Dog Park Closed For Construction

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Construction is officially underway and will take approximately six to eight weeks.  Please keep checking our Facebook, Instagram and/or this Website for updates.  We will do our best to keep you informed. We ask that you kindly respect the closure signs and also respect city and park ordinances which prohibit off-leash dogs in other areas of the park or on the tennis courts.

Waiting won’t be easy, but you will have an autumn red brick paved entryway, a drinking fountain for people and for pets, a water play area complete with a water-spraying red fire hydrant, a separately fenced off small dog area, and benches to look forward to.  Because we did not have enough funding, the turf play fields and other landscaping and amenities will have to wait. Note that we are still taking donations to that end: Venmo, Paypal, Mailing a Check and other options for donating can be found here. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process. Stay well. 

*Dog Park Closure – Update*

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The Dog Park is open as of Wednesday October 28. However it will be closed during construction which is now supposed to start on Monday, November 2nd. It is expected to take approximately 6-8 weeks. 

Please keep checking our Facebook, Instagram and/or Website for updates.  We will do our best to keep you informed. However, please note that we are not always given information in advance and will not always have real-time answers for you.

We ask that you respect the closure signs and also respect city and park ordinances which prohibit off-leash dogs in other areas of the park or on the tennis courts. At the end of the day, you will have a beautiful new paved entry way, a water fountain, a water play area, a small dog area, benches and repaired fences.  Unfortunately because we did not have enough funding, the turf play fields and other landscaping and amenities will have to wait. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process. Fingers crossed for good construction weather! And as always, if you love your park – help get it finished by donating here.

Dog Park CLOSING Week of Oct. 25

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We have been told by the Park District that they anticipate that the contractors will begin construction work sometime next week. Please keep checking our Facebook, Instagram and/or this Website for updates regarding closures.  We will do our best to keep you informed. However, please note that we are not always given information in advance and will not always have real-time answers for you. We hope to provide more detail regarding the construction timeline and completion date as the information becomes available to us. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding throughout this process.

Finally, please continue to give what you can and encourage others to do the same so we can get as much done as possible as soon as possible. This dog park is being built by you!  Venmo, Paypal, Mail a Check and other options for donating can be found here:  https://hornerparkdogpark.org/donate/  Fingers crossed for good construction weather!

Build. Together. Today.

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Good News, Bad News! Which do you want first?     


Good news:  Phase II drawings are officially out for bid! The Chicago Park District will review the bids when they are returned in two weeks and hopefully have a contractor selected by early October with construction ready to start soon after.  

Bad news:  When construction starts the dog park will be closed for a period of time, so please keep checking our Facebook, Instagram or Website for updates. 

Good news: This means that we may be getting a paved entryway, water fountain, water play area, small dog area, turf play fields, benches and other improvements to make your dog park experience even more enjoyable in every kind of weather. 

Bad news: We don’t yet have the money to pay for all of this. We are about $40,000 short of estimated costs, and we only have another few weeks to raise it or risk having the project reduced or postponed. 

Good news: We still have time. Help us get the funds we need to get everything built this year! Venmo, Paypal, Mail a Check and other options for donating can be found here https://hornerparkdogpark.org/donate/  If everyone who uses the dog park gave a one-time donation of just $20, we would reach our goal. Please share this information with people you meet at the dog park–many people still don’t know–and encourage them to donate as well so we can build our new dog park, togethertoday