Park No. 546, also known as Lake Shore East Dog Park, serves the residents of the New East Side of Chicago and people think it is one of the better-looking dog parks in the place. This dog-friendly small park does not have any areas for small dogs, so supervision is a must. You would not want your tiny Chihuahua to be mauled or run over by massive dogs. However, all dogs are allowed to roam freely and enjoy their time without their leashes.
Picturesque and generally just a lovely place to hang out in, it is often compared to an island in the middle of skyscrapers. It has a relaxing feel, and it is always a good thing to sit out in the open overlooking the greens and landscaping if you are frazzled from your work. It is an excellent place for your pooch to get ample exercise and socialize with other canines and for dog owners to perhaps get to know their neighbors better.
The park surface has concrete and artificial grass where dogs can run around as much as they like. The park has water fountains to ensure your dog is well-hydrated while having fun. The doggie drinking fountain is located along the southern edge of the park, and it spills into a little stream that runs through the center of the park. There are plenty of garbage cans, but dog owners are advised to bring their dog poop bags. Dog owners are encouraged to pick up after their dogs and contribute to the cleanliness of the park.
The Chicago Park District manages the park, and there is an annual fee of $5 for those who would like to use it. The money goes to the maintenance of the park. You must visit a participating veterinarian to get registered and have a full health check to use Chicago Parks.