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St. Charles Park District offers free dog parks

SPONSORED • Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 11:20 a.m. CST
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The St. Charles Park District offers three dog parks in town to run, play and socialize with others.

The parks are located at the East Side Sports Complex, James O. Breen Community Park and River Bend Community Park. All are open from 9 a.m. until dusk, weather permitting. To use the dog parks, dogs must be supervised at all times, be current on all vaccinations and have current rabies tags worn and visible.

No more than two dogs per person. Dog owners visiting the park must clean up after their pets, fill in holes dug by their pets and are not permitted to bring food into the park. Dogs must be on a leash while in the parking lot.

Access to the park at East Side Sports Complex is available through the parking lot off Commerce Drive. The .84-acre dog park with a 5-foot chain link fence offers interactive play features with mulch surface. It also boasts a separate area specifically for smaller dogs. The park does have access to the site’s pond, but that area is not fenced in.

The 2.56 acre fenced-in dog park at James O. Breen Community Park has a doggy water fountain, dog friendly equipment and activity stations and a double-gated security entrance. During the winter months, the northeast entry gate can be used to enter the park. During all other times, access is granted through the west entrance gate.

Access to the dog park at River Bend Community Park is available through the parking lot off of Illinois Street. The .75 acre park features a doggy water fountain and double-gated security entrance.

Give your furry friends a chance to make new friends at one of our great parks.

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