Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area
The Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area (DFA) provides a safe, friendly environment for dog owners to unleash their dogs legally. Allowing our dogs to run freely is essential. It not only allows us to experience the joy of seeing our dogs so happy, but gives them the exercise they need to stay healthy.
Beck Lake DFA is not only for dogs, it is a place where the whole family can spend time together or enjoy a nice walk in the woods with their canine companions. A DFA is a place where people can recreate with their dogs, whether going for walks in the woods, playing a game of Frisbee, retrieving, etc. A DFA is a place that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
The gate must NOT remain unlocked!!!!!! Cook County Animal Control ONLY approved the dog park on the condition that the gate remain locked.
WE MUST KEEP THE DOG PARK PROBLEM FREE. Anyone there without a permit visible around their neck DOES NOT belong there!!!!
Group members must self police the area and help keep the dog park problem free.
DO NOT TAKE OUR DOG PARK FOR GRANTED, IT CAN BE TAKEN AWAY AT ANY TIME!!!!!!!
For more on this, see notes from recent meeting with Cook County Animal Control.
The entrance of our DFA can, at times, become congested. This can be frightening to shy or nervous dogs. For this reason we have moved the existing picnic benches away from gated area. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG(S) TO RUSH AND MEET NEW ARRIVALS ENTERING THE DFA. In order to avoid this problem, next season we will ask the F.P.D. to move the entrance of our DFA to a different location.
For people who are not registered with the Beck Lake Dog Area Group and do not receive newsletters through email or snail mail, Ed Burckart will post our newsletters on the large sign by the pond.
Beck Lake Dog Area Group gratefully acknowledges these individuals and organizations for their financial support in the early days, when it mattered most:
BECK LAKE DONATIONS
$5000.00 — MENDEL FOUNDATION
$500.00 — PETCO FOUNDATION
$200.00 — HAROLD POSNIAC; ROD SIEMEN
$100.00 — DARYL & SHERRY CARLSON; LINDA & KATHLEEN DOWD; FRAN MARTIN; MELISSA SOBIE; WRIGHT ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Up to $50.00 — R. J. BEATY; RICHARD FALLUCA; KIRSTEN JOHNSON; RICHARD LA CORTE; STEFANIE LUBASH; SKOKIE ANIMAL HOSPITAL; SANDRA HOLLOWAY; JOAN COSTELLO; BECK LAKE DOG AREA GROUP…