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Daily Dog Park Permit

To check out our Dog Parks, or for spur-of-the-moment visits, a daily permit allows you and your canine companion one day's access to all four Dog Parks. Purchase in advance below, or at self-pay stations located in the parking lot of each site.

To determine your pricing, please proceed through the following steps.

Step 1: Enter your address.
Step 2: Enter day of visit. Enter first dog's rabies tag number, then add tags for each additional dog (up to 3). Enter vehicle's license plate number.
Step 3: Agree to terms (check both boxes), then review and submit your order.

Step 1: Enter your address.

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Step 2: Add permit specific information.






Step 3: Agree to terms. Proceed to review and checkout.

Terms of Agreement

For everyone's safety and enjoyment, please adhere to the following rules, regulations and restrictions while visiting our Dog Parks. Violation may result in a fine or suspension of permit use. For questions or a complete list of rules, you can view all ordinances governing the use of preserves and trails, or call 847-549-5200 and ask to speak to a Ranger.

  1. I acknowledge that the license plate number listed on the permit is registered to the vehicle transporting dogs to the Dog Parks.
  2. I acknowledge that the rabies tag number listed on the permit is current and registered to the dog using the Dog Parks.
I have read and agree to the above Terms of Agreement

Rules and Regulations

  1. Permit and dog are required for entry. Use at your own risk. Display vehicle sticker on your car's windshield below the tinted area. Stickers are not transferable.
  2. Park in lots only. Loitering in lots is prohibited. Vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner’s expense.
  3. Keep your dog leashed while in parking lots, walkways and unfenced areas. Close the fence gate behind you after entering the area.
  4. No more than three dogs per person are allowed during any one visit.
  5. Approved canine activities include swimming, dog exercise, retrieving, tracking, pointing and obedience training.
  6. Alcoholic beverages, food, dog toys, treats, chews and rawhide are not permitted.
  7. Horses, cats, other pets, game animals or birds are not permitted. 
  8. Bikes, boats, swimming, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiles, camping, fires, collecting, hunting, firearms, releasing animals or non-native plant species, and off-road or motorized vehicles are not permitted.
  9. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are expected to behave appropriately. Do not run or chase after dogs, and never attempt to pet other dogs unless permission is granted by that dog's owner.
  10. You must remain in the Dog Park with your dog and closely supervise your dog at all times. You are solely responsible for controlling your dog. You must maintain visual contact and voice control of your dog. If aggressive behavior is observed, you must leash your dog and remove it from the area. You are responsible for any injury or damage to other dogs or the public caused by your dog. 
  11. Clean up after your dog. Bags provided. Deposit bags and all other litter in proper receptacles. Failure to pick up after your dog could result in a $85 fine.
  12. Violation of rules, regulations or restrictions may result in a fine and/or suspension of permit use.

For your dog's health and safety:

  1. Dogs must be at least four months old to visit.
  2. Dogs must have a current rabies vaccination tag and number, as required by state law. If your dog's vaccination is not current, please call your vet. Consult with your vet regarding other recommended vaccinations or preventives.
  3. Leave sick dogs home. They are not allowed in the area when ill.
  4. Determine if it's wise for your small dog or puppy to be off-leash with larger dogs.
  5. Show your dog you care by asking your vet about visiting here: 
  • Learn about potential health issues, prevention, symptoms and treatment. 
  • Make sure your dog is healthy and properly vaccinated against parvovirus and other diseases. 
  • The soil throughout the eastern United States may contain spores that can cause blastomycosis. Chances are small that a dog will inhale them, but knowing symptoms gives time for treatment.

Ordinance violations and fineable offenses:

  1. Clean up after your dog. Bags provided. Deposit bags and all other litter in proper receptacles.
  2. Control your dog and maintain visual contact and voice control at all times.
  3. You are responsible for any injury or damage to other dogs or to the public caused by your dog.

I have read and agree to the above Rules and Regulations
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