Canine Commons

dog in fenced area

Access to Canine Commons requires membership.

Canine Commons is a joint venture between the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect Park Districts with 1.82 acres of lush outdoor space for dogs to run, play, and socialize unleashed while owners mingle. Situated at Melas Park, the dog park has three enclosures: one enclosure exclusively for dogs under 25 lbs. and two rotating enclosures for larger dogs. The park also features shade trees, picnic tables, and waste receptacles with bag dispensers.

Membership Requirements

Proof of Village of Arlington Heights dog license
  • You may apply for or renew a dog license at Arlington Heights Village Hall, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road.

Proof of current vaccines and exams

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parvovirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Fecal Test
*Dogs must be at least 4 months old

Annual Membership Fees

  • $50 for the first dog
  • $25 for each additional dog, up to three dogs total
  • $5 for key fob

Dog Park Rules and Regulations

For the health and safety of the dogs, the owners, and all who use Melas Park, members must observe Canine Commons rules and regulations when using the dog park. » Read all the Rules & Regulations

How to purchase a Canine Commons membership?

Memberships are limited. Arlington Heights Park District residents should contact Cari Boyle. If memberships are available, you will be sent registration materials and instructions. If memberships are not currently available, you will be added to a wait list and contacted as soon as one becomes available.

We currently have a wait list. If you are an Arlington Heights resident and would like to add your name to the wait list, please contact Cari Boyle.

Mount Prospect Park District residents may purchase Canine Commons memberships at Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 W. Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines.

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