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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dog Friendly Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

The Skokie Northshore Sculpture 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). 

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.

There's an upper and lower trail for dog walking, biking, and running at the Skokie Sculpture Walk

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

Dog friendly picnicking at the Skokie Sculpture Walk in Skokie

picnic tables for small gatherings and mid-walk snacks,


Ruby enjoys a break from walking at the Skokie Sculpture Garden and walk

and lots of green grass for contemplation and power naps.

The Skokie Sculpture Walk is dog friendly

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

Ruby checks out the sculpture at dog friendly Skokie Northshore Channel Sculpture Park

Sometimes Ruby even likes to pretend she's part of the art

Ruby visits the art at dog friendly Skokie Northshore Channel Sculpture Park

If you enjoyed this post, you might like Ruby's visit to Buckingham Fountain or our trip to Laumeier Sculpture Park. 
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51 comments

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Julie said...

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

Madi and Mom said...

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

The Menagerie Mom said...

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!

Mark Muller said...

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

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a pretty part and a fun looking day!

The Swiss Cats said...

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

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

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

Two French Bulldogs said...

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

Bobbi and Gracie said...

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)

Dory and the Mama said...

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

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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

Molly and Mackie said...

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

Idaho PugRanch said...

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

tubby3pug said...

what a cool place

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

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

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

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

Brian said...

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

The Island Cats said...

What a fun place, Ruby!

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

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

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

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

Emma said...

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

Edie ThePug said...

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!

Princely Paws said...

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

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

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

MattieDog said...

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!

Golden Daily Scoop said...

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

Michelle Liew said...

It looks as though you have had an eventful day!

Marie Symeou said...

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

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Piranha Banana said...

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

Kari Neumeyer said...

Looks like a grand old time!

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

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

Kandace Drews said...

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

Ruth Epstein said...

What a beautiful park and amazing pics - thanks for sharing

AliR said...

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

Katie A. said...

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

Raising Your Pets Naturally with Tonya Wilhelm said...

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

Denise Gruzensky said...

Wow Ruby that looks like a terrific park!!

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Looks like you had a spectacular day.

Talent Hounds said...

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

Jodi said...

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

Sweet Purrfections said...

This looks like such a nice park

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely place to walk and explore, Ruby!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

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

LivintheCrazy said...

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

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

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

Pawesome Cats said...

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

Valérie Desmet said...

You look so handsome with your bandana!!

Sadie and Co. said...

Looks like a beautiful day! Great photos.

Daily Dog Tag said...

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

Bryn Nowell said...

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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