In each of the SLDogPAC parks, the Board has purposefully removed any and all plastic pools from each of our dog parks. As the signs indicate, it is an issue of disease. We have been contacted many times by people whose dogs have gotten sick from the still water.
As dog owners, each member of the Board totally understands that this is not a popular move. Our dogs love those pools, and the SLDogPAC and park visitors have provided pools for our collective enjoyment. The challenge is that pups urinate or leave feces in the pools, which can contain parasites like Giardia (read up on it - it's no fun).
It's hot out there, and it is important to have water available on these hot days for our pups, which is why we are so pleased that the Chicago Park District has finally turned on the water features at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park. There is less risk of exposure when the water is moving. We waited to remove the pools until CPD turned on the water features this summer. Hopefully, this move will see a decrease in the spread of disease.
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Hi, I was wondering if the water fountains at Fred Anderson dog park can be turned on easily? It’s super hot and semi just think it’d be fun and cool for the dogs to play with that. ... See MoreSee Less
Support our friends at Lakeview Dog Park!We have been making progress to bring a new dog park to Lakeview. We have good news to report and a simple request of everyone reading this…
First, the good news!
Our community has passed the 2,500-member mark thanks to many of you who have been encouraging friends and neighbors to sign our online petition and write letters of support to local political leaders.
We want to build on this momentum and have raised our goal to 3000 people to sign.
Here’s how you can help.
(1) Cut out the “card” shown here. (2) Take them on walks with your dog. (3) Share them with friends and neighbors. (4) Ask them to sign our petition if they haven’t already. There’s even a QR Code for those who prefer “contactless” access to the petition via their cell phones. So you can encourage them to sign up right on the spot!
Meanwhile, we continue to work on final siting. As many know, the Chicago Park District approved a site near Briar and (inner) Lake Shore Drive. But neighbors to that site suggested other locations, including our original site at Barry and (inner) Lake Shore Drive, might be more amenable.
Getting agreement on a site is critical to the next step in our process: preparing design and cost options. We’ll report more on that in a future report. Meanwhile, keep encouraging friends and neighbors to get behind us. And thank you for your continuing support.
Looking for some safe, outdoor fun with your pups? There are two farms with giant corn mazes and pumpkin patches that welcome your friendly dogs on leash to wander through both! They are in Spring Grove (~1:20 drive from the South Loop) and Aurora (~50' drive). We have verified that dogs on leash are allowed. Each farm has COVID-19 rules in place.
A thank you to the supervisors and trades workers at the Chicago Park District for for re-installing the water connection at the center of Grant Bark Park (next to the 'lock-box'), and for cleaning out the rampant weeds in the cell tower installation adjacent to the park! We're all getting ready for the cleanup this Saturday morning at 8:30am! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who came out today to clean up the Coliseum Dog Park. We started at 8:30 am and ended at just before 11:00 am. There were around 10 people who came out to help us. ... See MoreSee Less
Water at Fred Anderson Park: as many of you have noticed, although the drinking fountains are off (and will remain so, for health and safety) the spigots inside them are accessible and on. Today we attached hoses to those spigots in both the small and large dog areas. So fill up those pools and spray your water-crazy dog buddies!
We also filled up the bag dispensers today. Please let us know (text, call, write) when they are empty!
The CPD says that they will not turn on the water features. We are still working on that. ... See MoreSee Less
Every time we walk by people are not social distancing in the park it’s more of a social hour for humans water is not going to help that there will juts be too many people in a small area...and why would the CPD be responsible for turning on the water?
When I was on city council, my vision was to create one of the largest dog parks in the city to bring people together. With community input, we created Fred Anderson Park in the south loop. The dedication was five years ago this weekend. Biked there today to see the neighborhood enjoy this community asset.
Get ready for the Blue Angels TODAY starting at 11:45! Looks like the South Loop will get a couple of passes. Enjoy, and keep your pups safely indoors in case they are afraid of those noises 🙂 Woof! ... See MoreSee Less
Wanted to share that Fido to go Dog & Cat Treat Food Truck is offering delivery services to keep your pups (and kitties if you have them) well treated <3For those of you feeling uncomfortable to go outside and come to the truck, we will come to you!
Due to Covid-19 Emergency Decree we are now offering:
FREE DELIVERY within 10 mile radius of Downtown Chicago on orders of $30.00 or more.
Check out Episode I of Quarantine Dog Games, brought to you by fantastic trainer Emily Stoddard, and her fellow trainers from Canine Sports Dog Training! And stay tuned for future episodes! ... See MoreSee Less
In case you haven't seen this article, here are some dog friendly big retail stores that welcome dogs! I think I'll head over to our South Loop Home Depot right now with my pup! It is a great thing to do also with young dogs to get them used to the world, things like carts, maybe a few loud noises, and different types of people. If you bring a young dog though, be sure to bring an emergency clean up kit! ... See MoreSee Less
The Morton Arboretum allows dogs on the trails only a few times a year. This year one upcoming dog admission day is March 8, however also, on May 3rd, it is an extra special day, called Tails on the Trails, when there will also be a vendor expo and activities from 10 AM to 4PM! ... See MoreSee Less