Orland Park Announces Opening for Dog Park

Orland Park Announces Opening for Dog Park
Posted on 07/12/2013

Tails are wagging all around Orland Park in anticipation of the opening of their new local play area! The Village of Orland Park and Orland Township are proud to announce the opening of “The Dogout,” a baseball themed dog park located at Centennial Park, 15600 West Avenue.

“We have been looking forward to the opening of the dog park and are happy to be able to accommodate the needs of residents that are dog owners,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “It will be a wonderful addition to Centennial Park.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 10am.

The vast, three acre park will accommodate dogs of all sizes with separate, fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Other amenities include drinking fountains for dogs as well as their owners, shade structures, seating, and agility equipment in each area.

“Orland Township is honored to collaborate with the Village of Orland Park on this exciting project. The new dog park is intended for all of our pet-loving residents and their pets to utilize and enjoy. By providing our financial assistance, we consider this a positive investment in our community,” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady.

“Our cherished, four-legged residents will now have a place to call their own, right here in Orland Park,” said Orland Park Trustee Pat Gira. Gira is the Parks, Recreation & Environmental Initiatives Committee Chair and was instrumental in the implementation of the park. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the addition of this new amenity for the residents of Orland Park.”

P.A.W.S. will be on site on July 20th offering microchipping at the cost of $20 per dog. A special appearance will be made by Chicago White Sox mascot, Southpaw.

Various canine-related vendors will be on hand to offer their products and services. Giveaways will be available as well.

Additional parking for attendees is available at the 108th Avenue Metra station parking lot accessible from 108th Avenue, just south of 153rd Street.

Membership is necessary in order to utilize the park. Membership packets will be available at the park on the day of the ceremony (July 20th). Those wishing to become members can also obtain packets at the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department administrative office (14600 Ravinia Avenue) and the Sportsplex (11351 W. 159th Street).

Membership fees for residents of the Village of Orland Park and Orland Township are $25 annually with a fee of $10 for each additional dog (up to three). Non-resident fees are $80 annually with a fee of $15 for each additional dog. Verification of vaccinations will be required at the time of registration.