The park is situated along the 5800 block of N Avondale Ave, towards the north end of Norwood Park. Google map of the site – the DFA opened in October, 2012, so it’s not captured in Google Maps yet!
Avondale, north of Bryn Mawr Ave.
Street parking is available along Avondale.
Bigger than the smallest, but smaller than the biggest. We don’t have any quantitative measures yet.
Asphalt surface with large pea-gravel areas.
The pea-gravel areas are below the grade of the asphalt surface. The external pea gravel barrier, however, is simply 2×8″ lumber placed along the chainlink fencing.
- Fresh Water – Yes
- Bag Dispenser – Yes
- Small Dog Area – No
This easily accessible park is situated among the trees at the northeast end of Norwood Park. It’s a huge improvement over the previous ‘converted hockey rink’ DFA at Norwood Park!
The responsibility to obtain and maintain a dog-friendly area falls to the users and the local DFA Association (in this case, the Norwood Park Dog Association, or NPDA). The Association is responsible for the cost of supplies, cleanups, maintenance, and signage. We need the support of the community to make it work. Membership in the Norwood Park Dog Association (NPDA) is $20 per household per year. The membership year extends from August 1 – July 31. By joining, the member agrees to the by-laws of the NPDA. A copy of the By-laws is available upon written request (firstname.lastname@example.org).