The Top 4 Off-leash Dog Parks Near North Aurora and Romeoville

August 08, 2016

Off-leash-Dog-Parks-Chicagoland.jpgSpending time with your four-legged friend is easy when you're living in a pet-friendly apartment community like Springs at Orchard Road or Springs at Weber Road. However, if you want to branch out and explore all that the area has to offer, there are several off-leash dog parks near North Aurora and Romeoville:

1. Stuart Sports Complex Dog Park 
ntersection of Griffin Dr and Civic Center Dr
16 minutes from Springs at Orchard Road

This brand new dog park spans over 15 acres and offers separate areas for small and large breeds, an agility course, and a wetland for exploring. Another perk to this dog park is that it's located next to a 30-vehicle parking lot, making it convenient to get your pup in and out of the park. To access this park, you must have a dog park permit, and your dog needs to have a current rabies vaccination.

2. Gregory Island Dog Park  
Indian Trail at the Fox River (Route 25)
13 minutes from Springs at Orchard Road

If your dog is a swimmer, this unique dog park needs to be on your must-visit list. There are two separate fenced-in areas for large and small breeds that are spacious enough for some serious running. Three sides of the park are surrounded by the Fox River, and the fenced-in area for the large dogs actually extends down to the river. That being said, pet owners need to be mindful if their pups are going to want to go for a swim, especially during the wetter months when the river moves at a faster pace. A permit is required to use this park.

3. James O. Breen Community Dog Park   
Intersection of Campton Hills and Peck Roads
St. Charles
17 minutes from Springs at Orchard Road

For those new to the area, having a dog can make it much easier to make new friends. The West Side Community Dog Park definitely has a group of regulars who frequent the park often, which makes this a great place to quickly get to know other pet lovers. This park offers three separate enclosures for small, medium, and large breeds. Also, if you go during the warmer months, you'll appreciate the water fountains for both dogs and humans to rehydrate. Currently, no permits are necessary to access this dog park.

4. Whalon Lake Dog Park  
Intersection of Royce and Lisson Roads
12 minutes from Springs at Weber Road

This 15-acre dog park offers two fenced-in areas to separate large and small breeds. And, as an added bonus, you can walk your pup along the paved Whalon Lake trail to burn off even more energy. There's not a designated area for your four-legged friend to take a swim, but that definitely doesn't stop many dogs from doing so! An annual permit is required to access this park, as well as a current rabies vaccination for your dog.

Are we missing any of your favorite local dog parks from this list? Please share them with us in our comments section below.

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