Dog Beach

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Evanston's Dog Beach is located between Clark St. Beach and the Church Street Boat Ramp, where Church St. meets the lake.  Due to lake and beach conditions, the entrance to the Dog Beach has been moved to the south end of the beach for the 2017 season.  Here is additional important information regarding the opening of the Dog Beach.


7 am to 7:30 pm, April 1 through late 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, the fee is half price.

Dog Beach Information Packet

The Dog Beach packet contains information about the operation of the Dog Beach, the rules and regulations, and the application to purchase a permit.  2017 Dog Beach Packet

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.  Following this ordinance, the City of Evanston requires that the vet/vet's office signs the application that is included in the 2017 Dog Beach Application.  The listed criteria below must be met.

  • Current vaccinations or titers (antibodies) for: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Bordetella (kennel cough) and Leptospirosis
  • Internal parasites as confirmed by a stool specimen 


Your dog must be licensed by the municipality where you reside.

  • Evanston residents (60201 or 60202) must have a valid Evanston Pet License
  • Non-residents must include a copy of pet license or proof that municipality does not require a license

If you have questions regarding these requirements, please call 847.448.4311 or contact Cook County Animal Control at 708.974.6140.

Dog Beach Incident Form

In the event you need to document an incident with another Dog Beach participant or his/her dog, please complete and return this form. Dog Beach Incident Report Form