The Palmer Square Walking Path is a circular track of a little over one-half mile on West Palmer Boulevard in Chicago, Illinois. The path goes around the outside of Palmer Square Park, and you can start anywhere along the oval since it just goes around in a circle with a cut through in the middle. The path is paved and clean, with plenty of trash bins for you to use as needed. This is a dog furiendly walking path, and the park has a fenced section for dogs to run and play off-leash.
Although the Palmer Square path is short and flat, you and your canine companion can wear yourselves out by continuing around the circle as many times as you like. And, if Fido still has too much energy, you can stop by the dog section and let your fur baby run around with the other fur babies. There are several benches all around the path and inside the park for you to take a have a snack, rest, or just soak up some sun and fresh air. The park is full of trees that line the path for shade.
According to Palmer Square visitors, there are a lot of furiendly dogs who visit, and the patrons also enjoy the dogs. However, if your pooch is not a sociable sort, you may want to come on a weekday when it is not so crowded. This is a popular spot, and you will see families, dog walkers, mountain bikers, people picnicking, and joggers here all times of the day. There are tree swings, a slide, and even a hammock tied between two trees in case someone wants to nap. Several water fountains are also available for use, but they are shut off in the winter to prevent freezing.
This beautiful park in the middle of a nice neighborhood will have you wanting to come back again and again.