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Park Forest Bark District

Admission Fee

Annual fee of $30 for residents, $40 for nonresidents


  1. Benches
  2. Drinking Fountain
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Shade
  5. Waste Receptacles

Park Forest Bark District
10 Year Anniversary

Saturday, June 29, 2019
12 pm to 3 pm
*New Event Location:  349 Main Street, Park Forest, IL 60466

*Event Location Change:

Due to heavy rainfall and flooding, the 10th Anniversary Dog Park Event has moved to Downtown Park Forest on the Village Green (349 Main St).

An event to celebrate 10 years of the Park Forest Bark District and usher in a new era at the facility. The Recreation and Parks Department has partnered with the stars of the hit Animal Planet show, “The Vet Life”, Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne of Cy-Fair Animal Hospital! Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne will be on hand to meet and greet our pet lovers, offer advice and to spread awareness about canine health. Other partners include South Suburban Humane Society, VCA Animal Hospitals-Forest South and Purina. Free rabies vaccines will be administered as well as raffle prizes and giveaways to those in attendance.

The event is open to the public and we hope that you will consider joining the Bark District as your Dog Park of choice! For more information, contact Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005.

Partner Information:

Village of Park Forest 

Animal Planet’s The Vet Life

Cy-Fair Animal Hospital 

South Suburban Animal Hospital 

VCA Animal Hospitals-Forest South 


2019 Dog Park Anniversary Flyer


Bark District Features
The Park Forest Bark District is 3.5 acres, divided into two sections (small/large dogs), with 4 foot high fencing. The park features agility equipment (small dogs), benches, drinking fountains, bags, waste receptacles and shade for yourself and your dog to utilize. A yearly membership may be purchased at the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department.

Park hours are from sunrise to sunset. The park may be closed periodically to allow turf to recover, especially after heavy rain or wintertime use.

Membership Fees:

Annual Membership (12 months)
$30 Park Forest Resident
$40 Non-Resident

In order to obtain a Bark District membership please complete a Membership application and submit proof of vaccinations from a veterinarian. Vaccinations must be kept current and a copy submitted to the Recreation & Parks Department, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL. Dogs must display a current rabies tag

Required Vaccinations:
*Para influenza
*Rabies with Rabies Tag # 

Key Card

You will be issued 1 key card with your membership.  Replacement cards are $10 if you lose or damage your card. Key cards can be renewed. Please return key card if you are not renewing your membership.


Bark District Brochure

Bark District Membership Application


Village of Park Forest Ordinances - Pet Waste Disposal and Removal

    Sec. 14-2. - Declaration of nuisances. It shall be deemed unlawful and a nuisance for any person within the village limits to:  (3) Permit any pet under his care or control to deposit any excrement upon the property of another, without the express consent of the owner of the property; appear with a pet upon any alley, street, sidewalk, park, playground, parking lot, church or school grounds or other property of public use, without some means for the removal of excrement; fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet; or dispose of such excrement except as provided in section 86-4 of this Code. This section shall not apply to a blind or physically handicapped person while walking his guide or support dog.

    Sec. 14-49. - Removal of excrement.
    (a) No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means for the removal of excrement, nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind or physically handicapped person while walking his guide or support dog. (b) This section shall be enforced under and in accordance with chapter 2, article VII of this Code, which article provides for the administrative adjudication of certain ordinance violations.