Morgan Park is a relatively small community on Chicago's south side, but far enough out from the city center to be a very relaxed and friendly community. The community consists of a good mix of both single and multifamily homes. Yards tend to be large with front yards split by a sidewalk before the street. Along with a number of community parks, there are several pet stores and groomers within easy driving distance.
Depending on which area of town you live in, there are plenty of places to eat or grab a cold drink from while you are out on your daily puppy walk. The community is also home to Morgan Park High School and located next door to the Mt. Hope Cemetery. If you plan to walk during the sweltering summer weather, you should plan your walks for early morning or late evening to avoid the heat and humidity.
The majority of Morgan Park is residential with some light industry and the Marshfield Plaza shopping complex. If you hate the idea of going up and down hills on your walks with Fido, you certainly won't have a problem with this neighborhood, as the area is very flat with little in the way of challenge. Of course, this might be a good thing if you and your pooch have packed on a few extra pounds in the last few years. Keep in mind, just because the ground is flat, it doesn't mean you can't create challenging walks of your own. Vary the directions you choose, mix up the blocks, and stop at the different parks. Not only will this help make your strolls with your pup more challenging, it will also make them more fun for both of you which is something that can be hard to do on flat terrain.
To the west of Morgan Park are Mount Hope Cemetery, the Mt. Olive Cemetery, and the Ridge Country Club offering plenty of green spaces where you and your dog may not be the most welcome of guests. However, there are several other parks for you and Fido to check out that are quite dog-friendly, providing you clean up after yourselves.
Of the areas nearby, Kennedy Park is the largest with an outdoor swimming pool, six baseball diamonds, and trails that go all over the park. There is plenty of grass, but be sure to keep your pooch on a leash and away from the baseball diamonds so the players can enjoy their games without puppy interference.
On the eastern side of the community is Ada Park that also offers an outdoor pool, trails to walk on, and plenty of grass for the two of you to run around on. No matter where you go, you'll have plenty of options in Morgan Park.