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The McKinley Park Dog Park Committee is a group of individuals from the McKinley Park area who are interested in starting a safe, legal Dog Friendly Area in Chicago’s iconic McKinley Park, which rests on nearly 70 acres of Chicago’s South Side, on Pershing between Western and Damen


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The McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council is a group of individuals who preside over McKinley Dog Park-- a safe, legal Dog Friendly Area in the McKinley Park. The 12,000 sq. ft. dog park is located on Pershing & Western and is the first public dog park in Chicago's Southwest side. The DFA, built in January of 2020 boasts a small dog area, two human/pet water fountains, and complimentary pick-up bags. Come check it out!
All park users must follow Chicago Park District Rules & Regulations, Permit & Tag requirements, as well as posted signs.
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