The improved off-leash dog area will be entirely fenced and feature a large open area, a separate enclosed area for small dogs weighing less than 25 pounds, shade shelters with seating, drinking water for dogs and people, toilets and parking lot.
The project features improvements compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including paved parking stalls, sidewaks to the restrooms, seating and drinking fountains.
To ensure the new area is ready for continuous dog traffic, it’s anticipated to remain closed until Memorial Day 2025. We thank you for your patience while improvements are made.
During construction, all other portions of the off-leash dog area will be open. Visitors should use the existing gate at the east end of the parking lot (by the existing restroom). Click on the Improvement Plan Map button below to see a map of what area will be closed and how to access the open areas.
The District approved an ADA Transition Plan in 2017. One of the priorities was to address the off-leash dog areas. As part of the plan, the District designed the Waukegan Savanna Off-Leash Dog Area to meet ADA requirements and opened the facility in the fall of 2019. The next area of focus was the Duck Farm Off-Leash Dog Area. An improvement plan was designed and engineering was completed in 2022. The District is performing the construction at Duck Farm with its own heavy equipment, site amenities, carpenter and electrician/HVAC crews.
Questions or Comments? Contact Michael Haug, Landscape Architect at 847-968-3275 or via email: mhaug@LCFPD.org.