Dog Friendly Activities in West Chicago, IL

There are 3 dog friendly activities in West Chicago, and 92 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 West Chicago.

Pet Friendly Keppler Park Dog Park
Keppler Park Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in the 2 acre fenced dog park at this West Chicago park, which also includes acres of walking trails. See Details
Pet Friendly Kristi B's Best Dog Retreat West Chicago
Kristi B's Best Dog Retreat West Chicago Kristi B's Best Dog Retreat has over 5 acres of beautiful secure outdoor play space in West Chicago, along with a climate controlled indoor play are, doggy day care, and boarding. Pick-up is available anytime, day or night. See Details
Illinois Prairie Path The Illinois Prairie Path 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 West Chicago! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Illinois Prairie Path. 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
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
Batavia Bark Park Batavia Bark Park features three acres of fully-fenced space for you pup to enjoy. Other features include a pavilion, shade trees, and a small beach area. This is a free dog park and no permit for use is needed. 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 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
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
Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve Pets have a blast playing off-leash in the fenced dog parks at this forest preserve. Includes 5 acres of grassy spaces and wooded paths. 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
Lincoln Dog Park Lincoln Dog Park is a pet-friendly park in Aurora. The park is fully fenced and equipped with shady trees, doggy water fountains, benches for humans, and plenty of space for a game of fetch. Dogs must have a permit to use the park. 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
Geneva Commons Geneva Commons offers a wide variety of places you can shop with your pet by your side including Wet Nose--a designer pawtique. Visit the website or stop in Wet Nose for a list of pet-friendly stores. 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
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
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
Green Valley Forest Preserve Dog Park Dogs are welcome off-leash in this large, beautifully landscaped dog park. Yearly membership fee of $75. See Details
Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve Bring your pet for the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this forest preserve, which is fenced on 3 sides. Permit required. See Details
The Arboretum of South Barrington Find a dog-friendly atmosphere and plenty of parking at The Arboretum of South Barrington! The open-air center invites dogs to stroll around outside, on-leash. While dogs are only allowed in certain stores (owners should check with individual stores before entering), they are allowed in all of the common areas. The Arboretum is named for its lush treescapes and gardens. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Trantina Farm Dog Park Located on the south side of 151st Street between Cedar and Gougar Roads. The park is a component of the Trantina Farm, which is the first parcel to be developed as part of Homer Township’s Open Space Program. Funding was made possible in part with an OSLAD Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Board and Trantina Farm Committee have established the posted rules and provided waste receptacles for park users. The southern portion of the Trantina Farm site is about 20 acres with the Dog Park comprising about 2 acres. The canine park is fenced and divided in two sections: one for smaller dogs less than 15" at the shoulder or 30 lbs. or less and the other for larger dogs. Parking, benches, a pavilion and a mowed, looped trail surrounding the Dog Park are available for horses, dogs and humans. The view from the trail offers wonderful vistas of the rolling terrain and wildlife. While the southern part of Trantina Farm site caters to our domestic friends, the northern approximate 30 acre portion is better suited for humans offering a playground, picnic area, limestone trail, restroom, fire pit, interpretive center, gardens, native prairie restoration, wildlife viewing and historical buildings. 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. See Details