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Pups and your Gurnee parks. Best dog walking parks and paths in Gurnee.

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Your pet enjoys the parks as much as we do!

It is finally beautiful outside and even our favorite four-legged friends want to get out and have some fun. As the temperatures get warmer and our parks get busier, it is important to remember to be courteous of other park goers.

Remember that even though a dog may be well-behaved and friendly, not all park patrons want to be greeted by our pets. Others could be allergic or fearful.

As a friendly reminder, dogs must be on a leash when visiting Gurnee Park District parks. The recommended maximum leash length allowed is six feet. In addition, all four-legged friends should stay on pathways, park trails or open grassy areas. We ask dog owners do not utilize fenced in areas, such as tennis or pickleball courts. In addition, be conscience when walking on outdoor athletic fields and always pick-up after your pet.

We're ready for a fun summer for the whole family and that includes our pets. Please be respectful and remember to leash and pick up after your dogs. Here's few of our favorite pet friendly parks! 


O'Plaine Community Park 

O'Plaine Road and Russell Avenue

Enjoy the sights and sounds of a local playground and baseball games at O'Plaine Park. The walking path is paved, covering the entire park. O'Plaine's pathways will also lead you to a small forest like trail and community garden plots. Pet pick up stations are available, just in case you run out of bags or need somewhere to easily pick-up after your pet.

Ravinia Park 

Ravinia Drive

Ravinia Park is a great neighborhood location on the west side of Gurnee. It is a great mud-free fun location at the playground and along the pathway. Families and Fido can enjoy a short walk and explore a small board walk bridge. 

Churchill Hunt Park 

6000 Westminster Lane

Another great location to explore. Pets will enjoy the extensive pathways and picnic area for a brief rest. Churchill Hunt Park is also near local forest preserves, should your dog need to burn off more energy, add more miles to their walk! 

Hunt Club Park 

920 N. Hunt Club Road

This large walking path will take you and your four-legged friend by Hunt Club Pond, wooded area, playground, Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center, and soccer fields. So much to see! Bring along the entire family for a walk and a day at the park!

Viking Park and Viking Park West 

4374 Old Grand Avenue 

Walking at Viking Park and Viking Park West is really what you make of it! Stay local and mud-free on Viking's brick pavers or head to the back of the park to take your dog along the gravel trail. Viking's trails also lead to Des Plaines River Trails should you decide to enjoy a long stroll or maybe a morning run!

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