Portage Park brings in a lot of people per day thanks to its wonderful features and plenty of parking can be found around the park, including off-street sections on the north and south areas of the park. The northern parking area is the closest to the dog park. Pups do need to remain on a leash until they are inside the dog park. Once inside, you and Fido will enjoy a safe double-gated entrance to get inside, with a 5-foot high chainlink fence that surrounds the area. There is a concrete and gravel area for pups to play in, with a small 1-foot stone wall that surrounds the inner gravel area.
Scenic landmarks in the park include a large totem pole with pups and hearts carved into it. There are also trees on the eastern side of the park that provide shade. Besides plenty of space and lots to play with, you and Fido will enjoy some special amenities like clean-up stations, human and dog-sized water fountains, benches, trash bins, and unique water sprays in the summer. Next to the sprays are kiddie pools filled with water, perfect for cooling off your pup in the hot summer months.
The larger Portage Park has over 20 acres of open space and multiple amenities, including a 2.4-mile paved trail, baseball fields, and a playground that are dog-friendly to leashed pups. Whether you stay in the dog park or explore the larger park, you'll be sure to mark when to head back to Portage Park again thanks to the care and love it offers to all pups.