Take a stroll with your pup around Blackwelder Park in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago, and you'll feel as if you're in a rural rather than an urban setting. The stunning six acres of parkland which Blackwelder Park comprises look more like a British village green than a US city park.
This Chicago park is named after the founder of the Morgan Park Women's Club, Gertrude Blackwelder, who was also the first woman in the state of Illinois to vote. Way to go Gertrude! While those facts might be interesting to pet parents who enjoy knowing a little of the district's history, the pooches of the Morgan Park community are more interested in the condition of the park's grass. They needn't worry, as Blackwelder Park is very well maintained by the local park authorities.
The features pups love most about Blackwelder Park are the huge grassy expanse at its center and the shady trees that border it. A stroll around the perimeter pathway with their pet parent is pawtastic for pups, and no pup is ever happier than when they are helping their parents accumulate more miles and minutes on their Fitbit. Be sure to keep your furry pal on leash in this Chicago park.
An occasional rest stop during a walk to watch the players on the sports fields can be entertaining. There are baseball, softball and basketball courts to peruse, so there are lots of different activities going on. Though pups aren't permitted on the fields and courts when there are games in progress, they're more than content to spectate from the sidelines. Pet parents should be aware that mutt mitts are not provided in Blackwelder Park, nor are there water fountains for the doggos to drink from, but there are ample trash cans. Have a spawting time in Blackwelder Park!