Canalport Riverwalk Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: No
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
The pup-friendly Canalport Riverwalk Park is a linear park covering roughly 5 acres along the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River. The park features a trail that meanders along the river both downtown amid the skyscrapers and through prairie-like fields, with lush grass and the gurgling of the river to keep you company. It includes the Canalport Riverwalk Nature Area with its furbulous views of the Chicago skyline. Running from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street, the park can be accessed from South Ashland Avenue. 


The lighted walkway will take you past terraced and floating gardens, and several fishing piers. Many benches line the route and while this park is in the middle of downtown, there's a secluded feeling to it because of the sheltering canopies built in. 

One of the features of the Riverwalk Park is the Vietnam Memorial Plaza, tucked within it. This is the largest memorial to Vietnam vets outside of Washington, DC. Restaurants, some with outdoor seating that's dog-friendly, line the park. Bridges across the river can be accessed on the riverwalk, and handsome wrought-iron fencing protects you and your fur-pup while providing some stately scenery. The riverwalk path is lighted, and it's open in the winter for walking or cross-country skiing with your furry bestie! Some impressive willow trees bow over the river's flow and flowers dot the landscape in the spring and summer. The surface is packed cinder in areas away from downtown, and paved with cement in others.

This historic park in the Lower West Side Community is a much-needed respite from the city's hustle and bustle, and a pawrfect walking route for you and your leashed pooch. Come for a sit on one of the many benches and watch the river and the world go by, or make a stop at one of the historic sites along the way.

Address
2900 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
2900 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM