Kilbourn Park is a quieter area in Chicago to enjoy a peaceful walk with your dog while exploring different sights. While winters in Chicago are harsh at times due to lake-effect snow from Lake Michigan, the rest of the year is pleasant and perfect for walks with your dog. Be wary in the summer months though, as the heat of the sun raises the temperature of cement and asphalt and could hurt your pooch's paws if he steps on the hot surface.
Kilbourn Park is about three miles in circumference and about 1.5 miles in diameter, making a long walk across the neighborhood easily attainable. The streets and greenways are mainly flat, so your pet won't be out of breath during the walk. At most, expect a 15-foot gain in elevation. If you're looking for a steep hike or challenging terrain, this area is not likely to be the place to find it. Instead, it provides walking terrain for walkers at any level.
While there aren't any other significant parks in the neighborhood, the tree-lined streets offer some green space, and the Merchant Park Community Garden off of North Milwaukee Avenue borders the northeast side of Kilbourn Park. There's also a grassy stretch of land on the southern border of the neighborhood off of West Belmont Street, stretching down Kolmar Avenue.