McBark Dog Park

2450 N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL
Operating Hours:
Managed By:
City of McHenry
Days Closed:
$15 annuallly (residents) or $25 (non-residents)
Park Size:
4 acres
Type of Park:
Other Notes:

Opened spring 2013. This dog park has drinking water and shade.

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McBark Park McHenry

They have significantly lowered the annual fees via sponsors. They're now:
Resident of McHenry: $15.00
Non-Resident: $25.00
Extra Pass: $10.00
Additional Dog: $10.00

The reasons I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 5 are:

1. Its not very big (3-4 acres I believe) but suffices as its usually still not that crowded.

2. Although there is a water fountain for the dogs, it is located outside the fenced park area. I wonder if this was a restriction due to existing infrastructure, or perhaps its a safety measure so less dogs congregate around it avoiding confrontation.

3. Although there is a small pavilion with a picnic table under it, it is right in front of the entrance. Bad placement in my opinion because people and dogs tend to gather there, which makes for an even more excitable greeting of the new dogs coming into the park by the other dogs already there.

Nonetheless, I have met many people and read peoples comments who are quite pleased that there is now a pass-protected dog park so close to them in this general area to let their dogs run around. Go there during the week and you'll probably have but one or two other people/dogs visiting with you, if that.