Mayslake Off-Leash Dog Area Improvements
Since this area at Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook opened in 1999, it’s been extremely popular. But because the off-leash area is only 4 acres — the smallest in the District — increased use has created demands for improvements to offset the effects of concentrated use in such a small area. As a result, the District has identified several projects to improve conditions.
- A reconfigured entrance for easier access
- Better soil and new drain tiles to eliminate areas that hold water and turn muddy
- Regraded and reseeded grassy areas
- Alternative surface materials to make play areas more durable
- A 0.5-acre fenced area for small dogs
- 1,440 feet of limestone trails that follow popular traffic patterns
- Additional benches and two new minishelters
- Landscaping that provides protection from weather
About $250,000 from the District’s capital development funds will cover the cost of the project.
These improvements were completed in July of 2013
The improvements planned for the Mayslake Off-Leash Dog area include a reconfigured entrance, fenced area for small dogs and limestone trails.