Prairie Wolf Dog ParkDog-with-frisbee-(c)-KK

Located in Lake Forest, this special place is one of five 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.

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Permit Required

An annual or daily permit and a dog are required for entry. Permits allow access to all five Dog Parks. Daily permits can be purchased in advance via your mobile phone by downloading the Passport Parking app or visiting Self-pay stations for daily permits are not available. 


Entrance is on Waukegan Road (Route 43), south of Old Mill Road and north of Half Day Road (Route 22) in Lake Forest. Map »


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

Scheduled Maintenance

Prairie Wolf Dog Park is CLOSED until 11 am on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, April–October.