Located in Lake Forest, this special place is one of four designated off-leash Dog Parks within the Lake County Forest Preserves where dogs can run and play off-leash.
The 44-acre area is fenced and features training enclosures, 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 swimming area to make sure it does not stray.
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.
Entrance is on Waukegan Road (Route 43), south of Old Mill Road and north of Half Day Road (Route 22) in Lake Forest. Map »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Countywide Map and Guide
Dog Park Permit Application
Duck Farm Dog Park Map
Independence Grove Dog Park Map
Lakewood Dog Park Map
Ordinances, Rules & Regulations
Prairie Wolf Dog Park Map
Open daily, 6:30 am until 7 pm or sunset, whichever is later.
Prairie Wolf Dog Park is CLOSED until 11 am on the first and third Wednesday of the month, April–October.
Good news for our lucky canines is that these romping grounds will get even better over the next several years.
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