If We Build It, They Will Run!
- .75 acre, fenced in, at the southwest corner of Horner Park, inside the current walking paths.
- Canine grass field (lead free artificial turf designed for dogs). The Park District does not allow natural grass surfaces in dog parks, so we will try to get as close to real grass as possible. Additional landscaping will be added, but none of the park’s current concrete paths or other amenities would be disturbed.
- Trees would remain.
- Dog-friendly water fountain and plenty of space to run and play.
- Of course, you and your pet would still be welcome to walk in the rest of the park as usual too.
Let’s make this underutilized area of the park a safe space for our dogs!
The Horner Park Dog Friendly Area Committee will continue to report at monthly HPAC meetings. Please email DFAC@hornerpark.org if you would like to serve on the committee or want to stay informed of volunteer opportunities. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
For your reference, see also the Chicago Park District’s Guidelines for Developing Dog Friendly Areas
This initiative is sponsored by the Horner Park Advisory Council Dog Friendly Area Committee, Alderman Deb Mell and Alderman Ameya Pawar.
A special thanks to Christy Webber Landscapes for donating their services to help us develop this design concept.