Wentworth Gardens is the name of a housing development in the Armour Square neighborhood of Chicago. The small park here of the same name is less than an acre, and it features many activities for humans like a baseball field, a pool, jogging path and picnic area and a colorful playground. With the human members of the family occupied, you're free to roam the park's more natural areas with your fur-pup!
There is grass everywhere in this park, which is divided by a walking path that leads through to both sides of the clustered housing buildings, which are low level and not intrusive on the park at all. A small oval section in front of the community center is inviting for sitting on the lawn with your pooch and watching the world go by. The walks are lined with flowers, and the open area is surrounded by trees, providing welcome respite from Chicago's hot, humid summer. Benches dot the edges and along the walkways.
Once the location of the Chicago White Sox' circa 1900 baseball field, in 1946, it was converted into a community park to serve the newly-built housing units' young families. Today you'll see Moms and Dads wheeling strollers, joggers, older folks people-watching from the benches, and lots of children having fun. This is also a popular spot for Fido's daily walkies, and some socializing and play among the canines can be had while securely leashed. Bring a lunch and have a sit in the picnic area after your walk.
Please remember to bring waste bags with you to collect Spot's business, and dispose of them in the park's trash bins on the way out. Also, it's a good idea to bring water for both yourself and the pup, as the park doesn't have any water fountains.
So, whether you live in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood or are visiting, grab your pup's leash and head on over to this nice little park.