Dog Parks in Elgin

One of our favorite things to do is play at local dog parks with our furry friends, and we feel truly blessed to have such an amazing selection at our fingertips.  Whether your pup needs a fully fenced enclosure or you both enjoy off leash dog hiking, there’s a perfect park for you!


Schweitzer Woods
16N690 Sleepy Hollow Road, Dundee
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – Sunset
Permits: None
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Review:  I love the history of this park and the park itself.  In 1989 Emily Schweitzer, a multimillionaire and champion Irish Setter breeder, gave her fellow Kane County citizens the deed to her 160 acre property requesting only that this beautiful property, with its oak forests, meadows, and marshes, be kept a passive open space.  In 2008 the town had plans to tear down the fenced in dog area but patrons came out of the woodwork and fought to keep it standing.  They were successful, and this paradise of a dog park remains unscathed!  At Schweitzer Woods you will find a 5 acre fenced dog park with a large open play space in addition to some wooded trail hiking.  Surrounding the fenced dog park is 150 acres of beautiful unfenced trail hiking through woods and meadows.  I found it a little odd that both wooded trails dead end to nowhere but none of us really minded retracing our steps through this gorgeous property.  The meadow hiking takes you on a long trip through and around the remainder of the space.  This park is a must-visit if you’re up for a little drive.  It’s worth the trip, just be sure to bring your own water to keep your dog hydrated.

Hawk Hollow Dog Park
1099 Bittersweet Dr, Bartlett IL 60103
Hours of Operation: 10:00am – Sunset
Permits: Yes
Size/Breed Restrictions: None

Fenced 34 acres with two rotating 2.1-acre areas for large dogs and 0.7 acre for small dogs area off Bittersweet Drive just south of Stearns Road


Riley’s Run Park
650 Lambert Ln, Bartlett, IL 60103
Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset
Permits: Yes
Size/Breed Restrictions: None