The next stop in Ruby's dog-friendly tour of Chicago is the Skokie Northshore 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).
|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.
In addition to the sculpture, there is an upper and lower trail for biking, jogging, and walking dogs,
picnic tables for small gatherings and mid-walk snacks,
|LA SOUTERRAINE, Robert Smart|
and lots of green grass for contemplation and power naps.
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.
Despite their age difference, Rita and Ruby hit it off immediately.
|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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