Kennedy Park Trails

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 10 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
Kennedy Park's trails and paths lie within the park of the same name, in the neighborhood named Kennedy Park as well. This 19-acre expanse of lawn is divided into sectors by the smooth, walkable paths as they weave through the ballfields, around the fieldhouse and the playground. A main path loops around the entire park, with entrances at 113th and 114th Streets, and Western Avenue. While the main loop approximates a mile, the combination of looping and intersecting paths makes it possible to lengthen or shorten your walk, depending on Fido's energy level and yours.


Many benches line the walks and provide shady or sunny spots to read, share a picnic with your pooch or just relax, enjoying the grassy view. Many trees dot the landscape and arise here and there along the main trail. Their shade is pawrfect for tossing down a blanket and taking a nap with your fur-baby by your side. 

If you've been walking awhile and want to gift your pooch with a refreshing treat, head on over to the splash pad, where dogs can romp in the sprinkler's cascading spray. Remember to bring ample water to drink for yourself and your pup as there are no fountains provided. Speaking of bringing stuff, don't forget the clean up bags and be sure to discard them and their contents in one of the many trash receptacles scattered throughout the park.

Kennedy Park is open year-round, and the paths are maintained in winter for humans to reach their after school programs or senior exercise classes, so there's no excuse to skip the walk with your furry bestie. And as snow is plentiful in Chicago, that would be a good time to let Fido "help" you build a woofderful snowman, or toss snowballs for fetching. The unbroken fields of snow will tempt you to flop down and make snow angels while your pup jumps on you, or helps forge new paths across the snow-covered fields.

Don't miss a stroll or brisk walk at Kennedy Park, and don't forget to bring your furry bestie along. The wide open areas and highly walkable paths make this the best doggone destination in the neighborhood!

Trail Features
Grassland, Easy Incline
Cautions & Considerations

Pups are not permitted in or near the pool or in the fieldhouse. 

Address
11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
11320 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60655
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM