The 33rd Ward Advisory Council is scheduled to host a meeting tomorrow night to discuss plans for a dog-friendly area on the south end of Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave. The meeting will be held at the park’s field house at the southeast corner of Montrose and California avenues at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Representatives on the council include every block club, community group and community based organization within the 33rd Ward who meet to get updates on legislation affecting the ward and what the Alderman and his staff have been doing (and are planning to do) for the improvement of the 33rd Ward, according to Ald. Richard Mell’s website
In an email sent to 33rd Ward residents yesterday evening, Mell requested that anyone who plans to attend the meeting RSVP in an email to Jamie@33rdWard.org.
According to a flyer posted on Mell’s website, the area would include 1.89 fenced acres at the south end of Horner Park to run along Irving Park Road from the river to California inside current walking paths, extending to the north, just short of the walking path. The dog area would include an artificial grass surface and a pooch water fountain. Leached dogs would still be allowed in the rest of the park.
The Chicago Park District currently has 18 dog-friendly areas in Chicago, with most of them in denser neighborhoods. The closest dog-friendly areas to Center Square are at Montrose Beach and Foster Beach.