Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Pooches do Humboldt Park in 10 Pictures

One thing we realized from our travels this summer was that there are so many parks and amazing places in Chicago that we still haven't explored. Inspired by Neptune & Levi's park in St. Louis, we decided to explore our own nearby turn-of-the-century park: Humboldt Park.
 The park is over 200 acres, with a beautiful boat house, lagoon, butterfly and bird gardens, a small beach, tennis courts, several baseball diamonds and whole host of other things including wide open spaces with walking paths. We've been to Humboldt Park a number of times to play tennis or grab something to eat at the Frittura trucks, but we got a whole different perspective when we took the full walking path with the pooches. 
We sat and the pooches posed for pictures in the beautiful Formal Gardens and in front of the lagoons. While Ms. M and Levi are naturals in front of the camera, Mr. B still needs to work on not blinking at the wrong time.
Beautiful Humboldt Park is going to be the location for this weekend's dog walk and we hope to visit it in future dog walks. There are so many places to walk, that one walk would not do it justice.
And if you are interested in joining this week's dog-walking club, please be sure to RSVP by Thursday.

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for showcasing Humboldt Park and for having your next dog walk there!

loveandaleash said...

this is gorgeous. you guys are so awesome, doing your scouting ahead of time for your dog walks. i am really hoping to do something like this in Austin when we get down there. i adore that last photo of Miss M and Levi, and the first one. The colors are incredible.

jen said...

That is a beautiful place to take a walk!

Two Crazy Coaches said...

Beautiful park!! And Miss M and Levi look so sweet in that last picture!

h(eather) said...

I love walking HP, but we rarely get there. We did some of OTAT's calendar photos there last year and they came out beautiful.

Wish we could attend the walk this week but we'll be out of town... we hope to come next time, it's on our to-do list!

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

Wow that picture with them hanging out the car is amazing! I love your photography!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

What a fun park. It's going to be a great place for the group dog walk.

brooke said...

wow that looks like a great park.
There are a couple nearby parks I want to walk through with Darwin, but haven't yet. Now I feel like we should!

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Awww- I love that last photo :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Looks like a beautiful park! That last picture is my favorite!

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

You found a beautiful park and and a food truck, Yum! Looks like a great walk.

Emma

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

That looks like my kind of spot! It's good to see Miss M teaching Levi how to pose for pictures.

houndstooth said...

It looks beautiful! I think that one is going on our list of places we have to visit!

Mr. Pip said...

What a beautiful park! Wish I could join you!

Your pal, Pip

Benny and Lily said...

Beautiful park
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

What a pretty park. We cant wait for it to cool down so we can explore Vegas more :)

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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