Pooch Park


3220 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions




A membership to Skokie’s only off-leash dog park provides a unique outdoor green space for dogs (and their owners) to run free. Located at Channelside Park, Pooch Park features more than 2.7 acres of open area. The park also features separate fenced-in areas for puppies and small dogs, and for agility training. Pooch Park is a joint venture of the Skokie Park District and the City of Evanston.

Public Meeting (1-23-24)

Pooch Park Video

We welcome your feedback on our facility. If you would like to provide comments regarding Pooch Park or would like to tell us about an incident that happened at Pooch Park, please use this comment form.


Daily: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Closed for routine maintenance on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1–3:30 p.m

info-icon2  pooch@skokieparks.org


  • Accessible Trails
  • Dog Water Fountains (seasonal)
  • Parking
  • Shelters

To purchase or renew a membership to Pooch Park please download the Membership Application Form and the Cook County Animal & Rabies Ordinance Form. The Cook County Animal & Rabies Ordinance Form must be completed by your veterinarian for proof of vaccinations.

Four ways to renew or receive a Pooch Membership:

  1. Mail in documents and payment to the address below and a card will be mailed to you.

    Devonshire Cultural Center
    4400 Greenwood St
    Skokie IL 60076
    Attn: Pooch Park

  2. Bring your completed paperwork and payment to Devonshire Cultural Center or Oakton Community Center to get your card on the spot.

  3. Email completed paperwork and payment to pooch@skokieparks.org and a card will be mailed to you.

  4. Evanston residents can also bring completed paperwork to Robert Crowne with payment. Paperwork is then sent over to Skokie Park District staff and a card will be mailed to you.

Memberships to Pooch Park are valid 1 year from date of purchase.