Northerly Island Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Unknown
Park Size: Medium
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description

Just across the Burnham Harbor sits the manmade Northerly Island. The former location of a small airstrip called Meigs Field, the island is now home to Adler Planetarium, Huntington Bank Pavilion, and the pawsome Northerly Island Park. Pack up your pooch and go check out this furrific green space!

While the northern section of the island is where a lot of the main attractions are located, the 40 acre park nestled on the southern end of the island is where you and your pup can find respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Dedicated to preserving nature, this area has a six acre pond, hills, and prairies and savanna habitat.

Take your pup for a stroll around the one mile paved pathway that circles the pond. There are also a couple of other trails that run the distance of the park, and several massive patches of grass are available for sniffing, playing, and exploring. While wandering around the park, your pooch can enjoy views of the Chicago skyline, as well as the vast waters of Lake Michigan. Please be aware that all of the trails are multi-use, so expect to see cyclists, runners, and, of course, other dog walkers. Help your pup yield when appropriate.

If your pooch is the artistic type, be sure to stop by the Daphne Garden. This area features puptacular sculptures by artist Dessa Kirk. By welding together old car parts, she created three interesting figures inspired by Greek Mythology. These unique sculptures are sure to capture your pup’s attention.

Don’t forget to bring some clean up bags from home, and stoop and scoop when necessary. And since your pup will be doing a lot of walking in this park, it’s a good idea to have plenty of drinking water on hand. A visit to Northerly Island Park will make your furry friend one happy hound!

Address
1521 S. Linn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
1521 S. Linn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM