At first glance, Park No. 468 looks like a just another vacant piece of land. It doesn’t have any amenities and there’s no big attraction to draw in visitors. But take a closer look and you’ll find a furrific little park that your pooch will love cruising around.
Located in the West Elsdon Community, this pawsome park
is really just one large patch of grass. If your doggo prefers wandering
aimlessly around to a structured stroll on the sidewalk, then this is the place
to be. Their nose will get right to work as they check out all the new smells. Since
it’s undeveloped, this park has a natural feel to it. The weeds, sticks, dirt
patches, and rocks will keep your pup busy. There are even a few trees they can
bark up. Some of the branches hang low enough for your pooch to climb
on. Plus, in the summer the trees give the park some much needed shade.
Park No. 468 sits adjacent to Chicago Transit Authority’s
Midway Yard, so you may see a train or two pass by. But the park is securely
fenced in, so you don’t have to worry about your pup getting to close. Since Park No. 468 is limited in size, a walk
around it may not be enough exercise for your dog. If that’s the case, stroll
on over to the nearby Pasteur Park or Strohacker Park for a little extra
Since Park No. 468 is so small, it’s super important that
you pick up after your pup. After all, funky smells travel fast! Bring a couple
clean up bags from home and be prepared to stoop and scoop when necessary.
Also, water is not available at the park. So pack some water bottles so your
pal can have a drink. Make no mistake, a visit to this park will make your
pooch one happy hound!