Wrightwood Neighbors is a small square neighborhood located between West DePaul and Park West with Lincoln Park to the south. This neighborhood is not far from the coast and the beautiful parks and ponds there.
This largely residential neighborhood has some small businesses and restaurants along West Fullerton Avenue, N. Lincoln Ave., and W. Diversey Parkway. Jonquil Park is near the center of town and provides a nice place to stroll under shady tree cover with your dog.
The park is very near the Wiggly Field dog-friendly area which offers a large space for your dog to run around in as well as a mix of terrain including gravel and grass. There is a separate fenced-off area for dogs who need more careful socialization or solitary play. A kiddie pool makes this a perfect place for your pup to have fun on hot Chicago days and there are always tennis balls around.
Wrightwood Neighbors is a flat neighborhood with long, straight blocks. Homes are a mix of closely spaced or flush single-family homes and smaller apartments. Tiny front yards are generally landscaped and fenced. The divider is sufficient for you to feel comfortable walking your dog here despite the lack of lawns, but you will tend to keep your dog on a relatively close leash throughout most of the area.
If you are looking for more room to stretch your legs, Jonquil Park is a great place to visit, as is the Wiggly Field dog-friendly area where your dog can safely play with her friends off-leash. If you are looking for more extensive and varied train, the natural areas around the coast may be perfect for you. North Pond and South Lagoon both offer natural waterways to explore with your dog, while the gorgeous North Avenue beach provides a great place to stroll along the lakefront trail, enjoy the beach, or go for a swim.
Wiggly Field's dog-friendly area within Wrightwood Neighbors is a great place to socialize your dog while Jonquil Park is a great place to stroll with him on a loose leash in the midst of your walk. For more natural exploration, head for the coast and the extensive natural areas that you can enjoy here. Parks are all the way up and down the coast from Wrightwood Neighbors.
While your dog will not be allowed in the Lincoln Park Zoo, walking beside the zoo along the South Lagoon will give your dog the chance to hear and smell the strange and foreign wildlife within.
Depending on the weather, you can walk along the beach, walk or bike along the lakefront trail, or stay further inland on the other side of the lagoon on the path that runs along here. The lakefront trail follows the coast all the way down, offering beaches and natural areas as you go along.