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DOGS – Where are they allowed?

Dogs are allowed in Park District PARKS except our Illinois State Nature Preserves,* provided they have current shots and are kept on a leash at all times.

Only service dogs are allowed in other District facilities and buildings.  These include Peoria Zoo and Luthy Botanical Garden.  When you bring your dogs to a Park District park or facility, please be courteous and pick up your pet’s waste.

Please be aware that some parks, such at Detweiller Park, host races for outside organizations. Many race organizers prohibit spectators from bringing in dogs during a race in case they get loose and chase the runners. Please ask your race organizer for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed at Forest Park Nature Center or Singing Woods, as they are dedicated nature preserves. Also, portions of Robinson Park and Detweiller Park are dedicated nature Preserves.