The park is located behind the Chicago Park District Maintenance building on Columbus Dr. There are two paths to the park – from new 11th street bridge, as well as from Columbus Ave.
0.43 acre (18,690 sq ft)
Asphalt, pea gravel
- Fresh Water - Yes
- Bag Dispenser – Yes
- Small Dog Area – No
After 5+ years of work by the P.A.C., the South Loop community now has a large off-leash dog park (or D.F.A. ‘dog friendly area’) in Chicago’s “front yard”. Grant Bark Park opened on July 15, 2006 and is located near the tennis courts off of Columbus Avenue. The area is over 18,000 sq. ft in size, is fully fenced and double-gated, and has a tree-lined gravel area and lighting. At the north end is the area of commemorative bricks, along with a person and pooch drinking fountain.
South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative
SLDogPAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is lead by a Board of Directors elected from the community.