Streeterville is a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. This neighborhood encompasses some of the shoreline, as well as a peninsula made by the Jardine Water Purification Plant. Homes in Streeterville are primarily tall apartment buildings on busy city streets.
Sidewalks are wide, but there is no divider between sidewalk and street, so you will walk your dog on a close leash throughout most of the area. For a change from the city street walking and a chance to enjoy some wheeled activities, you can head towards the Chicago River and the lovely River Esplanade that runs along it. The Esplanade will lead you to the attractive River Esplanade Park and you can go on on to the peninsula and to the large and lovely Milton Lee Olive Park and Ohio Street Beach.The beach is small, but very charming, especially after all of the city walking.
Most of Streeterville is tight, but there are several places in this neighborhood where you can get away from the bustle and enjoy walking your dog on loose line. One of the nicest walks in Streeterville is the River Esplanade and the parks it leads to along the river. This wide walk will provide room for you to offer some freedom to your pup.
If you follow the River Esplanade, you will find your way to a park of the same name. At the beginning of the peninsula and into the water purification plant, there is another area called Milton Lee Olive Park. The small beach here will be a lovely change from the city streets, providing your pup an opportunity to experience the water and go swimming. It is especially important for your developing puppy to experience changes in terrain and water as she grows so that she will not develop a fear of it when she is older.
Streeterville has access to several charming parks, including Milton Lee Olive Park. This park is located by the Water Treatment Plant and provides lots of grassy areas and a tree lined shoreline for you and your dog to wander. The shoreline is not completely natural, but it does taper a bit to provide a bit more of a challenge. The area where the beach meets the seawall is an especially good place to see wildlife.
Further inland, there are other parks like Poke Rose Park, which offers large fields for you to play a game of ball or fetch with your dog. An insulating layer of tree cover will protect you from some of the sounds of the city streets. For more extensive woodland exploration, explore deeper into the Olive Park Woodland and the Jane Addams Memorial Park, both of which have lots of tree cover and shrubbery that surround the area's numerous walking trails.