Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood is where you'll find Holstein Park with its 3 acres of green space featuring ball fields, a large swimming pool, playground, volleyball nets and a gym. Fido will no doubt agree that the walking paths are the best part of the park, though. Meandering paved walks loop around and across the grassy field, circling the shady picnic groves and playground, and providing a lot of strolling space here for canine fun, on leash. The police are serious about ticketing folks with unleashed pups, so be forewarned.
The entrances to Holstein Park are on West Lyndale Street and North Oakley Street, where you'll also find street parking. The view from the park includes a row of lovely Victorian-style homes and brick apartment buildings across the street. Across West Lyndale Street is the Senior Citizens Memorial Playlot Park, a part of Holstein. Its nearly one acre contains a shuffleboard and game tables where folks can play a game of chess or checkers. It's paved walks are a pawrfect way for you and your fur-baby to get some exercise. Who knows? You may make a Senior's day with some licks, wags and pats, too.
A lovely part of both parks is the collection of painted ceramic tiles that adorn their benches and knee walls. Created entirely by children, they depict a clear-eyed view of Chicago, the Logan Square neighborhood and the 2 parks. Most have the child's name and the date the tile was made, and a walk around the park is somewhat of a history lesson as well. They also appear on the sides of the concrete circles that surround the game tables. Each section of the park has a clubhouse with restrooms and water. Please remember to bring waste bags and clean up after your doggos!
This duo of parks not only meets the needs of the children, youth and senior citizens of this community, but also serves as great canine walking spots, with a picnic after, perhaps!