If you haven't already done so this year, now is a good time to buy your pooch a Forest Preserve District dog park permit.
On July 1, dog park permits for the remainder of 2019 dropped to half price.
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 are only $10 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Daily permit fees remain the same at $5 per dog, and the fees for additional dogs also remain the same. Each dog park permitholder is allowed a maximum of three dogs total.
Half-year passes can be purchased through October 31 online or at three Forest Preserve locations: Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet. Permits also can be purchased through the mail by downloading the online dog park permit application.
BUY A 2020 DOG PARK CALENDAR; PROCEEDS BENEFIT WILL COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Dog park permits for 2020 go on sale November 1. 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; Whalon Lake, Naperville; and Plum Valley Preserve in Crete Township.
A current rabies tag number and expiration date must be provided in order to purchase a dog park permit.
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