Fred Anderson Park Dog Park




  14 Responses to “Fred Anderson Park Dog Park”

  1. Thank you!! 🙂

  2. We are a newly dog owner and have been really enjoying the Fred Anderson Dog Park and decided to be a member to support this place that our pup absolutely loves!

    Keep up the great work!

  3. […] larger dog park, with separate spaces for large and small breeds, can be found at Fred Anderson Dog Park . There are shared and separated areas on the one acre site, and there are even picnic tables and […]

  4. There are some dog owners that bring their adult pit bulls into the small dog side. This should not be allowed as this negate the purpose of having a separate section. I have nothing against pit bulls and most are super sweat. A small dog can defend itself against another small dog but will not stand a chance against a pit bull.

  5. […] Great Dog Parks: Fred Anderson Dog Park, Lakeshore East Dog Park, Wiggly […]

  6. Hi @Michele –

    If you’d like help to support the Fred Anderson Park Dog Park, this year we’re hoping to organize committees of volunteers (or at least, a volunteer) at each of the South Loop dog parks – we imagine that those folks could organize things at ’their’ park and contact us for support (e.g. $$, publicity, etc).

    Please contact us at if you’d like.

  7. I love the Fred Anderson dog park, me and my dog Fifi goes to the park everyday, to sit in the sun, play catch,and water some grass. I love to be a volunteer to help keep the park looking nice as possible.

  8. @Arthur Jumbles –

    Same comment we just made on our Facebook page:

    Some of the history of Chicago DFA surfaces is discussed in our 2010 blog post here: Why are Chicago DFAs ‘hard-surfaced’?

    The move towards artificial turf is a step forward.

    We all dream of grass and will advocate for it, but it’s the long battle.

  9. Artificial turf and concrete. Sad that grass and trees are too expensive.

  10. […] once its construction is completed, the Fred Anderson Park will provide a roomy venue of a dog park on Wabash right between 16th Street and 18th Street right […]

  11. You are so right on, Barb. Shouldn’t it be Fred Anderson Jazz Park (considering there is a performance stage)?

  12. Absolutely, you have a great point here, and it’s appreciated. Please forgive our ‘dog-centricity’… but that’s what we do!
    Seriously, though, if you’d be willing write a couple of sentences highlighting Fred Anderson as a jazz musician, we’d be happy to include the text in the description here! Thanks!

  13. Is this park in memory of the late, great Fred Anderson, the jazz musician? Is so, it would be nice to at least mention him. Why name something after someone and not even mention it.

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