East Branch Forest Preserve Off Leash Dog Area

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Lilly and a Turtle at East Branch Dog Park
Swift Rd
Glendale Heights, IL
Operating Hours:
One hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset
$40 annually for residents of the county; $150 for non-residents. Day permits also available.
Yes, near the parking area
Park Size:
Type of Park:
Not Fenced
Other Notes:

This off leash area has lakes for the dogs to swim. Permits to use this dog off leash area can be obtained on site during working hours; call (630) 933-7248.

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Anne Shutters Krick's picture
90 acres

There is NO fishing at this Park. It is 90 acres and has several ponds. It's a great place for dogs but don't expect to fish here. Hooks are dangerous for dogs.

cptmox's picture
Great dog park for retrievers

This park is all about swimming. The park consists of a vast open area with tall grass containing a series of small lakes and ponds. Each lake has a few beach areas that serve as good points for the dogs to enter/exit the water. This park isn't fenced in, but it is so vast, that fact doesn't pose a problem. The majority of the dogs are large, and it seems like every other dog is a lab or golden retriever.
There are garbage barrels with bags for clean up, but this place is so large, they are few and far between; best to bring your own so you're not walking all over looking for a pick up bag.
Don't wear nice shoes or pants; the ground gets muddy, the dogs get wet and muddy, and invariably brush up against the person wearing the nicest clothes.

saludares's picture
More info about East Branch Forest Preserve Off leash dog park a

More info about this off leash dog area;
Fishing, you can as long as you have the fishing permit.