The Beck Lake Dog Park is located at Cook County Forest Preserve between Central Road and East River Road. There is a mandatory annual fee of $55 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Unfortunately, there is no day passes. Pet parents need to visit the park website to apply for the Forest Preserve Dog Park pass.
You need to bring along proof of a dog license and vaccinations. This extraordinary dog park has a large pond located on 40 acres of property. It is great for dogs that enjoy running, jumping, splashing, and swimming in the water. There are outdoor shelters for pet parents to relax as they watch their dog play.
The Beck Lake Dog Park is fenced-in, but you can also take your dog on a leash through nine miles of trails throughout the park. You need to bring fresh drinking water along for your dog. A water bottle and a small drinking bowl are perfect. Your dog is going to run wild at this park so make sure you provide plenty of drinking water.
Cleaning up after your dog at this park is mandatory. Keep the park clean by bringing plastic doggie poop bags. Be prepared to hold onto the bag afterward until you find a trash can. Also, make sure you take the long walk to clean up after your dog. Some pet parents might think it is far away and nobody will be bothered by it, but canine feces can contaminate the pond water and negatively affect other areas of the dog park.
Overall, the Beck Lake Dog Park at Cook County Forest Preserve is a huge dog park that is worth the annual fee. It is fenced-in, allows you to play fetch and other games, and just run around with your dog. It has a pond for dogs to swim and play. Plus on a busy day, you still have plenty of room for you and your dog to have space for yourselves.