The East Ukrainian Village is a charming neighborhood bordering Noble Square, and not far from the North Branch of the Chicago River. Homes in the East Village tend to be closely spaced single family homes of two or three stories.
Yards are tiny and often fenced, meaning there is no room on that side for your dog to get off of the sidewalk. On the road side, there is a sufficient divider that is studded with attractive and mature trees, but you will generally walk your dog close to your side and only attempt extensive exercise with your dog if you are very skilled and have good training and control.
The Commercial Club Park is a small regional park with a ball field and playground as well as a little walking trail under tree cover. This is a nice break from the somewhat tight neighborhood walking, but will not provide for much natural space.
The East Village offers relatively tight walking with your dog due to the small fenced yards that tend to push right up onto the sidewalk. While the wide dividers do provide some room for your dog to wander on a loose leash, this is not the most comfortable neighborhood for it.
If you are very skilled on wheels with your dog and feel confident that you can stop in case of pedestrians and go slowly, you can walk along the sidewalk of West Augusta Boulevard. This street provides a long, unbroken stretch or space that is separated from the road by parked cars most of the time.
There are a couple of regional parks within and near the East Ukrainian Village, including the Commercial Club Park and the nearby Wicker Park. Wicker Park provides more exploration than the the other greenways, with several tree-lined paths for you and your pup to enjoy.
Aside from a few regional parks, there is not much green space in the East Village. To find more space to travel, you can opt for Humboldt Park. While much of this park is devoted to ball fields, the lake in the center and the walking paths, as well as the Humboldt Park Beach, offer wonderful opportunities for you and your pup to enjoy the outdoors.
The lake meanders through much of this park to provide you with pleasant water-side walking along the way. Lots of grassy areas allow you space to play with your dog while areas of scattered tree cover provide you somewhere to get out of the sun in hot weather. The pleasant little beach also offers a great place for your dog to experience new terrain and footing. On hot days, there are several areas where your dog may even like to wade or take a dip in the lake.