If you and your fur buddy enjoy the beauty of nature or appreciate good horticulture, then you'll both love Chicago's Arcade Park. This park has the aspect of a formal garden it once was several decades ago, although no longer boasts the same number of flowers and shrubs since its conversion into a community park. What's here is a lovely area for a very pleasant walk with your pup.
Arcade Park was created on a piece of ground which was gifted to the town of Pullman by its founding gentleman, Mr. Pullman of railway sleeping car fame and who the township is named for, way back in the nineteenth century. The parklands were landscaped by the innovative garden designer, Nathan Barret, who strived to make the formal gardens appear natural. This is all information you can recount to your fur buddy during your stroll in the park. Your four-legged friend will be mighty impressed with the extent of your historical knowledge and lap it all up. Note there are no water fountains, for dog or humans, so you'll need to carry some with you.
As you wander around the one and a half acre park's pathways with your fur friend on their leash, take a few moments to pawnder the restoration work completed by the Pullman Historic Garden Club, a voluntary group who keeps the park in order. They don't provide any bag dispensers, so as not to spoil the park's aesthetics, which means you should be sure to bring clean up bags and pick up after your pup. Picking the flowers to make a nosegay or daisy chain for your fur baby is fun, but isn't permitted either.
Have a puptastic walk with your furry friend in the lovely and historic Arcade Park!