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We were there! It was a lot of fun! The location was okay- it was not fenced and very muddy, but the dogs had a blast. We ended up getting busted by the police because you're not supposed to have doggies off leash, but we were there for about an hour. I'd say there were probably 25 dogs. I think we're going to plan something out here in the suburbs soon, and I'll definitely let you know.

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I've been so busy trying to finish up a research paper for one of my classes, so I haven't had too much time to plan! So thank you Shannon for forcing me! LOL! I'm super flexible, so is there anyone who wants to come who can't do a certain day? Do you guys want to do it on a Saturday? We could do the 22nd, 29th, or 6th of next month. I just want to give everyone enough time because if we do it at one of the DuPage county dog parks, then everyone would need to get a permit.

http://www.dupageforest.com/recreation/Dogs/dogs.html

What do you guys think?

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Yes, they do have daily permits. It's $5 if you are in DuPage, $15 if you're out of county. That link shows the permit information

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Also, Lisa, Chesterpal, everybody else that is interested, would you guys private message me your e-mail addresses. Thanks!

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dogparks in IL

Wow... I am amazed, that it is a "pay to play" scenario there...
I guess I shouldnt be, as when I lived there we could not go 4 wheeling anywhere in the state and had to go to WI, IA, IN, etc... but I digress.

What a shame it is that you cant even take your dood to the park without a membership, permit, day use, or some other type of fee.

I did a quick search and found this link:
http://www.ecoanimal.com/dogfun/illinois.html

There are definitely some that do not list a fee, so maybe that is an option.

BTW, take the root of that link (minus the illinois.html) and that is the directory for the US.
 

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Out here, it is very hard to find any place that will let you play for free. Believe me, I have looked. My next try was going to be for training facilities thatmight allow a romp. Summer, I think you got the dates mixed up. You are talking about May right? Those days fall on a Monday. The one here in Joliet is also a fee, unless you use the one in Plainfield which is free, but very small!
 

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Those dates were still for this month- except the 6th of next month. Sorry I didn't clarify! I just looked up one training facility that I know of nearby and they want $400 to rent out their building... I'll keep looking! I just liked the thought of having it outside, but if we can do it for cheaper that would be good.

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Suppose I should count myself fortunate for having many places, that are large, and free.

I feel for ya, becuase really, that just isnt right. I wish you luck and hopefully you can work something out...
 

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Keith you are right about that! It is weird that we have designated off leash parks. Any of the forest preserves will let you bring the dogs leashed.
The park by us has 68 fenced in acres which is nice so atleast we do have places to go.
 

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Hey Shannon- Chesterpal's park is in Lake County. Their parks are only $10 per dog for a daily permit if you live out of county. They have self serve kiosks in the parking lot to buy your permit- so we could get them on the day of the romp. What do you think? It's cheaper and easier than dupage

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That place would be fine with me, and I am sure I would probably coming the furthest. The only problem I have is Fozzie cannot go. He won't be 4 months until May 3rd, and I am not sure when he will get his rabies shot. You keep on planning, and I will look into that. I don't want to expose him to anything unnecessary.
 
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