When you visit most parks in Chicago, the area is usually pretty lively and busy with the city's activities. Graver Park is nice and quiet, and located in the secluded neighborhood of East Beverly on the southern side of the Chicago. The park is surrounded by tall trees and the backyards of suburban cottages, with a single road that runs along the south side of the park.
There is off-street parking along the road on the south side of the park, where park-goers can use the paved trail to explore the green space. Once you enter, you'll be greeted with a nice fieldhouse to the left where there are water fountains and restrooms, and an asphalt parking lot and swings on the right. A 4-foot wide paved trail moves in between the two areas before curving north through the center of the park.
Walking along the path will give you views of more features of the park, like another fenced-in playground, enclosed tennis courts on the northwest corner of the park, and two baseball diamonds on the east side of the park. There's lots of open space to play in with your pooch, and even room to play in the tennis area as long as no one is playing. Under some trees are some picnic tables and benches where you and Fido can chill after walking. Thanks to the secluded area of the park, there aren't usually many people, although its most busy times are after 3 PM on the weekdays, so head out before then to get some private time with your pooch.
No matter what time you go, this pretty park will provide plenty of room to play in, and will no doubt keep bringing you back for more time outside thanks to its dog-friendly atmosphere and nice amenities.