Dog Friendly Activities in Downers Grove, IL

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Downers Grove, and 119 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Downers Grove.

Pet Friendly Happy Dog Barkery
Happy Dog Barkery Happy Dog Barkery is the premier canine bakery in the western suburbs. They have been hand-making, natural treats for pets since 2004. Dogs just love the taste of their made-to-order birthday cakes. And they aren't just a bakery. Happy Dog also carry many of the popular natural brands of dog foods and chews. The next time you are in the neighborhood, make sure you bring your furry friend in for some extra special attention and a sample of their liver cake! See Details
Pet Friendly Hidden Lake Forest Preserve
Hidden Lake Forest Preserve Hidden Lake Forest Preserve is pet-friendly. This spot is home to more than 2 miles of trails that wind through Hidden Lake, making it a great destination for hikers, joggers, birders and other wildlife watchers. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
The Home Depot Home Depot is pet-friendly. Bring your dog along to hang out at this home goods store in Stockton, where items for your house and garden are available. Leashed dogs are welcome inside to help you sniff out the best deals. Home Depot is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 10pm and Sunday from 8am to 8pm. See Details
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. See Details
Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge Dog Park Your pet is welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this fenced dog park, which includes a large grassy area with a small stream. See Details
Green Valley Forest Preserve There are actually 2 dog parks here. There is a large area for big dogs and a smaller separate area for small dogs. You have to have a permit to take your dog to these areas. There is water and a nice shaded bench. See Details
Mayslake Forest Preserve Dog Park This large, fenced off-leash dog park is renowned for its friendly community of pet-owners. Includes covered picnic tables, mulch ground cover, and portable restroom. See Details
Beck Lake Dog Park This massive, 44-acre fenced dog park includes wide open fields, trails, drinking fountains, training enclosures, and even a swimming pond. Annual membership and key fob are required. See Details
SpringBrook Prairie Dog Park Dogs with valid Forest Preserve District permits can enjoy Springbrook Prairie’s off-leash area at the 83rd Street trailhead. Owners must have their dogs’ permits in their possession when in the off-leash area. Applications for annual and daily permits are available through Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Rules for the off-leash area are posted at the preserve. Dogs must be on leashes no greater than 10 feet in length in all other areas of the preserve, including the parking lots
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Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail) The Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Hammel Woods Dog Park The Forest Preserve District of Will County's 7-acre fenced Hammel Woods Dog Park provides an exercise area where dogs can run free. A shelter and benches provide comfort for the canines' human companions. A permit is required for use of the Dog Park. Other amenities at Hammel Woods include multi-purpose trails, campsites, picnic shelters, and access to the DuPage River for canoeing/kayaking and fishing. See Details
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 the canines' 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. See Details
Evanston Dog Beach (Members Only) The Winnetka Park District operates an off-leash dog beach at Centennial Park. Anyone wishing to bring his/her dog to the dog beach must have a valid pass. Passes may be purchased at the Administrative Offices, 540 Hibbard Rd. Pet owners rave about this off-leash dog beach, which is fenced with a hose for washing off your pet. See website for rules and dog pass registration application. See Details
Spring Avenue Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park is conveniently located in Glen Ellyn Park. A permit is needed for use. See Details
East Branch Forest Preserve Off Leash Dog Area Pets will love to play off-leash in the designated area of this beautiful park, which even has a lake where pets can take a dip. Be careful as the area is not fenced. Permit required. See Details
Bremen Grove Off Leash Area Newly opened off leash area located in Tinley Park run by the Cook County Forest Preserve District. Fully fenced, double gated, with two separate areas. See Details
Hawk Hollow Preserve Hawk Hollow Preserve offers 34 acres of off-leash area for dogs to enjoy along with a three-mile multipurpose trail connecting to trails in Mallard Lake and West Branch forest preserves. A permit is required for off-leash use. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of the preserve. The area is open during regular preserve hours. It is closed on Tuesday mornings until 10:00 am for routine maintenance.
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Phillips Park Dog Park This 3-acre gated facility offers dogs a place to play with a separate "time out" area for excited pups to wind down. See Details
Bo's Run This fully fenced off-leash dog park includes water, agility equipment, benches, and a keypad entry. 2 acres of field for dogs to enjoy. 5 foot tall fences. Seperate area for big dogs and another for smaller dogs and pups. Memberships required, and are limited in number! See Details
Ridge Park Pets are welcome to romp and play off-leash at this Park Ridge dog park near the ice arena and batting cages. See Details
Community Bark West The newly opened Community Bark West is a 6-acre off-leash park with electronic key entry, benches, shade, and a separate small dog area. See Details
Fullersburg Woods Fullersburg Woods is a Du Page County Forest Preserve with miles of multipurpose trails open to bicyclers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, hikers and dog walkers. There is a section where dogs are not permitted because it is home to a lot of wildlife (signs are posted). You are expected to leash your dog, pick up after him, and keep him from swimming in Salt Creek. There are some water fountains, so bring a collapsible water bowl. See Details
Mt. Greenwood Park Leashed pets are welcome to join you at this massive Chicago public park. See Details
Chopin Dog Park Walk with your leashed pet through this scenic park/ See Details