Running free through the forest, swimming through lakes, and running fast and free, this is what every dog dreams of. McHenry County dog parks provide hours of excitement while also running your dog to exhaustion. And dog exercise areas encourage families to stay active together. We’ve put this list of McHenry County Dog Parks together so you and your pup can enjoy some outdoor family fun.
McHenry County Dog Parks
Bull Valley Dog Park
A 7-acre off-leash dog park at the corner of Country Club and Bull Valley Roads. Permit required.
This 3-acre dog park is located at the Lippold Park Sports Complex. The park is fenced in and open year-round. A key card is required for entry and can be purchased from the Crystal Lake Park District.
Hoffman Park Dog Park
Hoffman Park, Cary
This 18-acre fenced-in dog park includes a mowed grassy open play area, a fled meadow, and a tall grass area with trails. It also has a small fenced-in area for little dogs, a training area, and an agility course. Permit required.
McBark Dog Park
This dog park features shade, a large running area, and running water. An annual pass is required.
Lake in the Hills
This 10-acre park allows dogs and their humans to enjoy the shade, a large running area for dogs, water fountains for dogs, and solar lighting. There is a small “dog adjustment area,” agility equipment, and open spaces available. Membership required.
In addition, the McHenry County Conservation District, which does not have it’s own Dog Park, does allow dogs on all 33 of the district trails. To have your dog on the trails, they must be leashed at all times on a leash that is no longer than 10-ft.
Which dog park is your favorite in McHenry County? Tell us in the comments section below.