Rent the best private dog parks hosted by locals in Downers Grove, Illinois

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Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Popular private dog parks near Downers Grove, Illinois

Maria's Private Dog Park In Downers Grove | Sniffspot
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Downers GroveIllinois60515
5.014
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Maria's Private Dog Park In Downers Grove
Fully Fenced
0.25 acres
5(14)
$10 dog / hour
Downers Grove, IL
The Red Door Salt Creek Sanctuary - Fully Fenced 1/2 Acre | Sniffspot
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ElmhurstIllinois60126
4.9179
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
The Red Door Salt Creek Sanctuary - Fully Fenced 1/2 Acre

Fall/Winter update: the yard is DARK after 5pm. Hose is off for winterization, so please bring water. Our 1/2 acre fully fenced dog-friendly yard is here to host your special furry friends. We live a short, straight-shot drive from Chicago and are butt-up against the beautiful Salt Creek (and all the wild life that also calls the creek "home" - bunnies, squirrels, groundhogs, birds, garden snakes (harmless, but present in May), etc.). The head of Salt Creek Trail is located just a block away on Thomas Street, so feel free to explore the creek/trail after your yard time. It leads all the way to Villa Park, where you can catch the Prairie Path / Great Western Trail. You'll pass by MORE Brewing Company as well as outdoor bar and food trucks Fuel and Creme (ice cream). Make a day of it! Please note that even though the yard IS fully fenced, it is comprised of a variety of sizes shapes ranging from 6 feet privacy, raw iron, to 4 foot chain-link, barn wood with chicken wire between the wood gaps. You know your dog's "flight risk" better than anyone, so please make smart decisions when booking our yard. Dispose of poop bags in the BLUE TOP bin (green is recycle). Finally, note that we can only host 2 dogs at a time due to wear and tear on the yard. Have fun!

Fully Fenced
0.5 acres
4.9(179)
$8 dog / hour
Elmhurst, IL
BarkPark | Sniffspot
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ChicagoIllinois60651
4.91073
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
BarkPark

Notice: We will be closed from January 31st to February 1st for maintenance. We are understand that property has been muddier than usual, so we are adding more playground mulch to spot. Sorry for the inconvenience! BarkPark sits right across the street from The Salvation Army Freedom Center. This spot is fully fenced (chain link and wood) with the side facing the sidewalk being 5ft and the rest of the fence being 6ft. There is a dual-gate entrance to the spot for a safe entry and exit. Street parking is available. Plenty of seating at this spot with shade throughout the day. There's a rain barrel filled with water for dogs to hydrate and cool down. We have water bowls available. GIANT sandbox that's great for digging and playing; no digging allowed elsewhere. Trash can onsite. We have poop bags available in two different areas for easy access. Half of this spot is covered with grass and the other half with playground mulch. This spot is big enough to get a good fetch session in or to just let the zoomies out. We also recently added agility equipment. We hope you and your four-legged friend/s have an exceptional time during your visit and choose to come back. Lost toys and items: due to the amount of visits we get we aren’t able to track which items belong to which visitor. If you’ve lost a dog toy or other item, please reach out and we’ll do our best to retrieve it and save it for you. If you don’t reach out, we’ll add it to the Lost and Found Toy Box. Update: Due to the colder temperatures we won’t be adding dog drinking water until early Spring. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Fully Fenced
0.08 acres
4.9(1073)
$15 dog / hour
Chicago, IL
Tiva's Green City Space(FREE private parking) | Sniffspot
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ChicagoIllinois60612
5.0299
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Tiva's Green City Space(FREE private parking)

**We have added OPEN reservations from 8:30am to 5:30pm weekdays for people that would like to visit the yard prior to deciding if they would like to become full access Members.** We LOVE sharing our space with multiple dogs from the community however, it is hard on the grass. For this reason, we have limited our evening & weekend availability to Members Only to decrease the wear and tear on the yard. With the fluctuation in weather please be aware: If outdoor parks are wet and muddy ~ areas of our yard will be also. We cannot control the effects of rain. Please always use the provided carabiner to lock the gate as pictured after you and your dog(s) enter. We have installed multiple methods of LIGHTING for evening reservations. Easy instructions for use will be sent when you make the reservation. We do have a SHADE/RAIN SHELTER! :) WATER: We provide fresh water every 24hrs located in(or next to) the CORONA Cooler. PARKING: One FREE private parking space located at the entrance from the alley at the back of the lot. Since some guests were having a tough time with the parking space, we did finally WIDEN the entrance. We park 2 Honda CRV's back there daily without issue. Fully fenced 6 foot secure and private green space. Large open lot with seating and plenty of room to play fetch or just relax off leash. Easy street parking, no permit required. Any Extras will be located in the storage bin on the east wall of the lot. We have evening hours 6:00p to 9:30p for Members Only, 7 days per week.

Fully Fenced
0.06 acres
5(299)
$17 dog / hour
Chicago, IL
Christie's Private Dog Park In Plainfield | Sniffspot
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PlainfieldIllinois60544
4.816
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Christie's Private Dog Park In Plainfield
Partially Fenced
17 acres
4.8(16)
$13 dog / hour
Plainfield, IL
Riverview yard in Albany Park | Sniffspot
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ChicagoIllinois60625
5.0177
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder
Riverview yard in Albany Park

Update: Bad news: The weather is making the front gate wonky. Sometimes it closes perfectly, sometimes not. There’s a bungie cord to help close it, but if this is a concern for you and your pup, wait a bit until I figure out a good fix. Good news: new adairondak chairs and new toys added! Chairs should hopefully sink less into the dirt and are a bit more loungey. New tug toy and chuck it ball to the box of toys. Large yard right on the river. No access to the river (yard is fully fenced), but human views of the water, ducks, other birds, and wildflowers on the bank. Plenty to sniff for dogs. End of dead end with decent privacy. Chain link fence on most and iron fence at front. Not ideal for small dogs or escape artists that can squeeze under or through fence. See photos for details of fence and if your dog would try to squeeze through. Pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer free lawn but various flowers, shrubs (and weeds) on the edges. There are 3 big dogs at the house across the alley, but also well fenced. They’re out on occasion, but usually not for long and I can’t guarantee their schedule. The view is mostly, but not completely blocked, so this may not be the place if your pup is super reactive. There are 2 chairs, feel free to move around into sun or shade or lay out a blanket or whatever you need to be comfortable. There is stainless steel water bowl and some toys.

Fully Fenced
0.02 acres
5(177)
$12 dog / hour
Chicago, IL

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Why rent a private dog park in Downers Grove, Illinois?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree
How do Downers Grove's private dog parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

Designed for private play

Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

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FAQ about our Downers Grove dog parks

Are dog parks good for dogs?
It is important for dogs to have off leash exercise to sniff and run. But the free and open nature of public dog parks has drawbacks. There could be aggressive dogs, disease transmission and cleanliness issues. For this reason, many dog behaviorists discourage visiting public dog parks and recommend Sniffspot's private dog parks. Sniffspot private dog parks only allow one guest to book at a time and are not open to the public, which solves many of these issues.
Are dog parks safe?
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks much safer than public dog parks. With Sniffspot all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog.
How do I know if a dog park works for my dog?
You can filter Sniffspot dog parks by fencing and distractions. If your dog doesn't have good recall, you can visit one of our 247 fully fenced dog parks in the area. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our 42 off leash areas where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. You can also filter locations to avoid other domestic animals and people. We also recommend reading reviews and reaching out to the host with any questions.
What is the best dog beach near Downers Grove?
The best Sniffspot dog beach near Downers Grove is Christie's Private Dog Park In Plainfield. At Sniffspot beaches dogs can generally be off leash.
Does Downers Grove have any fully fenced dog parks?
Sniffspot has 247 fully fenced dog parks in or near Downers Grove. Browse all fully enclosed options.
Where are good dog hiking trails near Downers Grove?
The Downers Grove area has 9 Sniffspot locations with private trails for you and your dog to walk or hike. Dogs can generally be off leash on Sniffspot trails. The most popular trail is Christie's Private Dog Park In Plainfield.
Are there dog agility courses for rent in Downers Grove?
Sniffspot has dog parks with agility equipment and/or dog obstacles in or near Downers Grove. The most popular agility option is BarkPark.
Where in Downers Grove can I find a pool for dog swimming?
Sniffspot has swimming options in the Downers Grove area. The highest rated option is Christie's Private Dog Park In Plainfield.
Can I rent a field for my dog to run near Downers Grove?
There are 32 Sniffspot dog parks that offer fields in or near Downers Grove where dogs can be off leash. The most popular field is Katie's Private Dog Park In Lombard.

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