Illinois places, parks and venues
Use this Illinois information page as a starting point to discover, locate, confirm and utilize places and outdoor spaces that allow dogs in Illinois. Scout locations and places and reporting back (as comments) to the group.
MEPRD Trail Map of Madison and St. Clair counties
www.meprd.org/trail-map.html -- zoom in to see the walking trails (pink), nature trails (red-orange)
Recreation Parks.net shows Illinois area places
www.recreationparks.net -- select IL from the 'parks in other states' drop down list and viola. Lots of info.
Tourism Bureau Illinois South
www.thetourismbureau.org (enter trail name into the search field).
Salt Lick Point and Water Reserve
Bluff Rd & Quarry Rd, Valmeyer, IL 62295
Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve
Fults road and Bluff Rd, Fults, IL 62277
Piney Creek Ravine Conservation Area
Rock Crusher Rd & Piney Creek Rd, Ava, IL 62907
Horseshoe Lake State Park
Lots of information on the DNR website
A list of parks in St. Clair county.
A list of O'Fallon parks that contain trails and natural areas -- O'Fallon Community Park, Hesse Park, Rock Springs Park, Thoman park, St. Ellen Mine Park, O'Fallon Family Sports Park. (source) 618-624-4500.
Rock Springs Nature Park
(aka: Rock Springs Municipal Park). E. 3rd St., O'Fallon, IL 62269. Hours: dusk to dawn. Park size: Greater than 5 acres. Directions: Take US-50 towards Lebanon. Turn left onto Seven Hills Rd. Turn right onto E. 3rd all the way to the end of the road where the park is located. At the corner of Seven Hills and E. 3rd is a sign for the park. Dog park is approx 1.5 acre, has water fountain, pavilion, picnic tables, double-entry, dog waste bags, and is free to public. Evening shade.
Stookey Township Park
(St. Clair County) 2006 money was designated to develop 74th Street Park in the unincorporated area between Belleville and East St. Louis. Facilities will include a playground, walking trail with fitness stations, a DOG PARK (phase 2), landscaping and parking.
Fairview Heights Parks
(Frank) Holten State Park
St. Clair Memorial Park ?
Highway 161, Fairview Heights, IL
Dog Sports At Kim's, 618-293-1750
1951 Townsley Lane, Caseyville, IL 62232
Kim's Canine Club is located on Bunkum Rd. in Caseyville, IL. It has two large outdoor agility rings with 2 other fenced areas to play with your dogs. Indoors there is both an agility area and an obedience area with heat/AC that have 3/4" stall matting. Mary tsaid she had spoken to someone at Kim's and was told a very high hourly fee for rental. This was a bit of shock and we haven't discussed anything further with the. Perhaps we should revisit the subject of renting space for dog events, one last time?
Canine Companion, 618-616-3647
In the Edwardsville Illinois area. Canine Companion offers positive training and classes in agility, beginning through competition levels, obedience and private lessons for behavior problems.
Belle-City Kennel Club, Inc. 618-233-9622
2448 Eastview Dr., Belleville IL. Holds classes in agility, obedience, puppy and competition classes.
New paper search
Belleville News-Democrat, serving southwestern Illinois and St. Louis region http://www.bnd.com