March/April 2016


Lake County offers four uniquely different outdoor areas where dogs can exercise, play, swim and socialize off-leash. An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry. Reduced rates are offered annually, beginning August 31. A vehicle sticker is issued with each permit. Replacement stickers may also be purchased.

Annual permit – allows access to all four Dog Parks. Annual permits are valid for the calendar year only, and are not prorated. Annual permit fee is $50 for the first dog, $20 each additional (up to 3), for Lake County residents.

Daily permit – allows one day’s access to all four Dog Parks. Purchase online now, or at self-pay stations located in the parking lot of each site for spur-of-the-moment visits. Daily permit fee is $10 for a visit.

Gift Certificates – Give that special dog in your life the perfect treat. To purchase, call or visit our General Offices in Libertyville, 847-367-6640, 8am–4:30pm during weekdays.

Our closest dog park is Prairie Wolf, located just north of Half Day Road on Waukegan Road in Lake Forest. This 44-acre area is fenced and features large fields, trails, drinking fountain, and training enclosures. Dogs are allowed to swim in a swimming pond located through gates at the east end of the dog area. Please pay close attention to your dog in this open swimming area to make sure it does not stray.


Sneak some learning into your child’s summer adventures. Our Summer Camps meet the summer wishes of kids and parents alike. Registration for the 2016 camp season is now available.

Choose a topic and age group that suits your child. Camps are offered for ages 4 through 14. Choose from adventures in nature, art, history, fishing, and much more. Browse all available camps and register online or by phone at 847-968-3321.

Trained Lake County Forest Preserve educators experienced in supervision, safety techniques, and activity development lead our camps.

Partial scholarships are available in the case of financial hardship. A financial assistance application is available online, or call 847-968-3321 for details. Completed applications can be mailed or delivered to the Lake County Forest Preserve General Offices, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048. View on Google Maps.

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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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