Maybe Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't a cat person. He's proposing three dog parks for the South Side alone where for years now activists have been hounding the city for an open space, even as several dozen have popped up on the North Side. It probably doesn't hurt that there's an election on the horizon.
The President of the BARC Board, Marc Loveless, is scheduled to be on 91.5 fm WBEZ tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 7/31) sometime between 9:30 - 10:00 am talking about dog parks, Bronzeville, and the lack of dog parks in general on the South Side. Tune in and check it out!
We got some more media coverage from WTTW. Story linked below. Two things to watch out for. The Indiana address is incorrect and is supposed to be 3938-40 S Indiana. Also, the quote about the Park District is misleading. It is true that the Park District provides no funding for dog parks and expects us as the community to maintain them (hence the need for on-going fundraising), but they have been a good partner otherwise through this process we are going through.
The owners of the terrain in front of the park, usually used as a parking lot by dog owners, decided to make it a tow zone, and the sign alerting about that is kept in a hidden spot. My car got towed last Friday and I ended up paying a $216 fee.
Please alert everyone that uses this park about this new “borderline racket”. Don’t fall to this trap!! ... See MoreSee Less
Friends of The Park DFA Meet & Greet – Monday, August 20th
Dog Friendly Area (DFA) members are invited to our first ever DFA Meet & Greet. Network with other Chicago Park District DFA groups, including those whose dog parks have long been established and those who are working to formalize their DFAs. Come network, learn, enjoy light snacks, and revel in the beauty of the late David Solzman’s park photographs that adorn our office. Please find meeting details and RSVP here! If you know a DFA group, please forward this information to them to ensure that they have received the invitation.
DFA members, join us for our first ever DFA Meet & Greet! Network with other DFA groups, including those who have long been established, and those who have recently formed and are working to formalize their DFAs. Network, learn and enjoy light snacks at the David Solzman Gallery. Doors open at 5pm,....
It's that time of the year again. Many of our pups will be fearful this week as fireworks will be going off everywhere, and all the time. If you don't have a Thundershirt, give this a try. You can use many types of fabric to make this kind of wrap, think about the tightness as you are wrapping them, especially if it is a stretchy material, you want the dog to just feel 'hugged'.
Smart School House KNOW ANYONE WITH A DOG? Wrap a dog like this to help keep them calm during the 4th of July fireworks!
My pups were not complaining at all about the BBQ sauce flavored sidewalks on Wabash. 🍗
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Hi South Loop neighbors, I had some friends in town and we spent a few hours today working at the South Loop Dog Parks cleaning up a bit. Looks like someone got to Fred Anderson before we did, but we did haul out about five bags of weeds and other trash from Grant Bark Park & d'Angelo Dog Park.
We swept the watering area out to get as much of the dirt out of there that washes toward the drain. Hope this will keep if from getting clogged for a little while.
Hope your four-legged friends enjoy a little less clutter in their communal spaces. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for posting this cute video Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital! Sometimes everyone can use a little encouragement to get in the car and go to work 🙂
ABC News This is Jango, a hard-working K9 officer who just this once didn't feel like going in to the office, refusing to get in his partner's vehicle – unless he got a belly rub. "And it's only Tuesday!" abcn.ws/2CnB3ds... See MoreSee Less
The Edgewater Dog Park is 100% community funded. The Edgewater Dog Park advisory committee has many plans for the expansion and maintenance of this small park that so many of us enjoy. While the Alderman was able to grant us this land that is sanctioned by the Park District, we are responsible fo...