You can treat your pooch to a day at the park and score a dog park pass, courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of Will County.
Forest preserve staff will be out in force Saturday at the district’s three dog parks, selling half-year permits for $15 per dog to Will County pet owners and $30 for out-of-county residents. The permits, which are required in order for four-legged friends to enjoy the parks, are good through the end of 2011. Up to three dogs may be included on one permit.
Discounted rates of $10 per dog for Will County residents and $20 for non-residents are available to seniors age 65 and older.
Weather permitting, forest preserve employees will be at dog parks at the following times to issue permits on Saturday, July 9:
- 9 to 11 a.m.: Whalon Lake Dog Park, 1480 Royce Road, Naperville
- Noon to 2 p.m.: Hammel Woods Dog Park, located on Black Road east of Route 59 in Shorewood
- 3 to 5 p.m.: Messenger Marsh Dog Park, located on South Bell Road south of 159th Street in Homer Township
Permit applications will be available on site, or can be downloaded from the forest preserve district website by clicking HERE. Pet owners must provide each dog’s rabies vaccination tag number and the full date of the dog’s next scheduled vaccination. A vehicle license plate number is also required.
Dog park permits are also available at any Forest Preserve District of Will County facility. Click HERE for a complete list of facilities.