Prospect Gardens Trail

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Limited
Description

The Prospect Gardens Trail is a short and easy hike of about one mile that forms a circle inside Prospect Gardens Park in Chicago, Illinois on South Prospect Avenue. You and your leashed canine kiddo are welcome to walk and enjoy the greenery. This pawesome path is relatively flat as it meanders around the park on a paved path, and even has some large signage with information about the gardens and the lovely flora and fauna they have in the Prospect Gardens Park. 

You and your pooch can start at the Prospect Gardens Park parking lot and head either way on the path through the tall oaks and pines, which are excellent for shade on a sunny day. Your fur baby will love seeing the wild critters like squirrels, rabbits, birds, and even some raccoons if you stay until after dark. Please do not feed the animals or let your pup chase them. There is plenty of grass for your dog to sniff, and you can enjoy the benches they have strategically placed around the park and trails for you to take a break if you need one.

There are a couple of water fountains, although they are turned off during the winter, so be sure to bring your own water for both you and your furry bestie. The park itself is popular for its gardens, and you and your pooch can expect to see a plethora of  greenery, bushes, and amazing flowers in shades of red, white, yellow, orange, blue, violet, pink, and orange. Pack some clean up bags to help keep this beautiful area pristine.

For a furrific stroll through some of nature's finest, head to the Prospect Gardens Trail with your pup!

Trail Features
Diverse Landscape, Grassland, Urban
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Stay on the trail to avoid ticks and poison ivy.
Address
10940 S. Prospect Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Address
10940 S. Prospect Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
Hours
Mon 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM