Per Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, dogs are not allowed inside of Lucy Flower Park. Per Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, dogs are not allowed at Maplewood Park. The volunteer Park Advisory Council does not control Chicago Park District determinations.

Laws and Ordinances for park use at Lucy Flower Park (playlot) and Maplewood Park and Baseball Field:

https://windycitypaws.com/blog/chicago-leash-laws/

http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/title7healthandsafety/chapter7-12animalcareandcontrol?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il

Map of “dog friendly areas” where dogs can legally be let off leash to play within Chicago public parks and green spaces:

https://windycitypaws.com/chicago-dog-parks-guide/

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/dog-friendly-areas

Great article here, highlighting the legalities and realities of living in Chicago with a dog: https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/chicago-best-dog-parks-map

60647 zip code CAPS info if you want to call or attend a meeting in person: https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/districts/14th-district-shakespeare/

Want a “dog friendly area” aka “dog park”? Residents may learn if you can qualify, how much you’ll need to fundraise, what the dog area will legally have to look like, and find out through your Alderman and neighborhood association and park advisory council if it is possible (in the past, 1st Ward Alderman and Chicago Park District told neighbors multiple times that we have no available land that fits the rules in our immediate area)—ALL Chicago Park District rules below. Please note: A Park Advisory Council (PAC) is responsible for maintaining and working with established neighborhood parks and is not the proper agency for forming a dog friendly area for residents; interested residents must form a group and do this on their own through the Chicago Park District. https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/sites/default/files/images/page/Comprehensive_DFA_Package.pdf

Newly forming Humboldt Park Dog Park info, established group with a workable site: http://humboldtparkdogpark.org/

Fun goodies for our community of furry friends and their humans: http://www.tailsinc.com/2018/05/secret-dog-friendly-menus-in-chicago/

Want to get involved? Join us! Info here: https://www.maplewoodandlucyflowerparks.org/voluntee

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