Off-Leash Dog Areas

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County operates the Beck Lake and Bremen Grove Off-Leash Dog Areas for visitors to unleash their dogs.


These are currently the only locations within the District’s holdings where dogs may be unleashed. Dog owners wishing to enter the Beck Lake or Bremen Grove Off-Leash Dog Areas must first procure a permit for the location. For more forms, fees, directions and related information, please click the link below. Otherwise, please contact us at (708) 771-1070.


Please download Dog Permit Application here: PDF version

Current vaccinations are required in Off-Leash Dog Areas. The Veterinarian’s Health Report form (page 2 of application) must be filled out by your veterinarian and submitted with the application.


Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County