Although there are no off-leash area for dogs, this mostly dog-friendly park is a great retreat to get away from the city to enjoy a lovely day out and about with Fido. Overall there are four places to park in the park, though the northern parking lot is the best thanks to its proximity to the park's trails. Around the 200 acres of land, you and Fido can enjoy a number of things to do, from walking along the nearly 4 miles of paved paths in the park, playing in the open fields, or enjoying amenities such as restrooms, clean-up stations, barbeque facilities, a picnic pavilion, benches, water fountains, and trash bins. The main trail loops around the northern section of the park first, where there are 8 baseball diamonds, a soccer field, and shaded sitting areas.
Walking along the eastern part of the path to the southern part of the park will give you beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the park's beaches and docks, with access to fishing piers and boating launches. Be aware that dogs are not allowed on Calumet Park's beaches. Additionally, in the southern half of the park, you'll find thicker patches of trees with more shade, enclosed tennis courts, and an expansive playground for kits. Dogs are welcome in the enclosed tennis courts as long as no teams are playing where they can enjoy some safety off their leash.
In the rain or snow, Calumet Park thrives and will be sure to provide you and Fido the time and space you need to enjoy your time outside, whether you want to play, run, or socialize with other dogs.