Independence Grove Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash

Open to Public: Permit required:

Location: Separate from the rest of Independence Grove Forest Preserve, the Dog Park has its own entrance on Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21), north of Buckley Road (Route 137) in Libertyville.

Enrichment: 30 acres of woods and lakes

Area: one open area

Surface: Dirt, Grass, Water

Human Comfort: Bring your walking shoes



This dog park marked our 200th dog park visited!!!!!
200 dog parks across 17 states!
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If you have followed our blog for a while you know that most of our post are about dog parks that we explore.  We have come up with a new way of giving you the deets!


Each letter represents a certain detail of the park ->

  • Nature of Park
  • Open to …
  • Location
  • Enrichment
  • Areas
  • Surface
  • Human Comfort



Nature of the Park:  Off leash area, fenced, not fenced,

Open to Public, to members only

Location: City and State

Enrichment: swimming, agility, woods

Area: small and or large dog areas

Surface: Grass, dirt, rock, mulch, dirt, turf

Human Comfort: seating for humans



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DuSable Dog Park




Nature of the Park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to Public
Location: St. Charles Missouri
Enrichment: None
Areas: Three areas, All Dogs, Large Dogs & Small Dogs
Surface: Grass
Human Comfort: Few benches and shelter with picnic tables


TheOKdogs Rating: 1.5 out of 5 PAWS