Is your dog tired of the same old kind of dog park? Bring the wag back to their tail with a trip to the pawmazing Beck Lake Off Leash Dog Area! With several different kinds of landscapes and so much to sniff and explore, your dog will be begging to ditch the leash here!
Located just south of Beck Lake, this dog park is not for the unadventurous. While fully fenced-in, this large space features a traditional sort of dog park layout for part of the off leash area, where dogs can romp on flat, grassy land. Water pups will love to get a splash in the small pond on site, though it can get rather muddy so be sure to bring a towel for some clean-up. You'll also find the standard dog park amenities, including dog bags and trash cans for easy disposal, and picnic tables for the humans. But wait, there's more!
Follow the creek into the forest area for some woofderful natural landscape, and let your dog get lost in the trees. Behind that, you'll find a prairie grass area with trails winding through that make for puptastic off-leash walks. This area is also fenced-in, so let your dog have free reign to discover it all, just be sure to practice proper dog park etiquette throughout this pooch play space.
And if that weren't enough to tucker out your pooch, you can also take a leashed walk along nine miles of trails throughout the non-fenced area of Beck Lake.
So what do you need for this adventure? Definitely bring water to share with your thirsty pup, along with a bowl for convenience. Be sure you've got clean-up bags on hand for wherever your pup leads you. And you'll need to get a membership. Once you've returned a form filled out by your veterinarian and pay the annual fee, you'll have access to Beck Lake Off Leash Area, along with Forest Preserves of Cook County's other two off leash areas at Bremen Grove Dog Park in Tinley Park and Miller Meadow South Dog Park in Forest Park. The cost for residents is $60 per dog, while non-residents need to pay $120 per dog.
Whatever your pup likes, they'll find it at the furbulous Beck Lake Off Leash Area!