The Jackson Park Highlands District is a walkable district located in Chicago, Illinois. This community is located just a few blocks from Lake Michigan. This district is considered to be an upper-middle-class residential neighborhood with main thoroughfares of 71st Street to the south and Stony Island Avenue to the west where there are commercial areas with shops, restaurants, and other services for residents to walk.
The weather in Chicago can vary widely between seasons and even within a season. Winters are cold with snow and summers are hot and humid while spring can be unusually rainy. Fortunately, temperature extremes are somewhat moderated on the Lake Michigan coast where Jason Park Highlands lies, and it can be a few degrees milder due to the effects of the lake in this community. Residents along the lake and their dogs will be a little warmer in winter and cooler in the summer while walking than residents further inland.
Jackson Park borders the Jackson Park Highlands on the community's north side. This large park is over 500 acres and features beachfront, a golf course, athletic fields, and a Japanese garden. However, pet owners will be most interested in the park's access to an 18-mile multi-use greenway and an enclosed dog park. The greenway runs along the shore of Lake Michigan and cyclists, joggers, and locals with their pets often use the Chicago Lakefront Trail. The park also has woodland trails and hosts a variety of plants and animals, especially birds. Keep your dog leashed in the park so as not to district local critters. The Jackson Bark is located here where your furry friend can play off-leash with other local pets. This park is the largest enclosed dog park in Chicago and was created from unused tennis courts with recycled materials. There are canine water supplies, agility obstacles, tether balls, and wading pools for a cool day out with your pup.