Greene Valley Forest Preserve Dog Park is an amazing off-leash dog park in Naperville, Illinois. Part of the one thousand, four-hundred-acre Green Valley Forest Preserve, here dogs have their own sixteen acres to run riot in. The nearest parking lot to the dog park can be found on Greene Road just north of 75th Avenue. When outside of the designated off-leash zone, dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than ten feet in length.
This dog park in Naperville comes under the control of the DuPage County, and they require all pet owners to be issued with a permit before using the off-leash facility. Permits are easy to get any day of the week, day or night, by applying online. A day permit costs $8 and for non-residents $20. Annual passes are also available which cost $40 for residents and $150 for non-residents.
If applying for an annual permit after the 1st of September then a fifty percent discount is applied as the permits are only valid until the end of December and then need to be renewed. The permit fee is waived for veterans of the armed services, those still in active service and pensioners. This dog park in Naperville, although it covers an extensive area, is fenced and an individual enclosure has been reserved for toy-sized fur babies.
These off-leash compounds are grass fields, and pet owners should be aware of the amount of wildlife in the area. Having a pup's tick and flea treatment up to date is a must not only to protect them from infestation but to save them from any resulting infection.
Saving the natural balance of the environment from the effects of accumulated dog poo is also of the utmost importance. To prevent the spread of disease and stop contamination of the soil, owners are obliged to remove all fecal deposits their dogs makes and dispose of them responsibly.