Apr 302014
 
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1 day ago

Filled the bag dispensers at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park and @ColiseumParkDogRun today!

Also finally put away the two hoses at Fred - if you donated the nice hose that was in the small dog area, it's stored safely in the storage bin for the season!

Thanks to everyone for picking up poo and keeping things clean!
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2 months ago

Filled the poo bag dispenser at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park today! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Piles of leaves at Grant Bark Park?

We've confirmed with the office at the Chicago Park District Maintenance Building next to the park - If you're in the mood to help clean up GBP and you want to start sweeping up piles of leaves - Yes, it's OK to dump them in the trash bins when you're done, the park district guys will take care of it!

Thanks for your help keeping our parks clean!
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3 months ago

Filled the bag dispensers at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park today!

There sure is a LOT of poo out there waiting to be picked up...

Remember, bring your own bags please. Use the dispenser bags when you really need them!

And if you see a fellow dog lover looking around sheepishly... offer them one of yours! 🙂
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3 months ago

You may have noticed the mess at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park

For the last few weeks we've been trying to contact the Park Supervisor about the flooding at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park.

We've been sending them the pictures some of you sent us (thank you!).

Nothing happened...

Finally, today after another email and a frantic message from a park user, the Supervisor decided to 'expedite' the work order!

She tells us "Someone will be out tomorrow morning."

Yay?
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You may have noticed the mess at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park

For the last few weeks weve been trying to contact the Park Supervisor about the flooding at Fred Anderson Park Dog Park. 

Weve been sending them the pictures some of you sent us (thank you!). 

Nothing happened... 

Finally, today after another email and a frantic message from a park user, the Supervisor decided to expedite the work order! 

She tells us Someone will be out tomorrow morning. 

Yay?
6 months ago

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.

If you want to make a difference and get involved. Join the SLDogPAC!
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Amy Ding
Amy Ding
6 months ago

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

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Hi Amy, We've been in contact with the Chicago Park District supervisor about this multiple times and have been getting nowhere - they claim there's a "policy" and it

's out of their hands. We'll keep trying.

You might want to reach out the alderman, Pat Dowell, ward03@cityofchicago.org to see if she can help. There more people raise the issue, the faster we'll get it done. Thanks!

Park District Supervisor informed us today that the water feature will be/is turned on at Fred Anderson DFA

Fixed the drainage, too!
7 months ago

We fixed the damn leak at Grant Bark Park! ... See MoreSee Less

We fixed the damn leak at Grant Bark Park!
1 years ago

Chicago Great Dane Meetup at the Fred Anderson Dog Park on Sunday, November 1 at 9 am. ... See MoreSee Less

Chicago Great Dane Meetup at the Fred Anderson Dog Park on Sunday, November 1 at 9 am.
1 years ago

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1 years ago

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.

The Lakeview Dog Park Council
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Support our friends at Lakeview Dog Park!
South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC) added 44 new photos — at Grant Bark Park.
South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC)
1 years ago

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1 years ago

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

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! Were all getting ready for the cleanup this Saturday morning at 8:30am!Image attachment
Reminder Grant Bark Park Clean-Up This Saturday - https://mailchi.mp/4091c2617c87/summer-2020-fetch-4800438Image attachmentImage attachment

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thanks for the great job on Colliseum park!

1 years ago

Coliseum Dog Park Clean Up - mailchi.mp/2b83a4c91a0d/summer-2020-fetch-4800026 Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday to clean up Coliseum Dog Park ... See MoreSee Less

Coliseum Dog Park Clean Up - https://mailchi.mp/2b83a4c91a0d/summer-2020-fetch-4800026 Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday to clean up Coliseum Dog ParkImage attachmentImage attachment
South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC) added 31 new photos — at Coliseum Dog Park.
South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC)
1 years ago

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

1 years ago

Timeline photosColiseum Dog Park Clean-Up This Saturday - mailchi.mp/fafc340604e7/summer-2020-fetch-4799838 Come join us at 8:30 am and keep this park clean. Located at Wabash and 14th Place under the El tracks. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

Coliseum Dog Park Clean-Up This Saturday - mailchi.mp/fafc340604e7/summer-2020-fetch-4799838 Come join us at 8:30 am and keep this park clean. Located at Wabash and 14th Place under the El tracks. ... See MoreSee Less

Coliseum Dog Park Clean-Up This Saturday - https://mailchi.mp/fafc340604e7/summer-2020-fetch-4799838 Come join us at 8:30 am and keep this park clean.  Located at Wabash and 14th Place under the El tracks.
1 years ago

Come on out and help us clean up Coliseum Park Dog Run! This Saturday 8:30AM. ... See MoreSee Less

Come on out and help us clean up Coliseum Park Dog Run! This Saturday 8:30AM.
1 years ago

Check Out the Latest Issue of Fetch! The SLDogPAC Newsletter. This one is all about the Fred Anderson Dog Park clean up. Everyone did an amazing job! It looks fabulous. Thank you to everyone who participated and our sponsors who supported the day!
mailchi.mp/bbc34848793b/summer-2020-fetch-4799022
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South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC) added 122 new photos — at Fred Anderson Park.
South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC)
1 years ago

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1 years ago

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.
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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?

Pauly Telz Jimmy yay they're open!

1 years ago

Chicago Park District - today:

"Update. Unfortunately as for now there is no plan to turn on the water features or even decorative fountains in the parks."

Our dogs need to cool down in this hot weather!
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Comment on Facebook

WHY?!

No reason given. This is CPD bureaucracy at work, with layers of responsibility so that our CPD contact can say that THEY didn't make the call. We're trying.

2 years ago

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.

South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC)
Chicago Park District
#FredAndersonPark
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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.

South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC)
Chicago Park District 
#FredAndersonPark

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Thank you so much Bob Fioretti, for the best dog park in the City!!!

Thank you Bob Fioretti, we really love this beautiful dog park, woof!

2 years ago

Will the water at our DFAs be turned on soon?

We've been in touch with the Chicago Park District and the answer is:

Probably not, for the time being!

The CPD position (as of 5.26.20) is that they need to take precautions so that disease "can not be transmitted to patrons and pets".

We agree with you - our dogs need water in this heat!

We're working along with the Grant Park Advisory Council to try to get the water features at the DFAs turned on!
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Will the water at our DFAs be turned on soon? 

Weve been in touch with the Chicago Park District and the answer is: 

                 Probably not, for the time being! 

The CPD position (as of 5.26.20) is that they need to take precautions so that disease can not be transmitted to patrons and pets.

We agree with you - our dogs need water in this heat! 

Were working along with the Grant Park Advisory Council to try to get the water features at the DFAs turned on!
Sarah Toney added a new photo to South Loop Dog Park Action Cooperative (SLDogPAC)'s timeline.
Sarah Toney
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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

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!
2 years ago

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.

Tues: 9am-7pm Downtown & Northside
Wed: 9am-7pm Downtown & Southside

We only charge $5 for shipping outside the delivery radius!

Click the Shop Now button on this page or go to fido-to-go-inc-2.square.site/
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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
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  2 Responses to “The latest from our Facebook page”

  1. Bill, we forwarded your comment to the Chicago Park District for advice and their recommendation is yes – call 911.

    First line is to call 911 if you feel threatened. We have a major issue with dogs off leash at this park. Security and myself deal with this ongoing issue. I will notify our CPD security but they should call 911 immediately.

    Note that Roosevelt Park is not a city-sanctioned off-leash dog area!

  2. I was confronted by a thug in the dog park at Roosevelt Road today. Muscle bound thug, his dogs had nothing to do with him. We were talking, at his invitation, about American football, and how the players of that sport do or do not deserve medical payments for their injuries on the field. I insist they do and I am entitled to my opinion. He insists I have no right to an opinion since he played for Penn State.

    He became very threatening to me with his size and when that didn’t work he insulted my wife. I saw this quickly escalating situation was going to end in violence, so we left.

    I restrained myself, and I wonder if there is a way of banning someone from the park. This man was clearly looking for a fight. Should I call the police?

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