Whenever you visit the neighborhood of Ashburn, you'll be met with an active neighborhood with packed residential streets on the southwest side of Chicago. Despite how packed it is, the neighborhood still makes way for plenty of dog-friendly parks and places to go, such as Rainey Park. This park is an average size and offers lots of green space for Fido to run around.
When you enter the park after parking along the off-street parking spaces, you will see a lush green space that opens up to recreational fields on the eastern part of the park. There are four baseball diamonds, with a soccer field in the middle. A 6-foot wide concrete path travels around this area, with trees lining the northern section of the trail that offers lots of shade. If you continue along the northern part of the path, you'll see an open field in the middle of the park, a playground on the north side of the trail with basketball courts. The basketball courts are fenced-in, and although made from asphalt, still provide a safe area to play with Fido when no other teams are using them.
The trail travels along the back of a middle school, until it turns and reaches the southern part of the park again, where open volleyball fields are open to people. There's plenty of room to play throughout the park, whether you want to walk, run around, or play some fetch with your pup. Along the trail, you will find water fountains and benches, with trash bins and picnic tables near the playground on the upper half of the park, but not clean up bags, so remember to bring some.
Easy going and open, this park has a lot of space for dogs to run around, play, or socialize with other pups, even when it gets busy during after school hours, and can provide a quiet place to have a one-on-one walk during the afternoon. Pup approved!