If you have time on your hands and want to spend it outdoors with your furry friend, then Lyle Park is a woofderful place to go if you are in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham community area.
This unusually trapezoid-shaped community park is a 1.6-acre piece of land that is located on an embankment created after the railroad tracks in the area were elevated across the city to increase public safety. More specifically, the park is in Chicago between 76th Street and 79th Street on the railroad's western right-of-way, and stretches alongside the tracks and across from local houses, making it convenient for residents.
One of the main attractions to the park is the Lyle Playground that consists mainly of grassy areas and a children’s playground equipped with swings, slides, and monkey-bars for kids. The playground area within the park also has engineered wood fiber surface making it handicapped accessible. There are trees lining the park that block it from the train tracks, along with a meshed-fence and a concrete wall in other areas. This means that your pupper is bound to be safe from traffic or vehicles in the vicinity.
Dogs are allowed to join you for a stroll through the park and a romp in the grassy areas, although you are required to keep them on a leash no longer than 10 feet. Be sure to bring water and clean up bags, and help keep the park clean! Illinois parks do require that your pooch is registered and properly vaccinated.
All in all, Lyle park is a pawtastic place to take Fido for a day out if you are in the city and you want to get some exercise for them and for yourself. Enjoy your time at the park!