Dog Beach

Dog Beach

Evanston's Dog Beach is located just north of the Church Street launch facility, where Church St. meets the lake.


Things to remember when purchasing your 2016 dog beach pass:

1. Passes go on sale beginning March 14, 2016.

2. Your Veterinarian must verify all required Cook County vaccinations/test by filling out Section 1 of the verification form. This form is the only type of verification we accept.

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

  • Evanston residents (60201 or 60202) must have a valid 2016 Evanston pet license
  • Non-residents must include a copy of pet license or proof that municipality does not require

4. The dog beach opens Friday, April 1, 2016.

5. Please read all rules/policies prior to purchasing your pass.

The 2016 Dog Beach information packet and pass application will be available on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Dog Beach Incident Report Form


7 am to 8 pm, April through 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, half-price

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 including:

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


The dog must be currently licensed in Evanston or provide proof that the dog is licensed by the local government where the dog’s owner lives. If you have questions regarding these requirements, please call 847.448.4311 or contact Cook County Animal Control at 708.974.6140.

Evanston Pet License information

Dog Beach Video

From Sun-Times Media Group/Pioneer Press article - 12/2/12

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