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Dog Areas in Lakewood, IL

1 Park
17 Shops
10 Eateries

Lakewood, Illinois is a small town that is made up mostly of the Village of Lakewood. It is the heartbeat that keeps the city alive. Here, you'll find four golf courses, a myriad of trails that are open to the public, and a series of parks and beaches for both public and private use. The wetlands are protected within Lakewood by the Kishwaukee Fen Nature Preserve. You can bring your dog along with you to explore these five acres as long as you check in at the welcome center and have a leash with you at all times. 

You and your pup can also come and explore Crystal Lake Beach, which is open to the public all year long. There are strict leash rules in place, so please keep your dog on his leash here. The locals say that you can find some of the neatest things that wash up on the shore, so be on the lookout!

If you prefer, you could go fishing with your pup. Lakewood has launch slips where you and your dog can enjoy a day on the boat, fishing or just relaxing. The lake is beautiful all year long, but it really does seem to come alive in the spring and summer months. 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Lakewood, IL

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    Population Density 1,017/sq mi

    #1 Lakewood Forest Preserve

    Lakewood Dog Park is a 66-acre dog park that is located within the Lakewood Forest Preserve. The entire dog park is designed for you to let your dog off his leash and let him explore. You will need to get a permit to come and play, but day passes are available if you are just visiting. There are marked trails, but you can always create your own trails as well. Throughout the dog park, you will find hand pumps to get water for you and your dog. There are trash cans with doggie bags available for your use as well. Make sure to keep your pup on a leash if you want to explore outside the dog park.
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    Population Density 1,830/sq mi

    #2 Main Street

    Crystal Lake Brewery is located about five miles from Lakewood. This establishment will let you bring your leashed dog in with you while you sample some custom brews. If you don't want to try something new, you can find some of your favorites on tap. You can bring your dog, and your buddies, but you also have to bring your own food. They don't serve food, but you can get delivery here. There is always something new to try; just mind your manners. The rule is if the human or the dog get rowdy, they both have to go, but that's the one and only rule at this furrific Fido-friendly brewery!
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    Population Density 1,830/sq mi

    #3 West Side

    Hound Town Dog Park is a three-acre dog park where you can let your dog off his leash and just let him run and play for a little while. This is a permit only park. Dogs must be spayed or neutered, and owners must provide proof of current vaccinations in order to play here. You can obtain a day pass online or by visiting city hall. The park provides all the amenities that you'll need, including clean watering fountains and fully stocked cleaning stations. The locals are welcoming and ready to make new friends, so come on down and enjoy a pawesome day in the park!
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    Population Density 1,830/sq mi

    #4 Veteran Acres

    Veteran Acres Park is a family-friendly park that has a playground for your human children and many trails to walk with your fur children. There's lots of green grass to roam in and to explore here. The park is open all year. Restrooms are available, but water and waste bags aren't, so be sure to bring your own. You will find trash cans throughout the park. This is a great park for a quick stroll, especially if you are just passing through. All dogs must stay on a leash here, since this isn't a designated dog park.
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    Population Density 1,830/sq mi

    #5 North Branch Conservation Area

    Prairie Trail is also in Crystal Lake, just five miles from Lakewood. This is a 26-mile trail that was established on the former North Western Rail line that brought this city to life. Most of the trail is either asphalt or a gravel mix, but there are some areas that get muddy during the fall and spring. You will want to bring plenty of water to drink because there is no running water along the trail. Please remember that this is a natural area and you will want to keep your dog on a leash.
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