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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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Hokulea Academy of Polynesian Dance returns to Ravenswood Manor Park on Friday, June 23!

Break out your uke, put on that lovely flowered blouse, wear an orchid behind your ear, say “Aloha” to your […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bring the kids to Horner Park at 7 PM on Saturday June 17 to witness Theatre Hikes presenting William Shakespeare’s […]

What’s New with Our Local Parks, Rivers, and Bike Paths? These Are Exciting Times! Find Out Why.

Join John Friedmann, VP Environment at the North River Commission for an informative presentation on all the exciting new recreational […]

Get ready for Sunnyside Up at Ravenswood Manor Park June 9!

Chase away the last of your winter blues!  Summer is starting at Manor Park on Friday June 9 as the […]

April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Horner Park Advisory Council Meeting Minutes   April 3, 2017   Attendance: Peter Schlossman, President Amy Jahnke, Co-Secretary Deb Groh, […]

Earth Day Events

Join your neighbors for an Earth Day Clean and Green! Saturday April 22, from 9-12am Ravenswood Manor, Horner, Buffalo, Sunken […]