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Sign the Petition

Dear Aldermen Lawson and Knudsen, IL State Reps Croke and Williams, IL Senator Feigenholtz, US Congressman Quigley, and Mayor Johnson,


The Lakeview Dog Park referendum passed with over 80% support on the ballot for the Nov 8 general election, winning every single precinct!   We want you to support it, will you?


Benefits of a dog park include:

  • Reduce congestion and collisions on area sidewalks and running/biking trails

  • Corral dogs in a fenced location where they are not disturbing other areas and users of the park

  • Provide a safe, fenced area with a water source for owners to exercise and socialize their dogs

  • Reduce incidence of unclaimed pet waste in the public way


Please lend your support to help us make this happen! Thank you!


Lakeview Dog Park Council & Friends


Lakeview Dog Park T-shirts Are Gone!


Our ballot initiative for a new dog park has been approved!  While this is a big win for all of us, our work is only just beginning.  We are requesting support from individual donors to fund get-out-the-vote efforts, and to design and build Lakeview Dog Park. We ask that you make recurring monthly donations of whatever amount you can afford until the construction is complete. $20, $50, $100—whatever you can give will be appreciated, and no amount is too small or too big.


For tax purposes, Lakeview Dog Park, Inc. NFP (EIN: 84-2161284), is organized as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and has received federal tax exempt status pursuant to Section 501(c)(3). Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor for specific advice regarding your charitable contributions.



We are always looking for help from the community. There are plenty of ways to donate your time to the cause. Currently we need help with:

  • Fundraising

  • Park Design

  • Community Engagement

If you are interested, send us an E-mail.

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Become a Sponsor

If you or someone you know would be interested in a corporate sponsorship of the park, we would love to hear from you.

Please send us an E-mail.


Lobby your elected officials

Local, State and Federal governments have various grant funds that may be available to help us build the park. The best way to unlock that support is to have a bunch of residents contact the officials and say they want them to help. This page can help you identify who your elected officials are, lists their contact info, and handy message templates that you can cut and paste.

  1. Identify your Illinois elected officials. Enter your last name and address in this interactive site to verify that you are registered to vote, click on your name, and then click on the Public Officials tab to identify ALL your local elected officials, and get their contact details.

  2. Send an email to your Alderman, customize your opening greeting by choosing one of the below:
    Dear Alderman Lawson,
    As a resident of the 44th Ward,

    If you live in a different ward, skip the Alderman, and write to the other elected officials, especially IL Senator and Rep, and US Congressman. 

  3. The body of the email should say something like the below.   Feel free to copy and paste:

  4. I am writing to express my excitement that the Lakeview Dog Park issue was approved by over 80% on the ballot Nov 8. I am a supporter of this park and think it will greatly improve the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods. What are you doing to help?  Thank you for your support!  Sincerely,--Your name and street address here--

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