Plum Grove Reservoir is a welcome respite from city life that offers a furrific natural space everyone in the family can enjoy. This 44-acre park is home to a playground, a fishing pier, and many biking, jogging and walking trails. Picnic areas, shelters, and grills make for a lovely afternoon, but even more exciting to local canines is the dog park!
You'll find this pupperdise in the southwest corner of the park near the playground, and across the street from Harper College. The Palatine Dog Park is securely fenced and provides over an acre of space for dogs to roam around in without a leash. Set in a beautiful, green environment filled with lush grass and scenic reservoir views, the simple, open space layout is pawfect for games of fetch and chase. Despite being surrounded by tall mature trees, the dog park does not offer much shade for its patrons.
Though the dog park is equipped with trash cans, you'll need to bring your own clean-up bags, and ensure nothing gets left behind. Also bring water to share with your thirsty pup. Practice proper pup etiquette
at the dog park, but if your pooch gets enough socialization, clip the leash back on and take a stroll through the rest of Plum Grove Reservoir Park.
To access the dog park, you will need to register your dog. To be eligible, your dog should be current on their vaccinations, and have an license from their village or city. Yearly registrations begin in December for the next calendar year. Fees are $45 for the first dog, and $10 for each additional dog for residents, with a limit of 3 dogs per household. Non-residents can register for $57 for the first dog, and $13 for additional pups. Note that while you can register 3 dogs, you can only bring 2 at a time to the dog park.
There isn't any parking in Plum Grove, but the Palantine Trail that winds around the entire park can be accessed from several locations. Be aware that coyotes are often sighted here, so always keep your dog leashed when outside the dog park area.
For a fun and furbulous day your dog will love, take a trip to the Palatine Dog Park today!