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Montrose Beach Dog Friendly Area, IL

Chicago's first off-leash dog beach!

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    Chicago's first off-leash dog beach!

    Special Interest: BeachDog ParkOutdoor PlaySocialSports - Water

    Montrose Beach Dog Beach Chicago’s first off-leash dog beach located at the northwest end of Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan. It’s huge at 4 acres, so there’s plenty of room for dogs to run free.

    The dog beach is open from sunrise to 9pm. Dogs must have DFA (Dog Friendly Area) tags, which can be purchased at participating veterinarian offices for $5 and proof of updated vaccinations and license. A dog wash area is provided to help get all that sand off your dog before getting back into the car!

    Please note that dogs are not allowed on outside of the dog beach on Montrose Beach.

    GPS Coordinates 41.968583, -87.643520 Map


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    Location: Chicago | Illinois Activities:Beach, Swimming, Sports – Water, Outdoor Play, Dog Park

    Items Needed: 6 Foot Leash, Poop Bags, Water, Paw Protection, Cooling Vest, Sun Protection, Insect Repellent, Beach or Water Shoes, Equipment for Water Sports

    Safety: The dog park is fenced in, however, dogs should remain on leash once in the parking lot. Swimming is allowed except when there is a swim ban indicated by a red flag.

    Remember to bring a lot of water and to keep your dog cool. You can bring cooling accessories with your and have a shady spot for your dog to rest.

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