West Humboldt Park is part of the larger community area of Humboldt Park and is located on the west side of Chicago. This community is active in holding community events, parades, block parties, and festivals celebrating its culture. There is also an active community organizer called 'The United Blocks of West Humboldt Park' that is dedicated to the improvement of the community and communication between neighbors and government. With active local organizations and new businesses along main thoroughfares throughout the community, many residents enjoy strolling the neighborhood on foot with their pets to visit shops and services.
While summer and fall weather is usually cooperative in Chicago for on-foot travel, winter in Chicago sees many days with below-freezing temperatures and snow and winter storms may occur. Spring can be rainy because of Chicago's proximity to Lake Michigan, so be prepared for the weather in Chicago if you and your dog go exploring West Humboldt Park on foot.
Homes in the neighborhood tend to be multi-family, multi-story, walk-up apartments with some single-family residences. Streets in these areas follow a standard grid pattern and the terrain is flat. There are sidewalks for pedestrians and their pets to traverse the neighborhood, and with no steep climbs and straight streets, walking is easy for residents and their pooches regardless of ability. This well-established neighborhood has mature landscaping and large trees. Trees in fall provide beautiful colors and a scenic backdrop for people traveling the neighborhood on foot.
Located in West Humboldt, Augusta Park is a small but vibrant park with a fieldhouse, playground and baseball field. Kedvale Park is a slightly larger park with basketball courts, soccer field, playground, and interactive water feature. Both these green spaces can be enjoyed by locals and their furry friends on a leash from paved walkways. Dogs are not permitted on playgrounds or sports fields when in use.
Residents looking for a longer greenway can venture across East Humboldt Park to Humboldt Park, named for the region. This larger park has lots of trails and natural areas that include a lagoon, island, beach, and 200 acres of green space. The National Museum of Arts and Culture resides in this park. There are music and arts festivals in Humboldt Park as well as organized activities and camps for local youth. Your canine companion can enjoy exploring the paved pedestrian paths, lawns, and treed areas on a leash.