Lorraine Dixon Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: No
Park Size: Small
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Lorraine Dixon Park was named for a woman who served the city of Chicago for many years, advocated for the welfare of all of its residents, and had an important impact on the lives of the population of the Avalon neighborhood in which the park sits. The 5-acre long strip of land nestles up against a railway line, but is separated from it visually by artfully planted trees and other vegetation. The 87th Street station is just across the street.


This park features a playground, and is pet-friendly. Pooches are welcome on their leashes, and their humans are expected to clean up after them, so be sure to bring some waste bags with you. Water is a good idea, too as there's none provided.  Lorraine Dixon's most prominent aspect is the open green space that has been cultivated with thick grass, shrubs, shade trees and flowers. A long, crushed stone path winds its way through the length of the park and is a great way to enjoy a long stroll with your fur-pup surrounded by nature. Entrances are on East 87th Street and South Dauphin Avenue.

A brick-paved plaza planted with greenery and heather is a pawrfect spot to stop for a rest, to listen to the birds, and watch the chipmunks and rabbits foraging for their next meal. Bring a picnic lunch and sit on a wrought-iron bench with your loyal canine at your side, perhaps sharing your meal, or the pup treats in your pocket. A blanket under a tree may suit you better, especially as there is no shade around the plaza. Another urban garden lies nearby, planted with perennial greenery. Read a book, get some sun, take a nap, or just watch the world go by in this reclaimed space.

Whatever your goals for spending time outdoors with your furry bestie, sometimes a relatively quiet, uncomplicated open space is exactly what you need to re-charge and re-energize. Take a break and come down to Lorraine Dixon Park!

Address
8701 S. Dauphin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
8701 S. Dauphin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM