List of Dog Parks in Chicago

It is the responsibility of each individual dog owner to ensure that their dogs are properly trained, under voice command and fully capable of passive interaction with other dogs. A dog's behavior is a direct reflection of their owners training and ability to control. Poorly trained dogs are not received well in dog parks!


The owner or other responsible person bringing any dog into a DFA must have a permit and tag issued by a participating Veterinarian for each dog. The Veterinarian will issue a permit for any dog when the dog’s owner or other person responsible for the dog shows the following:


  1. The owner or other responsible person produces a current dog license issued by the City of Chicago, or proof that the dog has a current rabies vaccination.  
  2. The owner must complete a Chicago Park District Dog Friendly Area Permit Application for each dog.  The owner shall provide written proof acceptable to the Park District showing that a licensed veterinarian (or other authorized person) has performed a fecal test for parasites and vaccinated any dog entering a DFA for the following diseases:  
    1. Distemper
    2. Hepatitis
    3. Para influenza
    4. Parvovirus
    5. Bordetella
    6. (Current titers where applicable will also be acceptable)
      After issuance of a permit, the dog owner is responsible for keeping immunizations A thru E above current.
  3. The owner must agree to abide by the Chicago Park District Rules and Regulations of a Dog Friendly Area

Where To Get A Permit In Chicago

Dog Friendly Area Permit Applications are available at participating veterinarian offices.  A list of the participating veterinarians can be found on the Chicago Park District website at


Dog Park

Address: Blackhawk and Noble

Montrose Beach

Address: 4200 North on The Lakefront 

Challenger Park

Address: Buena Park/Kenmore Ave

Dog Park

Address: Wicker Park

Coliseum Park

Address: 14th St. & Wabash

Wiggly Field

Address: 2600 Sheffield

Lincoln Park Dog Beach

Address: Not Available

Margate Park

Address: 4921 N. Marine Dr. N.

Hamlin Park

Address: 3035 N. Hoyne

Promontory Park

Address: 5491-93 S. South Shore Drive

Walsh Park

Address: 1722 N. Ashland