If you need some outdoor time with your furever friend, but you are short on time, King Lockhart Park is the place to visit in the city of Chicago, Illinois. This park is dedicated to and named after two city firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on this very location in the Beverly Neighborhood. Parking is street side with plenty of spots to leave your car. Or if you live in the neighborhood, head over on foot.
King Lockhart Park is the perfect place to relax with your pup while getting a bit of fresh air. Just ½ acre in size, King Lockhart Park is filled with walkways to meander around, lots of shade trees, and a landscaped lawn. The wrought iron fencing adds a beautiful touch to the area. Sit on the provided benches which encircle the central brick plaza depicting the city’s fire department shield and let your pawtastic pup relax a bit in the great outdoors. Two shade pergolas offer the community a place to remember the fallen firefighters while adding a unique place to escape the harsh summer sun.
There are no restrooms or drinking fountains at this park, so plan accordingly. Be sure to bring some bottled water to offer Fido, especially during the warm-weather months. It is important to clean up after your dog to keep this park pup-friendly and out of respect for its other visitors, so be sure to bring clean up bags. Leashes are a must as well.
For a stroll or an afternoon, take some time out of your busy day to visit King Lockhart Park with your pup!