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Dog Areas in Maywood, IL

Proviso Township in Cook County, Illinois is home to the Village of Maywood, and it has a population of almost 24,000 people. Maywood has many unaltered homes that are more than 100 years old, and there are also 17 places in town on the National Register of Historic Places. Just a few miles west of Chicago, Maywood was once a suburb of the big city before it was incorporated on its own. There are 11 parks in Maywood, so you'll have plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces to explore with both your two-legged and your four-legged family members! 

The parks in Maywood don't have designated off-leash areas, but luckily, there are pawlenty of off-leash dog parks just a short drive away! Naperville is a city about 20 miles west of Maywood, and in the southeastern corner of the city, there's a 250-acre preserve called Whalon Lake. In addition to an 80-acre lake, Whalon Lake has a 12-acre dog park, including a two-acre park for dogs 35 pounds and under. There are covered seating areas for your comfort and convenience, and visitors love how well-maintained the off-leash area is. To visit this dog park, you'll need to purchase either an annual or a daily pass. 

You're going to love exploring dog parks near Maywood with your pooch!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Maywood, IL

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    Population Density 917/sq mi

    #1 South Waukegan Road

    Lake Forest is a town in Illinois that's approximately 30 miles north of Maywood. On the southern edge of the city sits the Prairie Wolf Dog Park, and you and your doggo won't want to miss it! This exceptional 44-acre park includes two separate training areas, and it even offers dogs access to a pond in the park, but if you don't want your dog to swim, there's a fence separating the pond entrance. The entire park is fenced in, and there are wooded areas and grassy fields for your dog to explore. You'll also find drinking water for dogs and waste disposal supplies in the park. Like most Illinois dog parks, you'll need to purchase an annual or daily pass to get access to the Prairie Wolf Dog Park.
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    Population Density 2,482/sq mi

    #2 Beck Lake

    Des Plaines is a city in Illinois with close to 60,000 residents. It's less than 20 miles from Maywood, and in the northeastern corner of the city, there's a place called Beck Lake. On top of being a great place to hike, fish, or just enjoy nature, Beck Lake also has its own off-leash area! The Beck Lake Dog Park is a 4-acre pup paradise, and it also includes nine miles of trails and covered seating areas. There's a swimming pond within the park, so your dog can take a dip or show off their fetching skills in the water. Make sure you purchase a daily or annual permit before you visit!
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    Population Density 24,300/sq mi

    #3 Buena Park

    Buena Park is a historical and diverse neighborhood in Uptown Chicago, and it features many of the century-old mansions the city is famous for. It's also only 20 miles from Maywood, and it's the location of the Challenger Playlot Dog Park! Challenger Playlot Park is an almost five-acre park that includes the nearly one-acre dog park which is free to use. The dog park doesn't divide its space into sections for dogs of different sizes; rather, dogs of all sizes can interact in a fenced and fun environment. The park's surface consists primarily of gravel, and there's also a water fountain for thirsty pups.
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    Population Density 20,698/sq mi

    #4 Lincoln Park

    Lincoln Park is a well-known area in West Chicago with tree-lined streets and a diverse mix of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. It's only 16 miles from Maywood, and it's also where you'll find one of Chicago's most pawpular dog parks. Wiggly Field was named after the Chicago sports field, Wrigley Field. This dog park is within Noethlin Playlot Park, and it's a half-acre off-leash space where your dog is free to run around to their heart's content. Wiggly Field is free to use, and it includes a doggy drinking fountain and seating. There are trails just outside of the park, so if you'd like to take your pup for an on-leash walk too, that's a great spot to do so!
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    Population Density 16,218/sq mi

    #5 Portage Park

    Portage Park is a neighborhood in northwest Chicago, and it's less than 10 miles from Maywood. One thing Portage Park is known for is its large Polish population, and one of the neighborhood's parks is named after the famous Polish musician, Frederic Chopin. Chopin Park is a scenic eight-acre park that has so much to offer its visitors. There are football, basketball, and baseball fields, as well as playgrounds and a pool in the park. Chopin Park also hosts regular musical events and lessons. There isn't an off-leash area in Chopin Park, but it's a pawfect place to bring your dog for a walk on their leash.
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