Mokena is a moderately sized village that is located in Will County. The name of the village means "mud turtle" in a Native American language.
While you are visiting this quaint locale with your pooch, you might need a place to stay. If that's the case, then you should check out the Super 8 Mokena, which doesn't charge a pet fee, or the Mokena Airbnb Rentals. Pet fees and restrictions vary for each accommodation, so check the pet policy when booking your room.
If you are looking for a place to grab a bite or sip some coffee, you have a few options in Mokena! Oberweis Dairy, Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage, and Dairy Queen are all dog-friendly. If you need a veterinarian while you're here, don't worry; there's an animal hospital in Mokena, as well as an emergency service that you can call at any time.
While you are in Mokena, be sure to stop by the village dog park, Park 'n Bark Dog Park, which is clean and well-maintained. You have to clean up after your dog, and you'll also need a permit to enter the park. No foods or treats are allowed in the park, and one person can bring two dogs maximum.
Although Mokena has a few dog-friendly amenities of its own, you can find more Fido-friendly things to do just a short drive away.
A little bit further northeast of Mokena, you'll find Winnemac Park. It's a bit of a trek at 45 miles away, but the drive is well worth it! Even though this park is not a designated dog park, dogs are welcome here on-leash. The park offers lots of fun recreational op-paw-tunities for humans and pups alike! This place is perfect if you want to go somewhere with the whole family and have a picnic or make a day of it. There are tennis courts, a playground for kids, beautiful landscapes, sports fields, walking trails, and more! It is a very clean park, so make sure you bring waste bags to clean up after your pooch.
If you're looking for a park that's closer to Mokena, then you should check out the Messenger Marsh Dog Park. This park is located in Central Homer Glen, around 8 miles away from Mokena. It is a 5-acre dog heaven that features a separate 1- acre dog park for small dogs under 30 pounds. You need a dog permit if you want to visit this park. Walking trails, picnic tables, and shelters are all provided. Waste bags are also supplied, but make sure you bring your own water if you go there. Oh, and don't fur-get to bring a frisbee or ball for maximum off-leash fun!