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Support us at the Midnight Circus

Save the date for Midnight Circus in the Parks! We will be looking for volunteers to help with the October 17, 18, 19th shows at Welles Park. Our partnership with Welles Park can help us earn thousands of dollars for the dog park so please volunteer, and it promises to be a great show! Email info@hornerparkdogpark.org if you […]

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Throw us a bone!

Help build a dream dog park at California and Irving Park. A fully fenced one-acre area for your dog to exercise, play, and socialize safely off leash, with plenty of trees and dog-friendly water fountains, too! A place to meet and greet fellow dog owners Located in the southwest corner of Horner Park, within the […]

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Dog Friendly Area initiative update

Dog Friendly Area map

Good News! The dog friendly area initiative has been in limbo for the last few months as we waited to see whether the proposed site would still be available following finalization of the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) plans to restore the riverfront along Horner Park’s eastern boarder. The riverfront project has been […]

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Dog Friendly Area Petition Info

What is the petition and how can I sign it? The Chicago Park District Guidelines for establishing a dog friendly area require the Dog Friendly Area Committee (“DFAC”) to petition the neighborhood within a five-block radius of the park. The petition allows neighbors to indicate whether or not they support a dog friendly area. The […]

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Update on Dog Friendly Area Site

Please accept our apologies for any confusion about the proposed dog friendly area site. The area we show on our visuals for the planned site is only to indicate generally where the DFA will be. The entire highlighted area is larger than the maximum 1.8 acres that we would be allowed. Once we complete the […]

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DFA Q&A #2

We have been listening and want to take a moment to address some additional questions that have recently surfaced.  Please look at our first Q&A article for answers to other questions that have previously arisen.  Will the proposed dog park area still be available to picnickers? No. Picnicking would be prohibited in the Dog Friendly […]

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Imagine a Dog Friendly Area!

These are pictures of one of Chicago Park District’s newest Dog Friendly Areas at Lakeshore East Park.  Turf was used around the natural setting of trees.  The design portion of Horner Park’s initiative does not occur until further along in the process, but you can get an idea of how a similar-themed DFA looks.  Of […]

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Dog Friendly Area for Horner Park

Please help support Chicago’s first and largest “grass” dog park! The Vision: 1.89 fenced acres at the South end of Horner Park to run along Irving Park from the river to California inside current walking paths, extending to the North short of the walking path. Canine grass surface (lead free artificial turf designed for dogs). Trees would remain. Additional landscaping may […]

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Dog Friendly Area Proposal: Q & A

Welcome Friends and Neighbors! In response to requests over the years for a dog park, the Horner Park Advisory Council has formed a Dog Friendly Area Committee (the “DFAC”). In addition to informal surveys of friends and neighbors, the DFAC conducted a written survey, which was on the Horner Park Advisory Council website for over […]

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September 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order 7:08pm Attendees:  Peter Schlossman Amy Jahnke Carol Maher, PEAP John O’Connell John Friedmann Daniel Honigman Deb […]

Follow Your Nose!

For more information about the dog park, check out our blog: https://hornerparkdogpark.org/ Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HornerParkDogPark/ Or on Instagram […]

Howl-O-Ween Fundraiser for the Dog Park on October 28!

Stay Dog Hotel is hosting a Howl-O-Ween party on October 28th from 10 a.m to noon. There will be a […]

July 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order 7:10pm Introductions/Attendance  Peter Schlossman, President Diane Sutliffe, Co-treasurer • Gretchen Helmreich, Co-treasurer Kevin Anderson, former treasurer […]

Horner Park Pottery Sale – Saturday, September 23, 2017

  This is our second year of sharing our really, really locally made artwork with our neighbors and friends! Bowls, […]

June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Horner Park Advisory Council Meeting Minutes June 5, 2017 In attendance:  Peter Schlossman, President John O’Connell Kevin Anderson, Co-Treasurer Carol […]