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  • DOGS – Where are they allowed?

    Dogs are allowed on Park District properties except our Illinois State Nature Preserves,* provided they have current shots and are kept on a leash at all times. Please be courteous and pick up your pet’s waste.

    Please be aware that some parks, such at Detweiller Park, host races for outside organizations. Many race organizers prohibit spectators from bringing in dogs during a race in case they get loose and chase the runners. Please ask your race organizer for details.

    PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are NOT allowed at Forest Park Nature Center or Singing Woods, as they are dedicated nature preserves. Also, portions of Robinson Park and Detweiller Park are dedicated nature Preserves. For more information about Forest Park Nature Center’s trail rules, please click here. 

    DOG PARKS – Where are they?

    Vicary Bottoms

    The Peoria Park District has designated Vicary Bottoms, (a section of property off Kickapoo Creek Road, north of Farmington Road), as a dog exercise area. It is open sunrise to sunset. It is highly recommended that this area be used only by well-trained dogs and their handlers as this area is not fenced. Click here for a complete list of rules for the Vicary Bottoms Dog Exercise Area.

    Bradley Park

    The Bradley Dog Parks officially opened in spring of 2010. The lower Bradley Park dog park (south entrance off of Park Road), is a fenced facility and includes dog water fountains and trash stations and welcomes well-behaved dogs 4 months and older. The upper Bradley Park dog park (northwest of the lower Bradley Park dog park), is also a fenced facility that welcomes well-behaved dogs 4 months and older.  Click here for a complete list of rules for the Bradley Park Dog Parks.