Pooch Park

Pooch Park

Pooch Park is a 2.7 acre park that is an off-leash fenced dog recreational facility. It is jointly operated by the City of Evanston and Skokie Park District.


There is a separate “agility” area and separate puppy/small dog area. Drinking fountains for both people and dogs are provided.

Location: 3220 Oakton St. (Channelside Park), Skokie

Park hours
5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

Pooch Park rules & regulations booklet

Before purchasing a membership, your dog(s) must have the appropriate shots and an up-to-date “Cook County Animals and Rabies Ordinance Verification” form must be turned in at the time of registration. Please print this form and bring it to your vet for verification.

Pooch Park permits are sold at:
Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St., Evanston
Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie
Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie
Weber Leisure Center, 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie


Pooch Park fees are $45 for the first dog, then $10 for each additional dog for Evanston or Skokie residents. The fee for nonresidents is $85 for the first dog, then $15 each additional dog. Local code determines the number of dogs allowed in a household.

Parking is available in the lot for the Dammrich Rowing Center, which is just south of Pooch Park. The lot entrance is on Oakton St. From the parking lot, walk north past the Rowing Center to the Pooch Park entrance.

At this annual celebration of all things canine on June 1, 11am-2pm, dogs and their favorite humans can enjoy food, dog demonstrations, games and contests for dogs and humans, as well as visit vendors specializing in making dogs healthy and happy. Admission is free to Woofstock, but all dogs must be on leash during this event.

For more information, please call Skokie Park District at 847-674-1500 or Robert Crown Center at 847-448-8258, or visit https://www.skokieparks.org/pooch-park.