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Dog Parks

January/February 2017


The Lake County Forest Preserves offer four uniquely dif-ferent outdoor areas where dogs can exercise, play, swim and so-cialize off-leash. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry. 

Prairie Wolf Dog Park – Most conveinent to Riverwoods is the Prairie Wolf Dog Park. Located in Lake Forest (entrance is on Waukegan Road (Route 43), south of Old Mill Road and north of Half Day Road (Route 22)) This special place is one of four designat-ed off-leash Dog Parks within the Lake County Forest Preserves.

The 44-acre area is fenced and features training enclo-sures, large fields, trails, toilets, water and a drinking fountain. Dogs can swim in a pond located through gates at the east end of the park. Please pay close attention to your dog in this open swim-ming area to make sure it does not stray.

Annual permit – An annual permit allows access to all four Dog Parks. A permits is valid for the calendar year only, and are not prorated. Reduced rates are offered annually, beginning September 1, and permit is valid through the end of the current year. Annual permits for the next calendar year go on sale in early December. A vehicle sticker is issued with each permit. To purchase a $5 replacement sticker, call or visit our General Of-fices in Libertyville, 847-367-6640, 8am–4:30pm, weekdays, or our Operations and Public Safety Facility in Lake Villa, 847-968-3411, 6:30am–3pm, weekdays.

Daily permit – A daily permit allows one-day's access to all four Dog Parks. Purchase online, via mobile phone, or at a self-pay station located in the parking lot of each site.


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