Rules and Regulations

 

  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by their dogs.

  • Owners must remain with and watch their dogs at all times.

  • Dogs must be leashed prior to and upon leaving the DFA. Gates to the DFAs must remain closed except upon entering and exiting the DFA.

  • Owners must immediately clean up after their dogs. Owners who fail to clean up after their dogs are subject to a fine of up to $500.00 (City of Chicago Ordinance 7-12-420).

  • Dogs with a known history of, or who exhibit, dangerous behaviors are prohibited.

  • Dogs must be healthy, fully immunized, dewormed, licensed and comply with the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control Regulation for Chicago Park District DFAs.

  • No dog will be allowed in a DFA unless it has a current rabies vaccination.

  • Dog owners are responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the DFA.

  • No Food (human or dog food) is allowed inside the DFA

  • Owners or other responsible persons must have a DFA permit with them for each dog visiting the DFA.

  • DFA permits are valid from January 1 through December 31 each year.

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; younger children must be closely supervised.

  • Only three dogs per person allowed.

  • Puppies under four months old and female dogs in heat are prohibited.

  • Failure to comply with the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control Regulation for Chicago Park District DFAs can result in a fine of up to $500.00