Dog Parks in Wheaton

One of our favorite things to do is play at local dog parks with our furry friends, and we feel truly blessed to have such an amazing selection at our fingertips.  Whether your pup needs a fully fenced enclosure or you both enjoy off leash dog hiking, there’s a perfect park for you!

 

Spring Avenue Dog Park
185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn
Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset
Permits: Yes
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Review:  Fully enclosed dog park with lots of room to run!

 

Blackwell Dog Park
In Warrenville, on the south side of Mack Rd., about 0.25 mile from Route 59.
Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset
Permits: Yes
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Review:  There are definitely some pros and cons with this park!  It’s fully fenced for your pup’s safety, which is a huge plus in our book. There is a play area when you first walk in, as well as a walking circle through trees and shrub growth on the back side of the park. Having both assures that you can still have fun even if the other dogs are playing a little harder than your pup might be comfortable with. Our primary complaint is that there is no water available on the premises, so make sure you bring your own!  We also wish the play area was grass or mulch instead of gravel. It can be dangerous if the pups are playing hard, and it creates an utter mess after it rains.

 

Fermilab Dog Training Area
Entrance is on Eola Rd. south of Batavia Rd. in Warrenville
Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset
Permits: No
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Review:  This park is NOT fenced! Its primary purpose is for training, so it’s not uncommon to see people working with their hunting and service dogs. Please be respectful and give them their space. For pups with reliable recall, this park is something of a hidden gem with approximately 75 acres of cleared grassy terrain and a lake to swim in. Keep an eye out for coyotes, and make sure your pup is current on their flea and tick preventatives. The ticks are rampant here!

 

East Branch Off-Leash Dog Park
280 Kuhn Rd., Carol Stream
Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset
Permits: Yes
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Review:  This park is NOT fenced! Words cannot express how much I love this dog park. It is absolutely enormous, the trails wind through natural fields and around lakes that are perfect for swimming on a hot day. It feels more like a forest preserve than a dog park, and we just can’t get enough.  Make sure you get the proper permits before visiting; the park district is vigilant about checking for them.

 

Carol Stream Bark Park
In Lombard, on Glen Ellyn Road, 0.25 mile south of Army Trail Road and 2 miles north of North Avenue (Route 64)
Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset
Permits: Yes
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Review:  Large, well maintained dog park features separate areas for large dogs and small dogs, and even has some fun agility equipment. The families that patron this park tend to be very respectful of both the grounds and the other families using it. Altogether a really good park! Do make sure you bring plenty of water for your pup though, there is none on sight and there’s precious little tree cover for shade.