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Annual Dog Park Permit

At our popular Dog Parks, top dogs come from Lake County and beyond to play, swim, bark and run off-leash. A daily or annual permit allows you and your canine companion to enjoy five uniquely different sites designed just for dogs.

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

Step 1: Enter your address.
Step 2: Enter first dog's rabies tag number, then add tags for each additional dog (up to three). Do the same for license plate numbers. Enter first vehicle's plate number, then add plates for each additional vehicle (up to three) you wish to use to transport dogs to the park. First two vehicle stickers are included with cost of permit, third sticker is $5.
Step 3: Agree to terms (check both boxes), then review and submit your order.


Step 1: Enter your address.

Address 1:
Address 2:

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 Areas. Violation may result in a fine/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.

  • I acknowledge that the license plate numbers listed on the permit are registered to the vehicles transporting dogs to the areas.
  • I acknowledge that the rabies tag numbers listed on the permit are current and registered to the dogs using the areas.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or credits.
I have read and agree to the above Terms of Agreement

Rules and Regulations

  • 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. Replacement stickers can be purchased by current annual permit holders for $5.
  • Park in lots only. Loitering in lots is prohibited. Vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Keep dogs leashed while in parking lots, walkways and unfenced areas. Close fence gate behind you after entering the area.
  • No more than three dogs per person are allowed during any one visit.
  • Approved canine activities include swimming, dog exercise, retrieving, tracking, pointing and obedience training.
  • Alcoholic beverages, food, dog toys, treats, chews and rawhide are not permitted.
  • Horses, cats, other pets, game animals or birds are not permitted. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Clean up after your dog. Bags provided. Deposit bags, other litter in proper receptacles. Failure to pick up after your dog could result in a $85 fine.
  • Violation of rules, regulations or restrictions may result in a fine and/or suspension of permit use.

For your dog's health and safety:

  • Dogs must be at least four months old to visit.
  • 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.
  • Leave sick dogs home. They are not allowed in the area when ill.

Ordinance violations and fineable offenses:

  • Clean up after your dog. Bags provided. Deposit bags and all other litter in proper receptacles.
  • Control your dog and maintain visual contact and voice control at all times.
  • 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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