1. The Montrose Dog Friendly Area Committee, often referred to as the Board, consists of a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to the MonDog Mission. Our primary focus is to help make the Montrose Dog Friendly Area at the beach stay fun, clean and safe. To this end, the Board organizes several activities such as beach cleanups, fund raisers for purchasing cleaning supplies and dog waste bags, and fun events. Board members also try to remind dog owners who use the beach to follow the etiquette and always cleanup after their dog.  As the Park District sign says, there is no poop fairy.

MONDOG is the Park Advisory Council for Montrose Dog Beach under the Friends of the Parks.

The Chicago Park District takes care of the larger maintenance items such as providing refuse containers and emptying them, cleaning the beach with the "beach zamboni", and relocating sand.

Individuals interested in participating more should contact the Board by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by participating in one of our events.

The current Board members are:


Chair - Billy Sonntag

Secretary - Caty Norman-Burke

Treasurer - Sheri Rush

Tech/Web - Mike Burke

Social Media - Shelly Burke

Cleanups - Sandra Korbar

At Large - Paul Fehrenbacher


Senior member - Beth Smith


Here is a photo of many of our Board Members who attended Santa Paws V.




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At the entrance to Montrose Dog Beach are our new neighbors, Mutt Jackson's Dog Wash Station and Urban Pooch's Training Center. These are privately owned facilities that offer various services for dog owners and their dog.

You bring a willingness to help and we'll provide the supplies: gloves, bags, etc. Stay for all of it or just as long as you like.


June 3rd 9 AM - 11 AM

July 8th  9 AM - 11 AM


Just a reminder to all who visit Montrose Dog Beach and other dog parks in the City of Chicago, Dog Friendly Area tags are available at most vets in the city.  This year, the cost is $10 per dog and you need to have your required shots and license up to date to purchase one.

Montrose Dog Friendly Area / Montrose Dog Beach is open year round every day.  The rules are also in effect all year, so be sure to pick up after your dog and most importantly have fun with your pooch.

Those bags aren't free!


The Bag dispensers at the entrances have been a great help in keeping the beach clean, but they aren't free.  Mondog purchases bags and fills the bag dispensers on the Dog Beach.

Donating to Mondog is a great way to support the dog beach, and keep those dispensers full. Help us help you keep Montrose Dog Beach safe and clean by making a donation today.



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