INTERACTIVE MAP: Dog-friendly areas in Chicago

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/14/2014, 03:00pm

Aldermen authorized financing for Chicago’s 21st dog park Tuesday. They also urged the Chicago Park District to create more dog parks for the city’s 600,000 canines — and to lower the fundraising bar for dog owners.

Here’s the full story from city hall reporter Fran Spielman: Aldermen howl about requirements — and financing — for dog parks.

And here’s an interactive map of all 21 “dog-friendly areas” in the city of Chicago, based on park district data:

By comparison, Portland — ranked the best U.S. city for dogs last year by Estately — boasts 33 dog parks.

Of course, as Estately pointed out, you also risk this at Portland dog parks:

For more information about dog-friendly areas in the city, visit the Chicago Park District website.