Bring your dog to run and play!
Canine Corners Dog Parks are great places to let your dog off the leash to play, run, and socialize.
These parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk, and they are fenced so that dogs are safely contained off-leash, with brush and paths for a great field experience.
An annual or semi-annual pass (in the form of a visible dog tag) is required for all dogs using the park. You must register in person at either of the Rockford Park District Customer Service locations. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required at the time of registration; bring a copy of the rabies paperwork from your veterinarian or rabies tag.
Elliot Park near the golf course maintenance entrance | S. Lyford and Mill Roads | Rockford, IL 61108 | Directions
The Elliot location has two fenced 2-acre areas with parking nearby. Shelter is provided in the south area; water is available in the north area.
Southeast corner of Rock Cut State Park | 7901 Harlem Rd. | Loves Park, IL 61111 | Directions
Located just off the southeast corner of Rock Cut State Park on Harlem Rd. It is a 6.5-acre, wooded/open field area. Park includes a shelter and dog rinsing station.
Searls Park, opposite the baseball diamonds | 4950 Safford Rd. | Rockford, IL 61101 | Directions
The Searls location is one of the largest fenced in public dog parks in Illinois. This 24-acre site features three fenced areas, two of which are wooded with trails. Parking is located in front of the park, and water is available at the shelter.
There is an annual fee to use the Canine Corners Dog Parks. Dog owners are required to register and pay in person.
Full Season Tag (January-December)
$30 ($40 non-resident rate); $15/additional dog
Half Season Tag (July-December)
$15 ($20 non-resident rate); $7.50/additional dog
One Day Pooch Pass
- $3.00 per dog
- Day passes can be purchased at either Rockford Park District Customer Service office during regular business hours or online by clicking the "Buy Tickets" icon below.
- Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. Owners will also be required to sign a rules, waiver and release contract.