Is your pooch using their big brown eyes to beg for a walk? You may as well give in and treat them to an afternoon stroll in Seward Park. Nestled in the Near North Community Area, this seven acre park is just calling your pup’s name.
This park features a pawsome fieldhouse. Inside you’ll
find two gyms, a dance studio, locker rooms, meeting rooms, and a boxing ring. The
fieldhouse hosts various programs and classes that help keep the locals fit and
healthy. Those who prefer outdoor
activities can take advantage of the park’s ballfields and sport courts. There’s
even a playground for the two legged children.
Canine visitors aren’t allowed inside the buildings, but there is still plenty for them to do at Seward Park. A furrific walking path weaves throughout the property. Walk, jog, or run around it so your furry friend can enjoy some doggy cardio. On the northern end of the park, the sidewalk loops around a large circle of grass. This area is surrounded by shade trees, giving you and your pooch relief from the sun in the summer and colorful leaves to walk through in the fall.
Does your doggo like urban art? Then check out the
beautiful Venetian glass mosaic on the outside of the field house titled ‘The
Promise of Summer.’ Bright colored pieces form a puptacular design that will
impress even the harshest of canine art critiques. You can also check out ‘I Saw
Something Silly in the Park Today,’ another mosaic designed by local students.
While you are out and about in the park, be sure to have
a couple clean up bags in your pocket and pick up after your pooch. Also, it’s a good idea to
bring some water, just in case Fido gets thirsty. No bones about it, your pup will love hanging
out in Seward Park!