Dog owners demand improvements for beach

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The dog beach at Montrose Beach is one of the largest in the city and one of the few places where dogs can legally be off leash and get exercise.

But there according to some dog owners, it’s seen better days.

Wind has built up the sand along the fence to where many dogs cam climb right over.

Broken fences are also an issue.

Hundreds of dog owners are now mounting a campaign to get the parks district to fix it up. They have started a petition at and want the city to address the issues.

The Chicago Park District responded to WGN’s request for comment saying that within the last few years they replaced some of the fencing and just in the past two weeks extended the line of the fence towards the lake.

They say part of the problem here is the lake has receded to the point that the old fence was too far away.

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