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GET YOUR PAWS ON SUMMER FUN!

Now that the weather is finally warming up, it’s time to start planning some outdoor adventures for our pups. FTF has put together a list of dog-friendly forest preserves, parks, and lake/water destinations that our volunteers enjoy for you and your pooch to check out:


Forest Preserves

  • Songbird Slough – Mill Rd & George St, Itasca

  • Busse Woods & Elk Pasture – Elk Grove

  • Wood Dale Grove – Wood Dale Rd South of Oak Meadows Dr, Wood Dale

  • Harms Woods – Golf Rd & Harms Rd, Morton Grove

  • Graue Mill & Fullersburg Woods – York Rd & Spring Rd, Oakbrook

  • Bemis Woods & Dean Nature Sanctuary – 31st St & Ogden Ave, Westchester

  • Churchill Preserves & River – Swift Rd & St. Charles Rd, Lombard

  • Lagoon Park – Grace St & Marcus Dr, Lombard

  • Cricket Creek Preserve – Fullerton Ave & Villa Ave, Addison

  • Burr Oak Woods – 131st St & Harlem Ave, Orland Park

  • Waterfall Glen – Cass Ave & Northgate Rd, Lemont

  • Cuba Marsh – Cuba Rd & Ela Rd, Deer Park

  • Bode Lakes – Bartlett Rd & Bode Rd, Streamwood

  • Camp Pine Woods – River Rd & W Lake Ave, Glenview

  • Beck Lake Woods (Not the dog park area) – E River Rd & Central Rd, Glenview

  • Bunker Hill – Touhy & Harts Rd, Chicago

  • Caldwell Woods – Milwaukee & Devon, Chicago

  • Forest Glenn North Branch Trail – Forest Glenn Ave & Catalpa Ave, Chicago

  • Skokie Lagoons – Tower Rd & Skokie Blvd, Skokie

  • Moraine Hills State Park – River Rd, McHenry


Parks

  • Hamilton Lakes Park – Devon & Park Blvd-Itasca

  • Medina Park District – Thorndale Ave & Medinah Rd, Medinah

  • Happy Acres Park – Bryn Mawr & Willow St, Itasca

  • Goose Lake Park – 1055 Mensching Rd, Roselle

  • Terrace View Park & Lake – North Ave & Main St, Lombard

  • Redmond Reservoir – York Rd & George St, Bensenville

  • Skokie Sculpture Park –McCormick Blvd between Dempster St & Touhy Ave, Skokie

  • Lake Park Recreation Area & Paths – Touhy Ave & Lee St, Des Plaines

  • Indian Boundary Park & Lagoon (Tennis Courts) – Western Ave & Estes Ave, Chicago

  • Peterson Park & Nature Center – Pulaski Rd & Ardmore Ave, Chicago

  • Jackson Park & Lagoon – 59th St & Stoney Island, Chicago

  • Promontory Point at Lake Michigan – 55th St & Shore Dr, Chicago

  • Washington Park & Lagoon – 58th St & Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago

  • The 606 Bloomingdale Trail & Park – 1805 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago

  • Lake Katherine Nature Center – 115th St & Harlem Ave, Palos Heights

  • Dawes Park & Lagoon – Sheridan Rd & Lake St, Evanston

  • Sculpture Park & Prairie Arts Center Grounds – Schaumburg Rd & Summit Dr, Schaumburg

  • Gallery Park - Patriot Blvd & West Lake Ave, Glenview


Lake/Water Areas

  • Spring Creek Reservoir – Lake St & Medinah Rd, Bloomingdale

  • Plum Grove Reservoir Park – Algonquin Rd & College Dr, Palatine

  • Maple Lake – Lake St & Circle Ave, Bloomingdale

  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area – 1200 E Lake St, Palatine

  • Lake Opeka & Park – Lee St & Touhy Ave, Des Plaines,

  • Bode Lakes – Bartlett Rd & Bode Rd, Streamwood

  • Mallard Lake – Gary Ave & Schick Rd, Hanover Park

  • Lake Michigan lakefront