Lake Zurich is a village in Lake County, Illinois with a pawpulation of 19,631. This community is named after the lake here. This village was previously voted one of the best places to raise a family by Frommer's Travel Guide. That includes furry family members! Lake Zurich's pups are well cared for at the village's three animal hospitals.
People and pups visiting Lake Zurich will have a few pet-friendly places to rest their heads, including Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lake Zurich and Lake Zurich Barrington. Pet-friendly AirBnB rentals are also available here, but the rules and rates depend on the individual accommodations.
If you want to explore the village and grab a bite to eat with your pup, you'll have a few places to chow down. These include D & J Bistro, Copper Fiddle, Bacchus Nibbles, Culver's, TGI Fridays, and a few others.
While you're in Lake Zurich, be sure to visit Paulus Park, where dogs are allowed on-leash. There are beautiful walking trails and benches here. Feel free to bring the whole family; your kids can play at the children's playground! There is also a water park, but there is an admission fee to visit.
While you are staying in Lake Zurich, be sure to stop by the Prairie Wolf Dog Park. This park is huge -- around 44 acres -- and allows dogs to play and run off-leash. The best part of this fenced park is the pond! Your pup will have a blast splashing with some new canine friends here. But there is no fence around the pond, so be careful! Make sure your pup responds well to voice commands. There are two small training areas as well as a hose there so you can rinse the pond water out of your friend's fur There are bathrooms as well.
Beck Lake Dog Park is another spacious park that you can take your pup to. It is located in North Des Plaines, around 16 miles away from Lake Zurich. The park is around 44 acres and it is completely fenced. This park also includes a pond where your puppy can go swimming. Moreover, there are open fields and trails to explore here to make your adventure extra fun! The park provides water fountains and training enclosures, which ensures that you’ll have an awesome time with your pooch. The only downside is that you need a permit for entering the park. You'll need to provide proof of current vaccinations to obtain one.
Approximately 25 miles away from Lake Zurich is the Moraine Dog Beach and Park, which is a furrific place to spend a beach day! The Beach Park can be found Highland Park's Fort Sheridan neighborhood. If you want to visit this park, you'll have to register at Heller Nature Center. Your pup needs to be current on vaccinations. There is parking nearby, and the park and the beach are very clean and well-maintained. There's a shower and a hose near the parking lot so you can clean up your pup after all the sandy adventures. Make sure you pick up your pup's waste while you're here.
You can find another park, called Bo's Run, around 9 miles south of Lake Zurich in North Hoffman Estates. This fully fenced park is an off-leash area when dogs can be dogs! The park offers two separate areas for small and large doggos so they will all get along perfectly. There is 2 acres of space for dogs to play, and the agility equipment here makes for a little extra fun! Bo’s Run offers water and water bowls, but no waste bags, so be sure to bring your own. The park has 5-foot tall fences so you don't need to worry if you have a runner. There are benches in the park as well for the human visitors.
Hound Town Dog Park is approximately 16 miles away from Lake Zurich, and is located in Lippold Park in Crystal Lake. This is a 3-acre, off-leash, fenced park where pups can romp around and socialize. The ground is mostly covered in grass and there are plenty of trees that provide shade on the hot sunny days. In the park, you'll find shaded picnic tables so pet parents can look after their pups in comfort. There are waste stations throughout the park where you can dispose of your dog's waste. Make sure you bring water and waste baggies.