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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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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!

DONATE TODAY! 

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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