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Midnight Circus in the Parks was a huge success!

Midnight Circus in the Parks at Welles Park last weekend was a huge success! Five sold-out shows! Thanks to the talented performers who rocked our worlds! Who knew the human body could do all that!! It was great to see all the happy and amazed faces leaving the big top. A great big shout out […]

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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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Nov. 17: Horner Park Cleanup Day

Join your neighbors for a park cleanup, and help keep Horner Park looking great this fall! This event directly follows […]

Oct 20: Ravenswood Manor Park Service Day

Join HPAC for the Fall Service Day at Ravenswood Manor Park on Saturday, October 20 from 9-11am. Come out and […]

Frankenstein scares up the Season Finale at Horner

The last show of our Summer Concert Series will be Theatre Hike’s version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, performed on Saturday, […]

Rokko Jans and the Neighborhood Talent Show

Rokko Jans and the Neighborhood Talent Show brings the 24th season of free shows at Ravenswood Manor Park to a […]

Marathon Weekend of August 17-19 Ahead for the Summer Concert Series!

Four different shows in store at three parks this weekend! Get ready for an incredible weekend of song and story […]

New Public Art Project Planned for Horner Park

Public Meeting to be hosted by 33rd Alderman Deb Mell, The Chicago Park District and the Horner Park Advisory Council […]