Evanston Dog Beach Passes Available
If your dog has put on a few extra pounds over the winter and spring months, this is the ideal time to get a Dog Beach Pass so your dog can get some exercise and meet other pooches. Evanston's Dog Beach is located just north of the Church Street launch facility, where Church St. meets the lake.
The Dog Beach is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weather permitting. Admission is restricted to dog owners or handlers with a Dog Beach Pass. In order to obtain a Dog Beach Pass, the dog must be registered with the City of Evanston (information on pet registration here>>>), have proof of current rabies vaccination, fill out an application and pay the fee ($60 for an Evanston resident and $120 for a non-resident. Applications are available online, in the Recreation Division Office at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center (First Floor, 2100 Ridge Ave.) or at the Dempster Beach Office (east end of Dempster St. at the lakefront).
The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Ordinance requires that there is written proof (on file with the operator of the Dog Park/Dog Beach) of an examination within the past year for any communicable diseases including: current vaccinations or titers (antibodies) for: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Bordetella (kennel cough) and Leptospirosis; and internal parasites as confirmed by a stool specimen.
The dog must be currently licensed in Evanston or provide proof that the dog is licensed by the local government where the dog’s owner lives. If you have questions regarding these requirements, please call 847/866-2900 or contact Cook County Animal Control at 708/974-6140.