As Chicago starts to warm up with the first touches of spring it's a great time for those of us with four-legged friends to hit the sidewalks and get back to some of the city's best dog parks. Not only is a great way to get out, enjoy the weather and enjoy some exercise but to network and meet new people. Below you'll find some of our favorite spots, just be sure to update you dog's permit and tag before heading out.

1. Challenger Park
1101 W. Irving Park Road 
Chicago, IL 60613 
The dog park is located on Seminary along the west side of the train tracks, just north of Irving Park.

2. Churchill Field Park
1825 N. Damen Avenue 
Chicago, IL 
(312)742-7554 (Managed by Holstein Park) 
The dog park is located on the park's southeast side.

3. Coliseum Park
1466 S. Wabash 
Chicago, IL 60605 

4. Grant Park
S. Columbus Drive near 9th Street 
Chicago, IL 60605 

5. Hamlin Park
3035 N. Hoyne Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60618 
The dog park is located in the park's southwest corner.

6. Lake Shore East Park
450 E. Benton Place 
(West of Lake Shore Drive, south of Wacker Drive, and North of Randolph Street.) 
Chicago, IL 60611 

7. Margate Park
4921 N. Marine Drive 
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 742-7522 
The dog area is located toward the southeast end of the park.

8. Montrose Beach
Wilson Avenue and the Lake 
Chicago, IL 60640 

9. Grace Noethling Park (aka Wiggly Field)
2645 N. Sheffield Avenue 
Chicago, IL 
The entire park is dedicated to dogs, so you should have no problem finding the dog "area."

10. River Park
5100 N. Francisco 
Chicago, IL 

11. Walsh Playground Park
1722 N. Ashland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 
The dog park is located at the north end of the park, along the train tracks.

12. Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen 
Chicago, IL 
The dog area is located in the park's southeast corner.

Is your favorite dog friendly place in Chicago missing from our list? Let us know so we can add it!