An invitation: We need your help!

The Chicago Park District and City of Chicago do not provide any direct funding for Dog Friendly Areas. The bad news is: To build our DFA, we will have to raise most of the money ourselves. But the good news is: The future DFA is ours to design. Your contributions keep us accountable, and will demonstrate that our community is onboard and committed for the long haul.

We anticipate the final cost of our DFA being somewhere between $300-$400,000. This cost includes water access, fencing, surfaces, seating, landscaping, and more. With the $100,000 in infrastructure "menu dollars" that residents committed through Alderman Vasquez's Ward 40 Participatory Budget process, we have a great head start! Every dollar counts—if every dog owner estimated to live in the 40th ward gave $20, we could easily achieve our goal.

Make a Donation

We invite you to make a one-time donation, or become a monthly sustainer, here.

Your gifts are tax-deductible, care of our fiscal sponsors at the Chicago Parks Foundation.

We are grateful for your support, and look forward to keeping in touch with updates regarding our process, and opportunities for input.