People and pups alike love to go play and relax in Ronan Park! This park is straddling the scenic North Branch Chicago River, so you can enjoy the sounds and sights of the water wherever you are in the 3 acres this park encompasses. Whether you’d like to make some furry friends, get some fresh air and exercise, or commune with nature, Ronan Park is a great place to spend a little time with your best pal.
One of the main treats in this park is the wooded chipped path that parallels the river. On your journeys with your canine companion you’ll be able to see marsh grasses and wildflowers blooming along the river. There is even a small waterfall! The area is teeming with wildlife and is home to a wide variety of birds, so don’t forget your binoculars. In the cool, green forest you’re soon to forget that you’re anywhere near the city.
One of the woofderful features in this park is the Multi-Ethnic Sculpture Park and Healing Garden. The purpose of the park is to embrace the city's multicultural heritage. There is a rotating schedule of sculptures, and you may even be able to catch some free performances or cultural activities. If you’d like to test your green thumb, there are community gardens that you can be a part of. This family friendly park has picnic tables and playgrounds, so why not pack a lunch and bring the whole family?
Doggoes are welcome to explore the whole park with their humans, as long as they stay leashed and on their best behavior. Bring along some waste bags and be prepared to stoop and scoop! Please be sure that your playful pup doesn’t disturb the wildlife that makes this park home. By following these guidelines, that park can remain clean and safe for everybody and fur-buddy!
With all these great features in beautiful natural surroundings, it’s sure to be a puppy pleaser!