02. Our Community
Alderman Waguespack is committed to keeping our ward safe while moving forward with the reforms needed to improve the Chicago Police Department. There are three police districts and 13 Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Beats in the 32nd Ward. Staff from the ward office regularly attend CAPS meetings in our community and are in constant contact with the police districts. Please communicate any community safety related concerns you may have to our office or directly to the CAPS offices. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, as this is the fastest way for you to receive updates and alerts regarding police issues. It takes a combined effort of residents, police, and your government to address crime issues and find solutions. We are dedicated to facilitating the communication necessary to ensure that effort results in a safer and improved community for all of us.
Safety Tips & Police Information
When it comes to public safety, it’s important to get involved. Here’s how you can do it.
Attend your CAPS meeting
We strongly encourage residents to attend their CAPS meetings where you can get to know the police officers that patrol your beat and relay your concerns directly to them. This is the best way to discuss police issues that are important to you and to learn about what officers are doing to keep you safe. Click here to find your beat. Beat meetings for the year are listed on the calendar.
The 32nd Ward is home to many great open spaces, including the Bloomingdale Trail. The Bloomingdale Trail, also known as The 606, is an elevated city park running 2.7 miles from Ashland to Ridgeway along Bloomingdale Avenue. It was formally an abandoned railroad.
Neighbors throughout several communities, including Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, and Wicker Park created the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail. The trail can be used for running, biking, and walking and communities host a variety of events throughout the year. For events and more information, click here. Click here for the trail map.
The City of Chicago has a variety of dog friendly areas and parks throughout the city, where dogs are allowed to be off-leash free to play and run. The owner or other person bringing any dog to a dog friendly area or dog park must have a permit and tag issued by a participating veterinarian for each dog. Dogs are not allowed off leash in playlots or other parks, nor on the sidewalk.
The following dog parks are in or near the 32nd Ward:
Churchill Park – 1825 N Damen
Hamlin Park – 3035 N Hoyne
Park No. 556 – 2529 W Logan Blvd
Walsh Park – 1722 N Ashland
Wicker Park – 1425 N Damen
2235 North Hamilton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
3149 N Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
2511 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
1810 N Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The 32nd ward neighborhoods each have their own unique voice. If you live in any of the following neighborhoods, consider joining the local neighborhood group, park advisory committee, or local school council (LSC). We work closely with the neighborhood groups to share information, make zoning decisions, liquor licensing issues, and legislation among other things.
If you own a local business, you can find specific Chambers of Commerce here.
Below is a list of resources and programs that may interest senior citizens. If you're concerned about any senior, or person who may need assistance, you can request well being checks by calling 311 or entering the request online here.
Senior Satellite Centers
West Town/Logan Square
1615 W. Chicago Avenue 60622
4040 N. Oakley Chicago, IL 60618
Cook County Free and Affordable Legal Help
CBA Senior Citizens Will Program
Lathrop Apartment for the Elderly
2717 N. Damen Chicago, IL 60647
Belmont Nursing Home
1936 W. Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525 7176
Woodbridge Nursing Pavilion
2242 N. Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647