A full featured dog-friendly area is coming to McKinley Park in 2019, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers of the McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council and Tax Increment Financing district funding supported by 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas and 11th Ward Alderman Patrick D. Thompson for a dog pa...
We are looking into this. We don't know how much it would cost yet. But we are trying to organize an initiative to gain support for this based particularly on the likely increase in dog owners in the new buildings at the south end of Grant Park that should occur over the next couple of years. We presented the idea at a Chicago Park District 'court-meeting' last year (officials sit at a table at the front of a room; poor supplicants are allowed two minutes to present their concerns) and were pretty much blown off. However, we're going to be circulating our ideas over the next year and have some support from a group trying to regain community control over Grant Park. We will definitely need our own community involvement (bodies, energy, ideas) in order to move it forward!
Cameras seem like a more logical and cost effective decision. Moreover, this seems like a step closer to banning certain breeds and less like trying to keep the area clean.
How accurate could this be? Wouldn’t there be cross contamination
This is not new. West Loop apts have been doing this for years after a few bad apples wouldn’t pick up. It made news then too. Amli in SL does it. If you’re a responsible dog owner, it’s not a big deal as you’ll never be the problem. But Amli doesn’t seem to enforce it , although I wish they would, so most likely just a scare tactic anyway.
Natashia Bryson we need to do this!
If only people were more responsible then this wouldn't be needed. I, for one, would have no issue complying with such a request since I know I clean up after my pup every....single...time...
...alleyway just west of Michigan @14TH is a terrible example of tax paying condo (pet) owners...shamefully filthy over there...nasty
Thank you for posting this. This is incredibly sad. ❤️ South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC) will be taking steps to make sure that this sign stays up.Save another dog’s life by ensuring one gate is always closed before entering and exiting the park. Would hate for anyone else to have to endure what my husband and I are going through after the tragic loss of our baby. ... See MoreSee Less
I would also like to reiterate that conversations are NOT to be had while standing in either doorway. I witnessed this whole horrible incident that happened due to a dog owner standing for an extended period of time propping open the inside gate while having a conversation.
Didn’t know where to post, but can we organize a volunteer cleaning day? Just people and no dogs? There is residual poo and diarrhea that would be good to clean out, particularly since 1000 South Clark and Pooch Club just notified people of giardia.
Or pitch in to pay for a power-washing?
Inattentive owners are why I had to stop going to the park too. Either it was gate related issues or actually watching their dogs so they don’t get into fights.
I took my dog there twice and stopped going. I have to agree that the atmosphere is not great due to some owners who don’t pay attention and due to some dogs who seem to have no training or social skills. It is such a shame because it is a great park.
I am so sorry for the loss of your doggie people should use the dog park with their pets with the same caution we use playgrounds with our children. I would hope flyer with precautions and guidelines are being spread throughout the community. I know this is painful as I have lost a puppy but please share with the Park District PAC Facebook page so that all dog park will use this as a warning or at least a cautionary tale.
My sympathies to you.
That's infuriating. IIRC, signs are prominently posted stating that this should be done, but failing that, a little common sense would have prevented this tragedy.
Someone opened both gates once and my dog got out too. People are horrible.
I’m so sorry and I had this problem multiple times at that park. Sadly we stopped going as a result.
Horrible. Sorry for ur loss.
With u in spirit
By saying the dog costume contest and parade is after the children’s, you confused many people who showed up at like 6:45-7 and were told they couldn’t compete in the contest. Please have a clear time frame next year and stick to it. We had some disappointed pups!
Matthew - take a bit to walk before out meeting tonight? 🧜♀️
Tomorrow! Where will you be on Thursday from 5-8pm? We'll be at the Wiggles & Giggles Halloween Bash at Fred Anderson Park!Don't forget, one week from TODAY, the Sixth Annual Wiggles & Giggles Halloween Bash !!! See you there... ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget, tomorrow, Saturday 9/29 is the Grand Opening of Sydney's Pet Grooming's South Loop location, at 1526 S Wabash. Go on over and say 'Hello'! Tell them the South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC) sent you 🙂We'd like to give a shout out to our newest Business Member, Sydnee's Pet Grooming Chicago South Loop ! Their Grant Opening is less than a week away, Saturday 9/29/18, from 2:00-6:00 PM. They are currently operating after a soft opening a few weeks ago. Stop by on your walk between Coliseum Park DFA and Fred Anderson Park Dog Park and say hello! ... See MoreSee Less
Interested in having more green space in cities? You or a friend interested in, or just want to support dog adoption? If you have some time today there will apparently be the opportunity to see adoptable dogs from the Anti-Cruielty Society in the City in a pop-up dog park in River North! ... See MoreSee Less
Two parking spaces in River North will be transformed into a temporary dog-friendly area as part of PARK(ing) Day, a global movement calling attention to the need for more open space in cities.