El Pawseo Dog Run at El Paseo

El Paseo Community Garden is expanding their stewardship to include the lot at 947 W. Cullerton. Last fall they began a community design process to reflect the desires and needs of the surrounding neighborhood. One of the highest priorities for the community was a safe, enclosed space for dogs to run since Pilsen does not have an official dog park. We are happy to announce that we are now starting the creation of Pilsen's first dog run at El Paseo! The first step is to install temporary fencing and water service. We hope to have this completed this year, but we need your help! 

Your donation will help support the creation and maintenance of the community-managed dog run. For more information on our events and projects visit our website www.elpaseogarden.org 

Contact us to join the Dog Run Committee.
El Paseo Jardín Comunitario está expandiendo su gestión para incluir el lote en 947 W. Cullerton. El otoño pasado comenzaron un proceso de diseño comunitario para reflejar los deseos y necesidades del vecindario alrededor. Una de las principales prioridades identificadas por la comunidad para la expansión de El Paseo fue un espacio cerrado y seguro para que los perros corran, como Pilsen no tiene un parque oficial para perros. El primer paso es instalar una cerca temporar y servicio de agua. Esperamos haberlo completado este año, ¡pero necesitamos su ayuda!

Su donación ayudará a apoyar la creación y el mantenimiento del corredor de perros matenido por la comunidad. Para obtener más información sobre nuestros eventos y proyectos, visite nuestro sitio web www.elpaseogarden.org

Contáctenos para unirse al Comité del Corredor de Perros.


Though your donation will be earmarked for use only by El Paseo, it will show up on your bank or credit card statement as a charge to NeighborSpace, the nonprofit land trust that protects El Paseo and over 100 other community gardens across Chicago. It is through NeighborSpace's non-profit status and fiscal agency that El Paseo will be able to use your tax-deductible donation.


El Paseo Community Garden is one of many Neighborspace protected and community managed spaces, maintained by volunteers and donations. Since 2009, El Paseo has been enhancing the quality of life for Pilsen residents through community building, stewardship, conservation, placemaking, partnerships, programming, and gardening. The converted brownfield site provides opportunities to socialize with each other, plant and grow food, play, or simply be outside and enjoy the wildlife and fresh. The garden sits along the public path and includes the area between West 21st Street and West Cullerton Street (1.1 acre). The area includes a native prairie restoration and monarch sanctuary, permaculture food forest, raised beds for allotment and collective gardening, picnic areas, outdoor classroom, and many seating areas. The garden serves as a public green space for the neighborhood, especially for the neighbors in the adjacent senior living and affordable housing apartments. The garden hosts stewardship days every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm for residents to get involved.

El Paseo’s mission is to strengthen environmental stewardship and civic engagement while protecting equitable green space on behalf of the community. Our governance and leadership structure allows for anyone with a desire to make an impact to do so, growing not only healthy food, but community leaders as well. The outdoor space has become a community center and partner for anyone willing to share accessible community resources. Our goal is to Empower through Nature.


NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. We shoulder the responsibilities of property ownership — such as providing basic insurance, access to water, and links to support networks — so that community groups can focus on gardening. NeighborSpace-protected gardens give young and old alike an opportunity to get their hands in the earth and enjoy nature, right in their own neighborhoods.
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El Paseo Community Garden
Chicago, IL
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