Off-Leash Dog Parks in Illinois

There are few things in life a dog loves more than running off-leash with his canine comrades. No matter where you live or where you’re headed in Illinois, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We'll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

Pet Friendly Whalon Lake Dog Park
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
Pet Friendly Prairie Wolf Dog Park
Prairie Wolf Dog Park This is a 44-acre, off-leash area that's fully fenced and includes a pond. There are always lots of dogs here to play with as well. 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
Winnemac Park Pets are welcome to play on-leash at this Chicago park packed with fun recreational facilities. 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
Challenger Playlot Dog Park at Gill Park Dogs will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog-friendly area inside Challenger Playlot Park. See Details
Grant Park Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash in this 18,000 square-foot fenced dog park in Chicago's famous Grant Park. You will need to get yourself a permit to use the park and have the required vaccinations to do this. See Details
Wiggly Field This public dog park boasts a fenced-in area, doggie water fountains, waste bags, and a double gate to prevent escapes. Wiggly Field is located within Noethling Playlot Park, so there's plenty of places to explore nearby too. See Details
White Oak Park This park includes a beautiful 1-mile paved trail around a lake where you're likely to spot all sorts of birds. Pets are welcome if leashed, though bring water. See Details
Jackson Bark Jackson Bark is a dog park with an agility course located in Jackson Park, just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. 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
Bull Valley Dog Park Newly opened in 2014! Come try it out! The Bull Valley Dog Park is a wonderful 7 acre off-leash dog park, completely fenced. Bring your own water for now. Special activities are planned throughout the year. Call for schedule. Permits are $65 for Bull Valley and Woodstock residents. Non-resident rate $130. 14. See Details
Bradley Dog Park Pets will love to get their daily exercise at this fenced, off-leash, 5-acre dog park. The park includes water fountains and waste stations. See Details
Joe Glik Park Frenced area for dogs. Walking trails. Clean bathrooms. Childrens area. NO membership required. 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
Best Friends Dog Park Club Best Friends Dog Park Club is open 365 days a year from 8am till dusk. All dogs must show proof of current vaccinations. There is a yearly cost of $49. This needs to be renewed each year, along with your pets vaccinations. You need a key to enter, which you get at time of payment. See Details
Hound Town Dog Park Dogs may romp and play off-leash at this 3 acre Crystal Lake dog park. Out of town permits $60 per year. 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
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
Lakewood Dog Park Dog owners drive from afar to enjoy this beautiful forest preserve, which includes four fenced off-leash areas with swimming, grassy areas, paths, and more. Permit required. 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