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Rules & Regulations of a Dog Friendly Area

  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by their dogs.

  • Owners must remain with and watch their dogs at all times.

  • Dogs must be leashed prior to and upon leaving the DFA. Gates to the DFAs must remain closed except upon entering and exiting the DFA.

  • Owners must immediately clean up after their dogs. Owners who fail to clean up after their dogs are subject to a ne of up to $500.00 (City of Chicago Ordinance 7-12- 420).

  • Dogs with a known history of or who exhibit dangerous behavior are prohibited.

  • Dogs must be healthy, fully immunized, dewormed, licensed and comply with the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control Regulation for Chicago park District DFAs.

  • No dog will be allowed in DFA unless it has a current rabies vaccination.

  • Dog owners are responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the DFA.

  • Owners or other responsible persons must have a DFA permit with them for each dog visiting the DFA.

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; younger children must be closely supervised.

  • Only three dogs per person allowed.

  • Puppies under four months old and female dogs in heat are prohibited.

  • Failure to comply with the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control Regulation for Chicago Park District DFAs can result in a ne of up $500.00.

  • No food is allowed in dog friendly area.

The Chicago Park District dog friendly areas are places for dogs to exercise,play, and socialize legally “off-leash.” A $5 permit fee and registration tag for your dog is required to use the Chicago Park District dog friendly areas, which are enclosed off-leash areas for your pet. A current dog license can be used to obtain the required permit and tag to access the Chicago Park District dog friendly areas. Permits and tags are required and are available at participating veterinary offices. For a list of participating veterinarians or if you are interested in creating a dog friendly are in your community, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or cal 312-742-PLAY.

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Battle of Fort Dearborn Park
1801 S. Calumet Ave Chicago, IL. 60616

Challenger Playlot Park
1100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. 60613

Churchill Field Playlot Park
1825 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL. 60614

Clarendon Park Community Center
4501 N. Clarendon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60640

Coliseum Park
1466 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL. 60605

Grant Park
337 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601

Hamlin Park
3035 N. Hoyne Ave. Chicago, IL. 60618

Lakeshore East Park
450 E. Benton Place Chicago, IL. 60611

Lincoln Park
2045 North Lincoln Park Chicago, IL. 60614

Margate Park Fieldhouse
4921 N. Marine Drive Chicago, IL. 60640

Noethling Playlot Park
2645 N. Shefeld Ave. Chicago, IL. 60614

Norwood Park
5801 N. Natoma Ave. Chicago, IL. 60631

Park No. 551
353 N. DesPlaines St. Chicago, IL. 60611

Portage Park
4100 N. Long Ave. Chicago, IL. 60641

Pottawattamie Park
7340 N. Rogers Ave. Chicago, IL. 60626

River Park
5100 N. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL. 60611

Walsh Playground Park
1722 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL. 60614

Ward. A. Montgomery Park
630 N. Kingsbury St. Chicago, IL. 60606

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