(CBS) — Dogs will now be allowed in a portion of Maggie Daley Park, according to a statement by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly.

The alderman says he negotiated a compromise with the Chicago Park District to allow access along the northern portion of Grant Park near Maggie Daley Park and along the perimeter of the Cancer Survivor’s Memorial.

“I am pleased to announce a compromise that will allow dogs and their owners to walk through and enjoy Chicago’s most popular park, while also addressing the concerns of non-dog owners who worry for wear-and-tear on the new park and potential conflicts that could involve young children and dogs,” Reilly said in the statement.

The dogs are required to be on a leash at all times on the north-south designated dog paths running from Monroe to Randolph.

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