ALL DOG EXERCISE AREAS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
All facilities, restrooms, playgrounds and dog exercise areas are closed until further notice. Preserves will remain open 6:30 AM to sunset, but there will not be normal, regularly scheduled maintenance. Please pack it in, pack it out. Follow CDC guidelines for safe social distancing.
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Lakewood Dog Park
Located in Wauconda, this popular spot is one of five designated off-leash Dog Parks within the Lake County Forest Preserves where dogs can run and play off-leash. This Dog Park is part of Lakewood Forest Preserve.
The 66-acre area is entirely fenced and features large open meadows, mowed trails, parking area, toilets, a water hand pump, and a shade shelter.
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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 online, at a self-pay station located in the parking lot, or via your mobile phone by downloading the Passport Parking app or visiting ppprk.com.
Entrance is on Fairfield Road, north of Route 176 in Wauconda. Map »
Open daily, 6:30 am until 7 pm or sunset, whichever is later.
Lakewood Dog Park is CLOSED until 11 am on the first and third Thursdays of the month, April–October.