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Located in Lake Villa, this special place is one of four designated Dog Parks within the Lake County Forest Preserves where dogs can run and play off-leash.

The 48-acre fenced area features open fields, grass trails, toilets, water and a drinking fountain.

Permit Required

An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry. Permits allow access to all four Dog Parks. Daily permits can be purchased in advance online or at a self-pay station located in the parking lot of each Dog Park.

Location

Entrance is on Grand Avenue (Route 132), east of Route 83 in Lake Villa. Map »

RUN, BARK, PLAY

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LOCATIONS

Duck Farm Dog Park »

Entrance is on Grand Avenue, east of Deep Lake Road in Lake Villa. This 48-acre fenced area features open fields and grass trails. Learn more »

Independence Grove Dog Park »

Entrance is on Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21), north of Buckley Road (Route 137) in Libertyville. This 30-acre fenced area features open fields, wooded areas and a large pond for dogs to swim. Learn more »

Lakewood Dog Park »

Entrance is on Fairfield Road, north of Route 176 in Wauconda. This 66-acre fenced area features open fields and a shade shelter. Learn more »

Prairie Wolf Dog Park »

Entrance is on Waukegan Road (Route 43), north of Half Day Road (Route 22) in Lake Forest. This 44-acre fenced area features open fields and a large pond for dogs to swim. Learn more »


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HOURS

Open daily, 6:30 am until 7 pm or sunset, whichever is later.


SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Duck Dog Park is CLOSED until 11 am on the first and third Wednesday of the month, April–October.  


PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS

Good news for our lucky canines is that these romping grounds will get even better over the next several years.

VIEW PROJECTS & RELATED DOCUMENTS »


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