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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

Ruby, the rescued Yorkie-Poo visits dog friendly Northshore Sculpture Park

The next stop in Ruby's dog-friendly tour of Chicago is the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.

The Skokie Northshore Channel Sculpture Park

The park runs two miles along the North Shore Channel of the Chicago River from Touhy Avenue in Chicago to Dempster Street in Skokie and connects with parks on either end. Like Grant Park, the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is free, open year-round, and dog-friendly (dogs must be leashed). 

Ruby checks out the art at the dog-friendly Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
Revival - Joseph Eisenhaur
The park displays more than 60 sculptures by artists of local, national and international reputation. Park docents offer free public and private tours. Because of its location just outside Chicago, the park is a hidden gem and never too crowded.

Ruby walks the trail at the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

In addition to the sculpture, there is an upper and lower trail for biking, jogging, and walking dogs,

Ruby stops for a snack at the Northshore Sculpture Park

picnic tables for small gatherings and mid-walk snacks,

The Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park's LA SOUTERRAINE by Robert Smart
LA SOUTERRAINE, Robert Smart
and lots of green grass for contemplation and power naps.

Ruby makes a friend at dog-friendly Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

There are always a few other dogs, but most are on the quiet or smaller side. Not sure why this is ...maybe the more active breeds prefer the trails in the nearby forest preserves. 

Rita makes a friend at dog-friendly Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

We met sweet Rita at the park this past weekend. She's a nine-month old rescued puppy from Chicago Canine Rescue. 

Ruby makes a friend at dog-friendly Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

Despite their age difference, Rita and Ruby hit it off immediately.

Ruby pretends she is a sculpture at the dog-friendly Skokie Northshore sculpture park
Gargoyle, John Parker
Sometimes Ruby likes to pretend she's part of the art

Tune in next week for more art and our favorite nearby dog-friendly restaurant! Check out Ruby's visit to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain here. 


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51 comments

  1. Hari OM
    Those are some mighty constructions - that is my kinda park - and Ruby, you totally adorn the sculpture!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  2. Oh Ruby that looks just the sorta place I would LUFFS to visit.
    Picnic tables and walkies and thingys to look at, just pawfect
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. What a wonderful 'secret' park just for you and your girl Ruby.
    OMCs Rita looks like the purrfect friend for you. I hope you get to visit with her again soon.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  4. What a beautiful park! I love how happy Ruby looks visiting it. And, again, I love her smile!

    Thank you for the reminder about #RememberMeThursday!

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  5. Oh that'sd a super place for a pic nic... and there are such cute pups... wish I were there too :o)

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  6. What a pretty part and a fun looking day!

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  7. What a beautiful place ! Thank you for the tour ! Purrs

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  8. That's such a beautiful park!!! You look so beautiful together. Happy you had so much fun together!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Cara

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  9. What a cool park. Rita is a cutie
    Lily & Edward

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  10. That looks like a great park to visit... and Ruby, you do indeed look like a statue standing there so pretty and still. Glad you and Rita hit it off. Gracie would bring havoc to that park if she were to visit... so I promise to keep her away.. (haha)

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  11. What a beautiful park to make new furiends, have a snack and take a walk!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  12. ruby....what an awesum place two visit with yur mom N yur gurl !!! N way kewl ta meet up with sum palz ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  13. You sure do have the most interesting stuffs in Chicago, Ruby!

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  14. Beautiful place - and your new friend is real cute too!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  15. It looks like you had a wonderful day and made a new friend

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  16. Ruby, you always look so happy. We're loving the tour.

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  17. That was an amazing tour sweet Ruby and your pal is cute too!

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  18. Thanks fur the tour! Grrreat phodography!
    Your Furrend in Vancouver
    Louis Dog Armstrong

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  19. Thanks fur the tour! Grrreat phodography!
    Your Furrend in Vancouver
    Louis Dog Armstrong

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  20. For normal walks, we would prefer the trails too, but for an interesting walk and photos, this is a pretty cool place.

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  21. I always like finding places like this to visit with my dog. I think because Edie is a small dog, we prefer places where leashes are mandatory so we don't run into dogs off leash. Your photos are lovely and it looks like you had a great time!

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  22. Loved the pictures of the park. Looks like you and ruby had a good time

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  23. Looks like you had fun, Ruby! What a gorgeous park.

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  24. Ruby, you looked like you had just an amazing time! We love exploring these types of creative and texture-filled parks - thanks for sharing with us!

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  25. Great pics, looks like a fun park! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. It looks as though you have had an eventful day!

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  27. Looks like you had such fun and those photos are beautiful!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  28. I will have to check out that park, I did not know it existed. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.

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  29. What a gorgeous park to walk in. Mr. N would approve.

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  30. What a great post and amazing photos! Such a beautiful place.

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  31. What a beautiful park and amazing pics - thanks for sharing

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  32. I love sculpture parks! This looks like an incredible place to walk, picnic and to just breathe. :-)

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  33. It sounds like you had a great walk! Beautiful park. I love the sculptures.

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  34. Wow. That looks like a great dog-friendly spot. I'll have to put it on our must see list. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Wow Ruby that looks like a terrific park!!

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  36. Love your photos- what a fun adventure and park- love your cute new friend.

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  37. What a beautiful park. I absolutely love the sculptures. I love when art can make the natural world even MORE beautiful.

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  38. What a lovely place to walk and explore, Ruby!

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  39. I love that park! It looks like fun,,, And I love your cute faces!
    love
    tweedles

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  40. Love it! Great park and great pictures! It looks like it might be starting to cool off a bit there too. :)

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  41. Say hi to Rita from us. That park looks pawsome.

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  42. That is my sort of park. My favourite sculpture park is Frognerparken in Oslo, Norway which is truly amazing!

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  43. You look so handsome with your bandana!!

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  44. Looks like a beautiful day! Great photos.

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  45. That looks like a wonderful place! Rita is so cute, I hope she And Ruby cross paths again!

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  46. I seriously want to come hang out with you and go find dog friendly adventures to have together! This place looks awesome!! Love all the photos!

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