This scenic park is part of the DuPage River conservation system, which encompasses more than 1,500 acres. Whalon Lake, the park's centerpiece for boating and fishing, was originally the site of a quarry. The park has an enclosed 11.9-acre off-leash area with a 1.9-acre pen reserved for smaller dogs. Dog park passes are $5 per day or $40 annually. Whalon Lake opens at 8 a.m. through March and 6 a.m. from April through October.
Greene Valley is one of dozens of forest preserves that makes up the DuPage County district. The dog park is 16 acres of fully fenced land near the preserve's main north entrance. Visitors particularly enjoy the trail that loops around the grounds, allowing you and your dog to take a leisurely walk together enjoying the sights. The park is open daily beginning one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset. Daily passes are $8.
Stuart Sports Complex is one of the largest facilities in the Midwest, and it provides athletic opportunities for your canine friends as well. The 15-acre off-leash area offers plenty of running room along with a challenging agility course and a separate area for smaller dogs. Permit tags are $25 per year and park hours are dawn until dusk.
4. Batavia Bark Park 40W101 W Main St, Batavia 630.879.5235 5.1 miles from Springs at Orchard Road
The Bark Park is a three-acre enclosed section in the southwest corner of West Main Community Park, which is the largest property in the Batavia District system. In addition to a doggy play set and swimming pond, there are several shade trees and a pavilion for your convenience. No permits or fees are required, and the park is open from April 1 through the first measurable snowfall.
5. Reed Keppler Park 129 W National St, West Chicago 630.231.9474 13.1 miles from Springs at Orchard Road
Keppler Park is home to the delightfully named Wiggly Field, a fenced off-leash area for dogs that features both open fields and agility equipment. Just south of Wiggly Field is SouthPaw, a recently added enclosure designated for smaller dogs weighing up to 20 pounds. No fees or permits are required and park hours are sunrise to sunset.
Does your busy schedule make it tough to find doggy-and-me time? Our onsite leash-free dog parks are just steps away for your convenience. After a play session, pamper your pooch at our pet spa area.