Any dog will love to take a walk through the neighborhood area of Almond Park in Chicago. This lovely oval shaped green space is situated right in the middle of the Morgan Park community, and provides an outdoor venue for getting some exercise locally. Vehicles can be parked on the side of the street, and from the car to the park, it's just a two-second stroll, or if you have an energetic dog, a very swift bouncing leap!
Once the site of the Morgan Park water works, when this small town was annexed by the larger metropolis of Chicago, the area became a greenspace. Not surprisingly, Almond Park is full of almond trees, which gave it its name, and while devoid of any buildings or amenities, the park does offer a grassy, level expanse dotted with the nut trees to explore. While mostly around the perimeter, these almond trees provide shade and a lovely landscape to take a stroll through with your pup. Spring sees the trees in flower and scenting the air with their distinctive perfume. There are no actual paths, so you can forge your own wherever feet and paws may take you. Have a picnic on the grass, or let your pup sniff the trees and watch for squirrels.
Pups are welcome, so long as they stay leashed. Taking a supply of clean up bags with you when going to Almond Park is essential as there are no bag dispensers on site. Be sure to pick up whatever your pup lays down and help keep this beautiful oasis clean for all. The park does have trash receptacles where you can deposit used bags. Tote water for you and your pup along too. There are no restrooms in this park, so plan accordingly.
Enjoy your walks with your furry friend in Chicago's Almond Park for a relaxing and beautiful day in nature.