Riverside Park Dog Runs

4115 Sandhill Road

Riverside Park has 470 acres and is located on the far north side of town, west of Business Route 55 (Peoria Road). The park is bordered by the Sangamon River and Carpenter Park to its north and the railroad to the west. Mixed commercial, industrial and residential uses surround the park on the south and east sides. Riverside Park is naturally divided into an upper and lower section.

The lower section of Riverside Park contains approximately 200 acres and is designated primarily as an unleashed dog run area. This area includes a small pond and just under one mile of riverfront land for you and your dog to enjoy. Lower Riverside also contains four programmed ball fields which are not part of the dog run. Please respect programs and activities in this area. See below for a complete list of amenities within the park.

  • Size: approximately 200 acres
  • Waste barrel
  • Multiple DogiPot disposal systems
  • Picnic tables
  • Riverside land


  • Use at your own risk. Owners are responsible and liable for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.
  • It is recommended that children be supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Users are limited to three dogs per visit.
  • Dog owners must be in the park and within view of their dogs at all times.
  • All off-leash dogs must be under voice control of their owners. If you can not control your dog off leash, keep your pet leashed at all times
  • Dog owners must keep their leash in hand at all times.
  • Please do not bring dog food or people food into the park. Small dog treats are acceptable since that's what one uses to train a dog
  • Owner must clean up dog feces. Seal waste in the provided plastic bags before disposing in designated receptacles
  • No animals other than dogs and horses are allowed in this area.
  • Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. Proof of a current rabies vaccination and license is required upon request of a police or animal control officer. Tags may serve as proof.
  • Aggressive dogs are not allowed. If your dog becomes unruly or plays rough, leash it and leave immediately.
  • Female dogs in heat and puppies under four months old are prohibited.
  • Sick dogs and dogs with parasites (worms, fleas, or ticks) are prohibited.
  • Failure to abide by the park rules may result in loss of privileges and owners may be ticketed up
  • to $500.
  • All other Park policies apply.

Riverside Dog Run
Riverside Dog Run
Riverside Dog Run
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