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Lazy Bones Acres Private Dog Park In Marengo

Marengo, Illinois
Fully Fenced
5 acres
5.023 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Jacqui M.



Fully Fenced

Fencing height (at lowest point)

4 ft

100% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps

Fencing type(s): Cattle without wire mesh

Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsYes

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryYes


Agility equipment

Dog drinking water




Trash can

$20 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

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Marengo, Illinois


Lazy Bones Acres offers 5 acres of wooded hiking trails for you and your furry companion to enjoy. Pack a lunch to enjoy on one of our picnic tables along the way or simply take in the peacefulness of the forest and wildlife. Listen to the squirrels chase each other in the tree tops, the woodpeckers pecking away in a nearby tree, or the geese honking at a nearby pond. Three acres are fully fenced and enclosed to let your dog run free. Wildlife that are commonly seen on visits include deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, chipmunks, a beautiful array of wild birds, and much more. *Our terrain is uneven as it goes through woods. If you have trouble with balance or walking, please reconsider your visit to our property for your safety. Trails are kept clear, but raspberry and blackberry bushes present thorns, please use caution with these prickers. ** Our spot is fully fenced, however if your dog is not command trained we do not recommend letting them off leash. Dogs have a natural instinct to chase the rabbits and squirrels we have.


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Our trails are wooded. While we strive to keep our trails fully groomed and clear, part of the outdoor experience means there may be burrs, thorns, mud, ticks, wild animals, and uneven terrain. If you have balance trouble or struggle while walking, we encourage you to reconsider your visit to our trails for your safety. While our spot is fully fenced, if your dog is not command trained, we do not recommend letting them off leash. Dogs have a natural instinct to chase the squirrels and rabbits we have here. *Pet First Aid Kit (along with some human supplies) and bug spray are in the dog house by the Trail Entrance.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
3 hours
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Just a couple quick deTAILS: 1. Please discourage digging. 2. No professional dog training sessions. Trainers interested in using our property for sessions must contact us directly to make arrangements. Training sessions may NOT be booked through SniffSpot. 3. Off leash does not mean out of control. Please be sure your dog responds to your commands before allowing them off leash. 4. Our property is almost fully wooded, while not required, we recommend a tick prevention/protection for your dog. Along with woods comes mosquitoes. We offer repellent, but you may also bring your own. 5. Please keep Trail Entrance gate closed and LATCHED at all times.

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(23) Reviews

  • Carolyn M., Nov 23, 2023

    Great place nice trails through the woods very well kept. My dogs loved every minute they were there

  • Anna D., Nov 19, 2023

    My dogs absolutely loved it here!

  • Jamie R., Nov 11, 2023

    What a beautiful setting! We had the most perfect fall day, the trails were very maintained, the space was spacious but not overwhelming, and the dogs had a complete blast. So grateful to these hosts for making their idyllic setting available for all. We made the trip from Chicago and we will definitely be back. It’s well worth the trip!

  • Amy B., Oct 25, 2023

    What an amazing place!! My dogs were in heaven!

  • Ana C., Oct 22, 2023

    Great place to bring your dogs! Tons of room for them to play and explore. Millie and Marley had tons of fun and were exhausted by the time we got home. Highly recommend this place!

  • Jennifer P., Oct 21, 2023

    What an amazing spot! We drove over 45 minutes and it was worth it! This is a wonderful spot with LOTS of space to explore. The trails are all labeled and intertwined so you will always know where you are. Our old girl Maggie loved being off leash and sniffing and our big guy enjoyed having more freedom on a really long leash than he usually gets on trail walks. There’s tons of amenities including poop bags, agility equipment, brushes, a picnic bench and towels in case your pups get muddy! The host takes amazing care of the trails and is so hospitable. Definitely will be back again.

  • Ewa G., Oct 8, 2023

    This is a wonderful off-leash dog park!! Very nice large fenced in area with trees and trails to walk, it’s peaceful and relaxing. My dogs and I love this place and we will be returning!

  • Kristina S., Oct 7, 2023

    Great sniff spot! My pup had a blast running the trails and playing with the agility equipment. Host even supplied water and a few toys.

  • Agnes U., Oct 1, 2023

    Very nice spot, clean & secure there was fresh water in the bucket, towers for dogs, bug spray, brushes and firts aid kit and some agility equipment.

  • Susan B., Sep 29, 2023

    Another great visit! Thanks for the thoughtful gesture of leaving towels out to dry the benches. Had a wonderful visit!

Meet your host

Jacqui M.

Joined in August 2023

We're so excited to share our love for animals and the outdoors with fellow animal lovers! My husband and I have rescued and adopted many animals over the years. Currently we are owned by two English Mastiffs. We feel that allowing dogs to explore new surroundings and scents can keep their minds and bodies young and working. We're happy that we're able to open our trails for your dog's physical and mental enrichment!

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