If you’re looking for a dog park or other pet-friendly attraction, you’re going to have to travel a little bit out of Palatine. Don’t worry, it’s not too far. This first dog park is located only 5.8 miles away in the city of Buffalo Grove. Best Friends Dog Park Club is a dog park that is open from 8:00 a.m. to sunset every day. There is a yearly fee of $49, and a key to access the park is given at the time of payment. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required. Your dog will be happy to run off-leash in a safe environment and make new friends!
This next dog park is located 9.6 miles away from Palatine in the city of Des Plaines. Beck Lake Dog Park is an outdoor-loving dog’s dream! It is a completely fenced-in, 44-acre dog park that has drinking fountains, open fields, a swimming pond, training areas, and trails. A membership is required to visit Beck Lake Dog Park. Membership fees are $55 per dog per year for Cook County residents and $110 per dog per year for non-residents. A Veterinarian Health Report is required to be granted membership.
Our last pet-friendly attraction is 10.8 miles away from Palatine in the city of Carpentersville. The Fox River Trail is a rail-trail that was created by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which is an organization that transforms old railways into community trails. Unwind from your busy life by taking your dog on a relaxing walk on the Fox River Trail. You can decide whether or not you want your dog to be leashed, but he is your responsibility should anything happen. Please clean up after your dog to keep the trail clean and beautiful.
Kildeer is a family-friendly neighborhood in nearby Chicago that offers plenty of shopping and entertainment for everyone in the family, even Fido! Deer Park Town Center is an open-air center that provides amenities, shopping, and dining. This mall is great for shopping with your pooch. There are stickers stating "dogs welcome" in the window of stores that are dog-friendly like Anthropologie, American Eagle, Bath and Body Works, and Crate and Barrell. Several stores (usually the stickered stores) have water bowls for your thirsty pet. Kriser’s Natural Pet hosts dog-friendly Yappy Hours! You and your furry friend can mix and mingle, enjoying tasty treats for humans and fur kids.
Buffalo Grove is a beautiful family-friendly community just 15 minutes away from Palatine that is surrounded by parks, golf clubs and bodies of water. Happy Tails Dog Park is a large fenced-in field with a separate small field for small dogs under 35 lbs. This park has a reputation for being extremely clean and well-maintained. Bentley's Corner Bakery and The Bear and The Rat Frozen Yogurt host the annual summer sale and free doggie ice cream social with a toppings bar! Great opportunity to stock up on dog toys and other products to keep your pooch happy and healthy!
Des Plaines is conveniently located off Interstate 294 and offers plenty of dining and recreational activities for you and your pup to enjoy together! Beck Lake Dog Park is a 44-acre fenced dog park with wide open fields, trails, drinking fountains, training enclosures, and even a swimming pond! Ridge Dog Park allows pooches to romp, play off-leash and socialize with other dogs. Community Bark West is a newly-opened, off-leash dog park complete with benches, shade, and a separate area for small pups! This truly is a dog-friendly neighborhood that also has many pet friendly restaurants, including Don’s Dock and T-Bob’s!
This quaint community offers locals access to local churches, colleges, golf courses and outdoor recreation activities including Bo’s Run! Bo’s Run is a fully fenced off-leash dog park includes water, agility equipment, benches, and keypad entry. It is 2 acres of field for dogs to enjoy and tall 5-foot fences, as well as a separate area for big and smaller pups. A membership is required, and are limited in number, so sign up fast! Unleashed by Petco hosts adoption fairs, and provides food, treats, and toys in the area. You and your doggie hungry? Brothers Rib’s is a dog-friendly restaurant that accommodates canines!
Lincolnshire is a dog owner’s dream! Surrounded by local parks, forest preserves and conservation areas, it provides plenty of opportunities to get outside with your pooch! Prairie Wolf Dog Park is a 44-acre off-leash area that is fully fenced and even includes a pond, two training areas and a gravel path leading to a lake your dog can play in! The Des Plaines River Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk leashed dogs. After a whopping 54 years of construction, the trail was finally completed in 2015.