Jackson Bark is a community dog park located in and named after Jackson Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States. The dog park is an adaptive reuse of four abandoned tennis courts built with over 90% recycled materials, making it the largest 100% enclosed dog park in the city. Development began in the spring of 2014 and has been growing and evolving ever since. Jackson Bark is completely funded and maintained by the community and charges no entrance fee. With over 20 dog parks in Chicago, Jackson Bark is the first dog park on the southside, plus has more amenities, dog-friendly/safety features and photo-ops than any other community dog park in the state .
Features include a free parking lot, lights, 3 canine drinking water stations, 3 double-gated entrances/exits (including wheelchair accessible), 1 first aid kit, 1 bunker, 1 fort, 4 toy baskets, 2 teeter-totters, 6 benches, 12 chairs, 5 tables, 3 garbage bins, 3 ramps, 20 bag dispensers, 15 cardboard scooper dispensers, 6 sun-shades, 7 wade-pools, 2 a-frames, 6 walks, 4 tunnels, 2 hurdles, 4 hoops, 2 time-outs, 2 weaves, 2 tire-hills, 1 shaded pup lounge, 1 spool-circle, 1 community board, 1 news board, 1 lost dog board, 2 tether-balls/poles, 2 pause tables, 1 middle fence/gate, 1 website (plus a dozen social media sites) and a Little Free Library.
Jackson Bark was named one of the best dog parks in the city by Chicago Reader (2016 & 2017), Chicago Magazine (2017), CBS News Chicago(2016), Foursquare (2017), TaskEasy (2017), Yelp (2017)  and referred to as a "Woofworthy Spot" by RedEye (2017), a "Pup Paradise" by Southside Weekly (2016), as a "Best Dog-Friendly Vacation" spot by Minitime , a “much loved and much needed” dog park by Jackson Park Watch  and "Best Dog Park in Illinois" by Woof : The Dog Lover’s Social and Dating App (2018),
Jackson Bark is an accumulation of best practices in upcycling, inspired by unique dog park amenities, Wiggly Field's Time-Out and Dog Mountain's Dog Chapel, and by the work of contemporary artists George Rodrigue, Stephen Huneck and Clet Abraham , Izaac Zevalking , and Jackson Pollock.
The fate of the Jackson Bark is uncertain. Despite all the dog park's accolades, the Chicago Park District endorsed the Tiger Woods Design proposal to expand  the Jackson Park Golf Driving Range  to the north, in the direction of Jackson Bark.  In reply, Jackson Bark has made a series of counter proposals  . In turn, Chicago Parks Golf Alliance  is making revisions to their initial proposal/recommendation that extends the driving range to the south and leaves Jackson Bark untouched. A final plan is still in development, Chicago Park District and TGR Design  have not yet given their approval.
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