West DePaul is a cozy little pocket in the Lincoln Park community. Not only does this tiny sub-community incorporate Wrightwood Park, but it has all of the amenities you should expect to find in one of the more well-known communities. For those who prefer to eschew meat into their diet, the Vegan Plate on the corner of Ashland and W. Fullerton offers an excellent menu. The next time you are out for a walk with your dog, swing by and take a look at what they have to offer.
The row houses harken back to a better time and appear to have been well-kept. It’s a beautiful community to walk through with blocks of tree-lined sidewalks for the two of you to stroll along. The only downside to the area is the Chicago winters that typically bring with them sub-zero temperatures, blinding snowstorms, and winds that will freeze both of you to the bone.
It should come as no surprise that the terrain in West DePaul is much like the rest of the area, painfully flat. You might think this would make for some very uninteresting walks. To a certain degree, you might be right, but this only applies if you don't use your imagination. The ground doesn't have to be hilly or mountainous to make for enjoyable walks. When you don't have hills, you can make things interesting by changing the routes you take frequently. While West DePaul is not a large area, there are plenty of different paths for you to take on a daily basis. You can also take time out for a short trip to Wrightwood Park where there is a large area of grass for the two of you to play on. Take a pleasant stroll, grab a cold beverage along the way, and make the most of all the area has to offer.
While the only open green space in the community is Wrightwood Park, the entire area is full of tree-lined streets with plenty of grass strips for your pup to make use of. The good news is that you are only a short drive from Lake Michigan and Lincoln Park, where you and your pooch can spend hours romping up and down the coast, sliding onto North Avenue Beach, and playing in the clean waters of the lake. The park covers 7 miles of lakeshore and includes the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Lincoln Park Conservatory for those days when you need a little family time without your dog. If you are merely looking for some open green space for the two of you to play in that is closer, Jonquil Park has a large, open grassy area for you, your family, and your dog to play on.