Centennial Dog Beach

Location

225 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL 60093
P: (847) 501-2040

Hours

Open year-round
Monday – Sunday: Dawn to dusk
Weather permitting, see below for current status

 

Temporary Beach Closures

For the 2021-22 season, the dog beach will not be accessible when lakefront conditions are deemed dangerous. The gate will not open, even with a key fob. Please see above for the current status of the beach before heading there.

 

Fees

Season PassWinnetka ResidentNon-Resident
First Dog$50$200*
Additional Dog$25$50
*Fee includes a mandatory $100 village parking pass.

Purchase or Renew a Season Pass

1) Fill out a season pass application. Click here to download the application.
2) Email the filled out application and the following information to wpdinfo@nullwinpark.org. For questions, call (847) 501-2040.

  • Rabies tag number
  • Village tag number
  • Proof of current Bordetella, Distemper, Hepatitis, Para-Influenza, Parvovirus, and Leptospirosis (can be document from your vet’s office or your vet can sign the season pass application)
 

Beach Rules & Regulations

Free Run Area: Beach

  • Beach hours are sunrise to sunset.
  • A valid pass is required to enter.
  • Dogs must be on a leash until they reach the beach gate.
  • No more than two dogs per person on any visit.
  • Do not bring rawhide or treats into the dog area to avoid dogfights.
  • Please remove pinch and spike collars from your dog before entering.
  • No dogs known to be aggressive toward other dogs or people may enter.
  • Dogs must wear current license tag and be current on shots.
  • You are solely responsible for the actions of your dog.
  • Keep an eye on your dog and keep your dog’s leash with you at all times.
  • If aggressive behavior is observed, leash your dog immediately.
  • Owners/handlers are asked to closely supervise their dogs and at no time should anyone leave the area without their dog(s).
  • Children must be ten or older to enter and they must be closely supervised.
  • Children will be expected to behave appropriately. No running, chasing dogs, or petting other dogs without the owner’s/handler’s permission.
  • Pick up and dispose of dog feces in the waste receptacles throughout the park.
  • Fill in any holes your dog digs.

Leashed Area: Park and Parking Lot

  • Park hours are sunrise to sunset.
  • You are responsible for the actions of your dog.
  • Keep your dog leashed at all times.
  • Leashes must not exceed eight feet.
  • No dogs known to be aggressive toward other dogs or people may enter.
  • Pick up and dispose of dog feces in the waste receptacles throughout the park.
  • Dogs must wear current license tag and be current on shots.
  • No more than two dogs per person on any visit.
  • Winnetka Park District parking sticker or Village of Winnetka vehicle registration sticker is required to park in the parking lot.

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