Take a brisk march around Blackhawk Park in Chicago with your fur buddy, and you'll feel as if you're out in the countryside rather than in an urban location. This six-acre community park in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood was named in honor of a fearless nineteenth century Native Indian chief from the Sac tribe, Chief Black Hawk.
Blackhawk Park has all the recreational facilities needed to make it a great place to visit. The fieldhouse has an indoor swimming pool, activity rooms and even a kitchen for creating a feast when there's a gathering of folks. Which is all great for humans but what about the district's pooches?
Pet parents can take a few turns around the park's walking path with their best fur buddy on their leash. It's a wide path, which is paved and stretches through the park for around a quarter of a mile. The path is lined with beautiful, mature oak trees, and there are benches underneath them which are just pawrfect for a shady rest stop. There are also numerous sports areas, including tennis courts, basketball, softball, football and soccer fields, which your pup is allowed to explore when there are no games in session. There's also a playground for the little humans too.
Fancy a picnic? Bring your own snacks and find a spot on the grass to relax and people watch with your pup. Pet owners should note their doggo needs to be up to date on all their vaccinations and have a state license before romping through the city's parks. Fur babies need to be kept on a leash throughout the park. There are restrooms, but you will need to bring water, and mutt mitts to help keep the park looking its best.
For a pawrific stroll right in the city, you and your pup will love a trip to the lovely and historic Blackhawk Park!