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Whalon Lake Dog Park

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's 8-acre fenced Whalon Lake Dog Park provides an exercise area where dogs can run free. The Dog Park also features a smaller 2.5-acre park for dogs under 30 pounds. A shelter and benches provide comfort for the canines' human companions. A permit is required for use of the Dog Park. Other amenities at Whalon Lake include multi-purpose trails, picnic shelters, and access to an 80-acre lake for boating and fishing. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Whalon Lake Dog Park has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Australian
    Dec. 29, 2019
    Excellent facilities good community

    Beware of off leash pit bulls, 2 of my 4 visits had aggression incidents

  • Sarah
    Sep. 1, 2019

    Sooo, technically you’re supposed to have a pass.. but since we were just passing through we decided to go for it! Mabel LOVED this park. There was so much room to run around and many sniffs to be had. Highly recommend.

  • Frank
    Apr. 8, 2019
    Whalon Lake Dog Park

    Great dog park. Lots of room, very clean, friendly people, friendly dogs!

  • Monica
    Jul. 27, 2018
    Great Fun!

    We have a puppy that is a little too rambunctious for the small dog side, so we played on the big dog side.

    The dog owners were super friendly and their dogs were so well behaved and played great with our smaller puppy.

    This is our new favorite dog park in Will County.

  • Suresh Bhagia
    More than a year ago
    Off leash fun for dogs, walking exercise for people

    Great off leash dog park, my Beagle snoop Loves this place. It is behind my house and real convenient to get to. I prefer to walk snoop here rather then on a leash in the neighborhood. He can run free and I can socialize with the people, a win win situation. I have met many friendly people here.

  • Kathryn
    More than a year ago
    People care

    The people who visit this park get to know you. They look out for you and your dog. There are an awful lot of responsible dog parents out there.

  • Julie
    More than a year ago
    Average at best

    This is an OK dog park. Ironically enough, the park has a lake...which is off limit to dogs. Lots of yuppies here who get upset and overreact at every dog interaction. Too much drama for me. I'd prefer to walk my dog on the leash away from it all.

  • Julie
    More than a year ago
    Whalon lake dog park

    My dog loves going to this dog park! She gets to be off leash and she always finds great dogs to run around with!

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