Picture of Lakewood Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Wauconda, IL.
Buddy, Kelsie, Zoey, & Lexie relaxing in the shaded wooded area after a long run at the dog park
Kelsie climbing on a fallen tree in wooded area of park
Zoey in a bid mud puddle- watch out if it's been raining!
Kota bear playing in a mud puddle
snowy day at the park: Kelsie, Zoey, Kota, Lexie, and friends
Kelsie and Lexie taking a break after playing for 2hrs.
Buddy running in the park
Zoey and Buddy getting a drink
Lexie Rose hiding in the woods
Dogs found the mud!
Picture of Lakewood Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Wauconda, IL.
Picture of Lakewood Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Wauconda, IL.
Picture of Lakewood Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Wauconda, IL.
Picture of Lakewood Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Wauconda, IL.
Picture of Lakewood Dog Park, a dog friendly attraction in Wauconda, IL.
Buddy, Kelsie, Zoey, & Lexie relaxing in the shaded wooded area after a long run at the dog park

Description

Dog owners drive from afar to enjoy this beautiful forest preserve, which includes four fenced off-leash areas with swimming, grassy areas, paths, and more. Permit required.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Lakewood Dog Park has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jun. 30, 2019
    Friendly Dogs And Friendly People

    We brought our puppy Jameson for his first dog park experience. Getting a daily pass for $20 and it was worth every penny. Tables for shade, tons of acres for doggos to explore or to relax in the shade! We will be back for more visits!

  • Dec. 26, 2018
    Doggie Paradise

    Other dog parks talk of 3-10 acres. This has 80 acres plus making it interesting and spacious for both canine and companion. An annual permit, for Lake County residents, is a small price to pay for the hours of pure bliss your dog will experience. Almost all dogs are off-leash. I have never experienced any unwanted encounters with our rather exuberant young puppy (pictures attached).

  • More than a year ago
    Come Every Day!

    We love Lakewood Dog Park! Our energetic doodle needs the wide open space and the community of friendly dogs and owners. Although we wish there were drinking fountains and more picnic tables on the back section, this dog park really is a country club for our fellow travelers, We are there every day, weather and schedule permitting.

    It's worth noting that we travel considerably and have never found anything to measure up to Lake County Forest Preserve Dog Parks. I think we are pretty lucky!

  • More than a year ago
    Overpriced for day visitors

    Lake County wants $20 per dog for a day pass.

  • More than a year ago
    great park

    Great park I love to take my Ruby to, she is about a 5lb dog and it is such a spacious park I feel comfortable taking her off leash to play as we don't have to run into other dogs if we take the back paths!

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome

    This park is simply awesome. I always take my dog here when I am in the area.

  • More than a year ago
    Rates

    A daily pass in 2013 is $6.00. It is also possible to purchase an annual pass for $44.00 which also gives access to 3 other dog parks in Lake County, IL.

  • More than a year ago
    Paradise for dogs and owners

    This 68-acre completely fenced park offers something for every dog and owner. The facilities include parking, bathrooms, pump for drinking water, a gazebo and a dozen or so tables with benches.

    On one side of the parking lot is a large grass field for dog play. There are a bunch of tables for owners to sit and watch. Bathrooms are also located here.

    The other side of the parking lot is a 15-20 acre forest. It has only one or 2 paths, but there are many trails crisscrossing the fairly dense trees. After rain this area will be quite muddy.

    About half the park consists of 3ft tall grass with mowed paths.

    Lakewood is a great park for long walks. It is easy to walk around for 1 hour and never retrace your steps. In my opinion this is the best dog park I have ever seen and certainly in the North Chicago area. However make sure that your dog/puppy comes when you call him/her. Even though the entire park is well fenced: 68 acres is a long way to chase a puppy!

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 4 pictures of dogs at Lakewood Dog Park for you below. Enjoy!

Stevie Exhausting Himself!
Stevie
Woodland Paths
First Dog Park For Jameson
 
 

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