Dog Beach

Dog Beach

Evanston's Dog Beach is located just north of the Church Street launch facility, where Church St. meets the lake.


Visiting the vet this winter? Print and bring in the 2015 Cook County Animal & Rabies Ordinance Verification form, so you'll have it when it's time to purchase your dog beach pass. Look for the 2015 Dog Beach Pass application packet in February 2015.

Cook County Animal & Rabies Ordinance Verification Form


7 am to 8 pm, April through November, weather permitting.
Admission is restricted to dog owners or handlers with a dog beach pass.


$60 Resident (60201 and 60202 only)
$120 Non-resident
Starting August 1, half-price

Requirements to obtain a Dog Beach Pass

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
  • 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 847.448.4311 or contact Cook County Animal Control at 708.974.6140.

Evanston Pet License information

Dog Beach Video

From Sun-Times Media Group/Pioneer Press article - 12/2/12

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