Centennial Dog Beach

Centennial Park Dog Beach

225 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL 60093

  • Dog beach, membership required
  • Swimming prohibited
  • Off-street parking

2017-18 Dog Beach Pass

The Winnetka Park District operates an off-leash dog beach at Centennial Park. Anyone wishing to bring his/her dog to the dog beach must have a valid pass. Passes may be purchased at the Administrative Offices, 540 Hibbard Rd. Passes are valid through March 31, 2017.

Please remember that Centennial Park is not part of the dog beach.

All dogs must be leashed within Centennial Park limits. Violators of the village leash law are subject to a fine or may have their dog pass revoked.

Passes are now on sale.

2017-2018 Dog Beach Pass Application

Dog Pass Registration Procedures

In July 2005, Cook County passed an ordinance requiring all communities that operate dog parks to have each dog owner show written proof of:

  • Current vaccinations or titers for distemper, hepatitis, para-influenza, parvovirus, bordetella, leptospirosis, and rabies
  • The dog’s current village tag number is also required

The dog pass membership form is available at the Park District office. You must fill it out and have it signed by a licensed veterinarian before we can issue you a pass. If you have any questions pertaining to these Cook County rules, you may contact Donna Alexander, VMD at her Cook County office at (708) 974-6147.

2017-18 Dog Pass Fees

Resident: $40
$15/additional dog in family
Non-Resident: $180 ($70 pass & $100 mandatory parking pass)
$40/additional dog

Centennial Park & Dog Beach Rules and Regulations

Free Run Area — Beach

  • You are solely responsible for the actions of your dog.
  • You must bring your pass each visit. Attendants are not allowed to let anyone through the gate without a pass.
  • Keep an eye on your dog and keep your dog’s leash with you at all times.
  • Leash your dog immediately if aggressive behavior is observed.
  • For safety reasons children must be at least 10 years of age to use the park and they must be closely supervised.
  • Children will be expected to behave in an appropriate manner: no running, no chasing dogs, no petting of other dogs unless permission is granted from the owner first.
  • Be polite: pick up dog feces and dispose the dog feces in the waste receptacles, which are available throughout the park.
  • Dogs must wear current license tag and be up-to-date on shots.
  • Cover any holes your dog digs.
  • No more than 2 dogs per person on any one visit.
  • Check with your veterinarian before bringing a puppy under the age of four months to the park.
  • Dogs must be on a leash until they reach the beach gate.
  • No dogs known to be aggressive toward other dogs or people may enter the area.
  • Owners/handlers are asked to closely supervise their dogs and at no time should anyone leave the area without his/her dog(s).
  • Do not bring rawhide or food into the dog area as dogfights may result.
  • Please remove pinch and spike collars from your dog prior to entering the dog run.
  • Hours are sunrise to sunset.

Leashed Area — Park and Parking Lot

  • You are responsible for the actions of your dog.
  • Keep your dog leashed at all times.
  • Leashes must not exceed 8 feet.
  • No dogs known to be aggressive toward other dogs or people may enter the area.
  • Be polite: pick up dog feces and dispose the dog feces in the waste receptacles, which are available throughout the park.
  • Dogs must wear current license tag and be up-to-date on shots.
  • No more than 2 dogs per person on any one visit.
  • Hours are sunrise to sunset.