Off-Leash Dog Parks in Homer Glen, IL

There are 2 off-leash dog parks in Homer Glen, IL. Use the links below to get an overview of each dog park, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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