The Montrose Dog Beach is Chicago's first legal off-leash beach. Our
dog beach is located on the Northwest corner of Montrose Beach (the
point closest to the city). Just follow Wilson Avenue until it curves to
the left at the lake. Look for the big corrugated steel walls of the
old Boat Launch, and you're there. Click here for a Google Maps
There's a nice handicap accessible ramp located in the boat launch,
or the old entrance to the beach is to the right (south) of the boat
launch, at the end of the path, and down the rockwall. There's a gate in
the black fence.
The Dog Beach is open during all regular Chicago Park District hours,
roughly from sun-up till 9 P.M. Morning hours are the most popular with
dog beach users.
The Dog Beach is free, but DFA tags are required for all dogs, and that will cost you $5.
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