KENWOOD—The wait is almost over for South Side doggies in need of a place to call their own as the official groundbreaking of two new “dog friendly areas” in Bronzeville will be held Saturday afternoon.
The first groundbreaking ceremony was from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 4153 S. Vincennes, with the second one following from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 3906 S. Lake Park.
These are the second and third dog parks for the South Side; the first one opened in 2018 in Calumet Park. Ald Sophia King (4th) told Block Club Chicago in February that she’d been working closely with Bronzeville residents for years to make it happen.
The City Council gave the green light last fall, approving $1.8 million in tax-increment financing to fund the projects.
When the parks are completed in two to three months, they will be staffed by volunteers who will serve as monitors while maintaining the cleanliness of the areas.
For more information, contact the 4th Ward Service Office at 773-536-8103 or Ward4@cityofchicago.org.
Here’s the layout for the park at 3906 S. Lake Park:
Here’s the layout for the park at 4153 S. Vincennes: