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Messenger Marsh Dog Park

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's 5-acre fenced Messenger Marsh Dog Park provides an exercise area where dogs can run free. The Dog Park also features a smaller 1-acre park for dogs under 30 pounds. A shelter and benches provide comfort for human companions. A permit is required for use of the Dog Park. Other amenities at Messenger Marsh include a picnic shelter and multi-use trails suitable for equestrians. Located on South Bell Road, about 0.25-mile South of 159th Street. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Messenger Marsh Dog Park has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Lynn
    Mar. 12, 2022
    Best One Around!

    People are awesome at this dog park! The dog park in the town east of here the people are boujee, but ar this one the people rock. My dogs love to run along the fence down the middle. We often use either side depending on the crowd. I highly recommend this dog park!

  • Allen
    More than a year ago
    Great Park!!!

    My dogs love this park because they can run up and down the hills, hunt through the tall grass, brush, and woods and chase each other along the long stretches of open areas. They are able to get their exercise and satisfy their hunting instincts. An occasional rabbit or squirrel gets into the park and creates a lot of excitement. This is the best dog park of the Forest Preserve with Hammel Woods next.

  • Monica
    Jul. 27, 2018
    Park is great, some owners are eeehh

    We give the actual park 5 bones, some of the owners 1 bone.

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

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

    The second time we were there we went to the small dog side were our puppy was well, playing like a puppy. Nothing too rough. The next thing we knew everyone took their smalls dog to the big dog side.

    We felt VERY ostracized.

    From now on we will stay in the large dog side as our puppy gets along great with them and the owners are more laid back.

  • Laura
    More than a year ago
    Best dog park around

    This is the BEST dog park in the area. Great fun and exercise for both the four legged and two legged. The large dog park has a huge fenced in trail area for off leash fun. The park is very clean and well maintained. Everyone picks up after their pets. Bags are supplied. Love this park. We go daily in all weather.

  • Duke
    More than a year ago
    Grrreat time !!!!!

    My people took me to Messenger Marsh today and I had a fun,fun time meeting a lot of new friends. The people were respectable and friendly and the dogs were great fun. Bring your own water. Well worth the small will county permit fee.

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