As an extension to Old Irving Park, South Old Irving Park is very small and quieter than other bustling parts of Chicago. The ideal time for walking your dog in Chicago is during the spring and fall seasons when the weather is more temperate. The winter brings freezing temperatures and snow while the summer days can reach the 80s. Check the forecast before heading out to make sure the weather is perfect for a walk with your pup.
The neighborhood is a little over a mile in circumference, so South Old Irving Park is perfect for a quick walk. This community is good for those who want less crowded streets and noise or for dogs who favor quiet residential streets. There are plenty of these roads to explore with your pooch as you enjoy a quiet break from the city.
Apart from the community garden, the only green spaces in South Old Irving Park are grassy verges between the sidewalk and roads. If you're looking for a large green space to take your dog, Kilbourn Park is about a 10-minute walk west from South Old Irving Park and offers shady grassy areas and benches. Remember to pay attention to any rules and regulation of these areas regarding having your pup on a leash and be courteous to other visitors.