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Hammel Woods Dog Park Reopens
The Hammel Woods dog park has reopened, but the Whalon Lake boat launch/parking and portions of Hammel Woods – Route 59 Access and the DuPage River Trail remain closed Tuesday, October 17, due to flooding.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has six dog parks throughout the county. All parks provide fenced areas that allow dogs to run and play without a leash. Visiting our dog parks is the perfect way to give your dog the exercise and socialization that it needs. A permit is required to enter the dog parks. Once a permit is obtained, you and your dog will have access to all six parks. Each park, except Hammel Woods, includes separate areas for small dogs (under 35 lbs.) and large dogs.
The District offers dog parks at the following Will County forest preserve locations:
Get a Dog Park Permit
Permits may be purchased at these visitor centers:
- Sugar Creek Administration Center, Joliet
- Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville
- Monee Reservoir, Monee Township
- Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township
Permits can also be purchased by mailing a Dog Park Permit Application with payment to Sugar Creek Administration Center.
- Annual permits are on sale November-June.
- Half-year permits are on sale July-October.
- Permits are valid until December 31.
Dog owners can purchase a dog park permit for up to three dogs. A current rabies tag number and expiration date must be provided in order to purchase a dog park permit. Dogs must be at least six months of age to use the dog parks.
Dog Park Permit Fees
Will County Resident: $40
(Beginning in July, permits are reduced to half price.)
Will County Resident: $20/dog
Senior Discount: $10 off/permit
Daily Passes: $5
Dog Park Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations must be abided by while inside the dog parks. Please also read General Use Ordinance No. 124 for a full list of Forest Preserve District of Will County rules and laws.