Discounted permits for the Forest Preserve District's six dog parks are now on sale.
The permits are half price and good for the remainder of 2021.
The half-year permits decreased from $40 to $20 for Will County residents and from $80 to $40 for nonresidents. Seniors get a $10 discount, so half-year passes for seniors are only $10 for residents and $30 for nonresidents.
Daily permit fees remain the same at $5 per dog, and the fees for each additional dog ($20 for residents, $30 for nonresidents) also remain the same. Each dog park permit holder is allowed a maximum of three dogs total.
Half-year permits can be purchased online or at one of four Forest Preserve visitor centers:
Permits also can be purchased through the mail by downloading the online dog park permit application.
Dog park permits are required for entry into the Forest Preserve's six off-leash dog parks located in: Forked Creek Preserve – Ballou Road Access, Wilmington; Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access, Shorewood; Lower Rock Run Preserve – McClintock Road Access, Joliet; Messenger Marsh, Homer Glen; Plum Valley Preserve – Ballou Road Access, Crete Township; and Whalon Lake, Naperville.
A current rabies tag number and expiration date must be provided in order to purchase a dog park permit. Dogs must be six months of age to use the dog parks. For additional dog park rules, visit the Dog Exercising page.