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Northern Illinois Doodle Romp


The Wauconda Dog Park continues to be a great location--lots of doodles in northern Illinois! Not only are there 68 fenced acres, there are many hiking trails throughout the beautiful park. Only a few muddy spots--which of course our Charli was glad to locate! Our numbers keep growing as the word spreads!

When: Join us at 10:30 a.m., the last weekend of each month, alternating Saturdays (even months) and Sundays (odd months).  


2011 romps are scheduled for

Sunday 1/30
Saturday 2/26
Sunday 3/27
Saturday 4/30 (new date)
Sunday 5/29
Saturday 6/25
Sunday 7/31
Saturday 8/27
Sunday 9/25
Saturday 10/29
Sunday 11/27
Saturday 12/24



Contact charli594@comcast.net to be added to our doodle Listserve.


Where: The place: Lakewood dog park in Wauconda (part of Lake County Forest Preserve), located on Fairfield Road, just north of 176. Here's a map- just type in your address!



Here is Lake County Forest Preserve's web site, which has a detailed map of the park and more information.


Everyone is welcome- doodles, honorary doodles, doodle families, future doodle families, etc.

Now for the not so fun part... the park does charge, but the convenient thing is that there is a self serve kiosk in the parking lot to buy daily permits for the park or you can buy them online. Daily permits for Lake county resident- $5 per dog. Out of county residents is $10 per dog. Exact cash or check is required, and you will get a permit to put on your car's dashboard. Permits are also available online here:


Remember: Your dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, and flea & tick and heartworm preventative.
Dogs must be leashed until you get into the fenced-in dog exercise area. Please close the gate behind you.
We also recommend you bring water for your dog because there will be a lot of running around!
The park is fully fenced and very big!

We hope to see you all there!



see you there!