Off-Leash Dog Areas

The Forest Preserve District offers off-leash fun at six preserves, but you need a permit for each dog you bring. You can have permits for as many of your dogs as you wish but can only have three dogs at an area at one time.

Blackwell
Fenced 10 acres, south side of Mack Road 0.25 mile east of Route 59, closed Mondays until 9 a.m.

East Branch
Training pond, 60 acres, west side of Swift Road 1 mile north of North Avenue, closed Mondays until 9 a.m.

Greene Valley
Fenced 1.5 acres for small dogs and 14.5 acres for large dogs), east side of Greene Road south of Hobson Road and north of 75th Street, closed Wednesdays until 10 a.m.

Hawk Hollow
Fenced 34 acres with two rotating 2.1-acre areas for dogs of all sizes, off Bittersweet Drive just south of Stearns Road, closed Tuesdays until 10 a.m.

Mayslake
Fenced 3.5 acres for large dogs and 0.5 acre for small dogs, east side of St. Paschal Drive south of 31st Street and west of Route 83, closed Thursdays until 9 a.m.

Coming Soon! Oldfield Oaks
Opening in fall 2017 or summer 2018, it will feature a 40-plus car asphalt parking lot; trail connector to the existing Oldfield Oaks loop trail; 2 separate fenced areas: a large active field (+5 acres) and a small dog field (0.6 acres); double-gated pedestrian gates; 1/3-mile trail loop within the large activity field.

Springbrook Prairie
Fenced 37 acres, north side of 83rd Street west of Book Road, closed Thursdays until 10 a.m.
Off-leash areas are located at six DuPage County forest preserves. Owners must have their dogs’ valid off-leash permits in their possession when in the off-leash areas. 

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