If you want to take your furry friend out into a large, natural area, then pack up that pup of yours and head to Garfield Park where you can enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the metropolis of Chicago! Located in the East Garfield Park Community of the city, you will find places to park on side streets and neighboring parking garages. Garfield Park offers almost 185 acres of non-stop fun.
You and your pup will love a stroll throughout these landscaped grounds or open spaces. Or you can head down to the fishing lagoon where you can try to catch dinner. This is a pawtastic spot to just relax and take some time to sit and enjoy the surrounding peace and quiet of the area.
The next stop should definitely be the floral gardens. Stick to the path and don’t forget to take a minute to smell the roses! Beautiful to see in the spring and summer months, you can watch the daffodils bloom to welcome a new season! And your pup will love the surrounding open spaces where they can run on an extended leash to burn off some pent-up energy!
Other amenities of the park include a historic field house where people can take a dance class and show off their skills in the grand ballroom. Outside, the park offers sports fields and a swimming pool. Restrooms and drinking fountains are provided in the park so all you need to remember is to have a great day together! Mutt mitts are required and will help keep this park puptastic for all to enjoy!
Head out to Garfield Park today to take a step back into nature from the surrounding metropolitan area. You will be glad you did!