The Aurora West Park Forest Preserve is a 300-acre park that has an off-leash dog park for your pup to explore. The dog park features trails, open area, and woods for your four-legged friend to sniff the glorious smells of the great outdoors. Your pup will encounter a variety of plants and natural life that are native to the Aurora West Park Forest Preserve, and his nose will have a fun day sniffing everything out.
Your dog can freely explore the park by going on nature trails with you. There is a good chance you will see other cute forest critters, so make sure your dog does not chase or disrupt the preserve. You should bring your own water bowl for your dog, especially if you're on a long hike. Also, it is advised to bring a poop bag, as the general hiking rule of carry-in, carry-out applies to everything, even dog poop.
The Aurora West Park Off-Leash Dog Area is not fenced in, so it is important that your dog responds to your voice command. Always keep your canine on a leash when he is not in the designated area, and the rules specifically state he should be leashed when walking to and from your vehicle. Even though the space is huge, be sure to keep a close eye on your dog and pick up after them.
Be mindful of where you let Fluffy roam; the preserve has an off-leash doggie designated area; however, part of it is off-limits to your pup. Make sure you follow the rules and respect the park. If your dog digs any holes, please fill them back in. It is required for your dog to have up-to-date vaccinations, including distemper, parvovirus, and rabies, and your dog cannot be in heat.
Please do not bring any dog or human food or treats into the park and the maximum number of dogs each person can bring into the park is three. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult, and it is recommended that children under six are within an arm's reach at all times. Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated and must be removed from the park. The Aurora West Park Off-Leash Dog Area is located near the main entrance.