West Elsdon is the twin neighborhood of West Lawn, located on Chicago's southwest side. The community's population is diverse, warm, and welcoming. You and your pup are sure to fit right in! The area sits next to Chicago Midway International Airport, just south of Archer Heights and is well located with Chicago's lively downtown, just a short metro ride away.
The neighborhood has three wonderful, well-maintained parks that have lots of offer you and your pooch! The foremost is Pasteur Park which is a lush, open space with plenty of room for games of throw and fetch! Looking slightly further afield, Senka Park is located just east of the neighborhood. This too is a fantastic space to take your pup to have a runaround. The parks are frequented often by the neighborhood's residents and you will be certain to bump into some friendly faces! West Elsdon is a lovely area that you and your pooch are sure to enjoy!
In keeping with the rest of Chicago, West Elsdon is a very flat area. Forget arduous hikes! Casual strolls are this neighborhood's offering. There is lots to see and do and plenty to keep both you and your pooch entertained. Its streets are lined with residential buildings and there is a strong sense of community in the area. Just north of the area runs the canal and a short ride away is Lake Michigan. Paths around the lake offer stunning views, making for a scenic walk that you are sure to enjoy. Your pup will love splashing about in the water after a walk. Dog walking in West Elsdon is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The area is loved by dog owners and it's not hard to see why!
Chicago's distinct seasons means that year-round the neighborhood can offer exciting new textures, smells, and sights for your pup to enjoy!
The West Elsdon neighborhood encompasses three parks: Pasteur Park, Strohacker Park, and Chicago Park District Park. The abundance of green space means that there are lots of varied walking possibilities for you and your pup to enjoy.
Pasteur Park is the largest of the three and is located in the south of the neighborhood. It has been described as a ‘hidden gem' and is very popular with residents. The park totals 12.5 acres and its facilities range from baseball fields to tennis courts to a playground and a sprinkler. The park is a central point in the West Elsdon community and warmly welcomes dogs. It is well-equipped and well-maintained. Your pup will have a great time exploring all the park has to offer. Its size means that there is plenty of room for adventure!
Strohacker Park is the area's second-biggest green space. This park also warmly welcomes dogs with its clean and safe facilities.