If you haven't purchased your annual Forest Preserve dog park permit yet, now is the time to snap one up because discounted 2018 permits went on sale July 1.
The half-year permits decreased from $40 to $20 for Will County residents and from $80 to $40 for nonresidents. Daily permit fees remain the same at $5 per dog, and the fees for additional dogs also remain the same. Seniors, active military and veterans can receive a $10 discount off the price of the permits. Each dog park permitholder is allowed a maximum of three dogs.
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Half-year passes can be purchased through October 31 at any of four Forest Preserve locations: Isle a la Cache Museum, Monee Reservoir Visitor Center, Plum Creek Nature Center and Sugar Creek Administration Center. Permits also can be purchased online or through the mail by downloading the dog park permit application.
Dog park permits for 2019 go on sale November 1 and can also be used for November and December of 2018.
Dog park permits are required for entry into the Forest Preserve's five 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; and Whalon Lake, Naperville.
A current rabies tag number and expiration date must be provided in order to purchase a dog park permit.