The Palatine Dog Park is a paid dog park located at the Plum Grove Reservoir in Palatine, Illinois. In addition to the dog park, the 44-acre Plum Grove Reservoir is home to a playground, a fishing pier, and many biking, jogging and walking trails.
The park also features picnic areas, shelters, and grills, as well as a spacious parking lot. All of the above make it the ideal destination for an afternoon outdoors with the entire family. The dog park can be found adjacent to the 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. It is set in a beautiful, green environment filled with lush greenery and scenic reservoir views.
The dog park has a simple, open space layout that is perfect for games of fetch and chase. There park’s surface consists of a well-maintained lawn, and the terrain is slightly sloped, making it great for off-leash exercise.
There are some ungroomed areas too which are perfect for dogs who prefer to use their nose to sniff around and explore. Despite being surrounded by tall mature trees, the dog park does not offer much shade for its patrons to cool off in, which is something to remember during the summer weather.
Though the dog park is equipped with trash cans, dog owners have to make sure to bring their own plastic waste bags and clean up after their dogs to keep it park poop-free. The regulars are said to be welcoming and accommodating, most of whom also believe that the dog park is worth the annual investment.
Some users say the fees are a bit high, though. Residents pay $45 for the first dog and $10 for each additional one, while non-residents have to pay $57 for the first dog and $13 for any additional dogs to access the park.