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2018 dog park permits go on sale November 1


The Forest Preserve District's 2018 off-leash dog park permits will go on sale Wednesday, November 1.

Permits can be purchased in person, by mail or – for the first time – online.

Four District visitor centers serve as permit purchase sites: Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township, Monee Reservoir in Monee Township and Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet. Permits also can be purchased via mail by printing an application and mailing it in with payment to Sugar Creek Administration Center.

The new online dog park permit system will go live starting Wednesday, November 1. Fill out a form on the District's website, and a permit will be mailed to you. Your receipt from your purchase will act as your temporary permit until your pass arrives in the mail. One-day passes cannot be purchased online.

A valid rabies tag number and expiration date are required in order to obtain a permit. Permits can be used at any of the District's five off-leash dog parks and they are good through December 31.

Dog park permits cost $40 for county residents and $80 for nonresidents. Additional fees are charged for multiple dogs up to a maximum of three dogs. Annual dog park permits are on sale from November through June. Half-year dog park permits are offered from July through October.

Veterans, active-duty military and senior citizens receive $10 off the price of a permit (discounts cannot be combined).


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