Dog Friendly Activities in Loves Park, IL

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Loves Park, and 12 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 Loves Park.

Pet Friendly Dog Paddle Beach
Dog Paddle Beach This is a dog swimming facility. Dogs swim for exercise, fun, rehab after an injury or surgery, help with older dogs losing weight and relief from arthritis.
There is an indoor pool so dogs swim year-round. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.
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Pet Friendly Rock Cut State Park
Rock Cut State Park Dogs are allowed at Rock Cut State Park, where the mighty Rock River has carved out a number of craggy rocky landmarks into the surroundings. This 3,092-acre park contains two lakes that are popular among anglers and water-sports enthusiasts alike. Around the lakes, you'll discover the 40-mile Rock Cut Trail System ideal for pooches who love to explore. The trails vary in difficulty and terrain, with paved trails for less confident hikers and more difficult woodland pathways for outdoor enthusiasts. Keep your eyes peeled for waterfowl, deer, fox, muskrat, woodchuck and beaver, opossum, and raccoons that live in the park. Fido is welcome to join you on the trails as long as they are on a leash under six feet. See Details
Canine Corners Dog Park at Olson Park Canine Corners Dog Park at Olson Park is a great place to let your dog off the leash to run, play, and socialize. These parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk, and they are fenced so dogs are safely contained off-leash, with brush and paths for a great field experience.

An annual pass (in the form of a visible dog tag), or one-day pass is required for all dogs using the park. Season or Day Passes must be purchased in-person at any Rockford Park District Customer Service office during regular business hours.

Full Season Tag: $60; $50 resident
Day Passes: $6/dog
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Elliott Dog Park This large, clean, off-leash dog park includes two separate fenced-in areas for pets to play. See Details
Canine Corners Dog Park at Searls Park Canine Corners Dog Park at Searls Park is a membership-based dog park with four acres of space to play and large shade trees and benches. A water tap is adjacent to the shelter, and waste bags are provide. See Details
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden Former nursery in Rockford features a combination of plants native to the midwest and from around the world.

Only leashed, well-behaved pets are allowed on the grounds. Please clean up after your pet. Pets may NOT be left in cars during your visit.
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Home Depot You can bring your pup to Home Depot on your next shopping trip See Details
Pelishek Nature Trail The Pelishek Nature 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 Clinton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Pelishek Nature 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
Long Prairie Trail The Long Prairie 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 Caledonia! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Long Prairie 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
Beloit Dog Park The Beloit Dog Park is a great place to let your dog off the leash to run, play, and socialize.

The City of Beloit Dog Park is approximately 2.5 acres in size and is enclosed by 1700 linear feet of fencing. The enclosed off-leash area is divided into two separate areas: one area specified for small breed dogs (approximately .5 acre in size), and another larger area (approximately 2.0 acres in size) designed for large breed dogs. Dog owners will be required to either pay the daily fee that will be placed in a drop-box at the entrance gate or they can purchase an Annual Dog Tag that can be worn by their dog.

Off street parking in Leeson Park 2200 Milwaukee Road.
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Long Prairie Trail The Long Prairie 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 Capron! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Long Prairie 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
West Rock Wake Park Bring Fido to watch you wakeboard at West Rock Wake Park. Dogs must be on a short leash during their visit. Owners should have clean-up bags on hand. West Rock Wake Park features tons of grass for Fido to lounge on. Interested parties can find rates and hours, sign the waiver, and book a reservation via its website. See Details
Midwest Stone Source and Design Studio Midwest Stone Source and Design Studio is pet-friendly. They provide a bunch of different materials and designs to renovate your home. Their virtual tour even has a cat starring in a few of the pictures. Midwest Stone Source and Design Studio is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, or schedule a design meeting by appointment. See Details
Love's Travel Stop Love's Travel Stop in Roscoe, IL, is a dog-friendly gas station and rest area. Across America, you'll find Love's Travel Stops that offer facilities for traveling canines. This location has a fully-fenced dog park with a convenient waste station. See Details
Love's Travel Stop Love's Travel Stop in Rockford, IL, is a dog-friendly gas station and rest area. Across America, you'll find Love's Travel Stops that offer facilities for traveling canines. This location has a fully-fenced dog park with a convenient waste station. See Details
Poplar Grove Dog Park Poplar Grove Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation area in Poplar Grove, IL. Four years in the making, construction of Poplar Grove Dog Park has been a marathon, rather than a zoomy. The gates are finally open and residents are welcome to bring dogs along to run free and play in the fenced grassy space. Tags to use the park can be purchased from Poplar Grove Village Hall across the street from the park. See Details