West Loop’s Best Dog Parks

Skinner Park: This Chicago Park District Dog Friendly Area is located in the West Loop neighborhood across from Skinner Park, on W. Monroe Street (between Throop and Laflin).  The park opened in August of 2014 and a Community Group was formed in 2015 at the request of the city.


Mary Bartelme Park: Formerly the site of an old infirmary, this 1.4-acre park in the West Loop community features design elements that combine a sense of history with modern, innovative design elements. Three strong, diagonal paths intersect in this one block park to create distinct, programmed zones. These zones include a fountain plaza, a children’s play area, a sunken dog park, an open lawn area, a viewing hill and enclosed seating area.

Mary Bartelme

K2 Apartments: An expanded half-acre dog park off of North Union Avenue near K2 Apartments is open to the public.K2

Alta, Echelon at K Station: This is small space but fills up in the early evening which makes for good fun for your pooch!Alta