Park Forest Bark District
Sunrise to sunset
Admission FeeAnnual fee of $30 for residents, $40 for nonresidents
- Drinking Fountain
- Picnic Tables
- Waste Receptacles
Park Forest Bark District
A yearly membership may be purchased at the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health.
Bark District Features
The Park Forest Bark District is 3.5 acres, divided into two sections (small/large dogs), with 4-foot-high fencing.
The Bark District Dog Park features:
- Agility equipment (small dogs)
- Drinking fountain
- Waste Bags and Receptacles
- Shade for yourself and your dog
Park hours are from sunrise to sunset.
The park may be closed periodically to allow turf to recover, especially after heavy rain or wintertime use.
Annual Membership (12 months)
$30 Park Forest Resident
In order to obtain a Bark District membership please complete a membership application and submit proof of vaccinations from a veterinarian. Vaccinations must be kept current, and a copy submitted to the Recreation & Parks Department, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL. Dogs must display a current rabies tag.
- Para influenza
- Rabies with Rabies Tag #
You will be issued 1 key card with your membership. Replacement cards are $10 if you lose or damage your card. Key cards can be renewed. Please return key card if you are not renewing your membership.
Bark District Brochure and Membership Application
Click on the links below to download the forms.
Bark District Brochure
Bark District Membership Application
Village of Park Forest Ordinances - Pet Waste Disposal and Removal
- Sec. 14-2. - Declaration of nuisances. It shall be deemed unlawful and a nuisance for any person within the village limits to: (3) Permit any pet under his care or control to deposit any excrement upon the property of another, without the express consent of the owner of the property; appear with a pet upon any alley, street, sidewalk, park, playground, parking lot, church or school grounds or other property of public use, without some means for the removal of excrement; fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet; or dispose of such excrement except as provided in section 86-4 of this Code. This section shall not apply to a blind or physically handicapped person while walking his guide or support dog.
Sec. 14-49. - Removal of excrement. (a) No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means for the removal of excrement, nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind or physically handicapped person while walking his guide or support dog. (b) This section shall be enforced under and in accordance with chapter 2, article VII of this Code, which article provides for the administrative adjudication of certain ordinance violations.