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Bark Park

Blue Island’s Dog Park


Give your best buddy in fur the play time he or she deserves. The Blue Island Park District’s Bark Park may be the perfect solution to increase your dog’s social and active lifestyle. Our Bark Park features a double gated entry point, activity modules, a water source, a small dog area, benches for the parents, complimentary litter bags, and plenty of trees for…um…sniffing. Dogs of all sizes can find an escape from the ordinary at this park just for dogs (parents are welcome of course). Entry to the Blue Island Bark Park requires membership.Yearly Memberships may be acquired at the Blue Island Park District registration office. Proof of up-to-date vaccinations including Distemper, Parvo, Bordatella, and Rabies certificate are required. A copy of your dog’s registration documents or city animal license are required. A Bark Park membership I.D. and gate key will be provided upon completion of registration. Membership to the Blue Island Park District Bark Park is for the entirety of a calendar year (April to March).

Registration Details


Memorial Park Field House
12804 S. Highland Ave. Blue Island, IL. 60406
Fee: $25 Residents | $35 Non-Residents

Park Information

Park Location
Bark Park, 2601 W. 119th Street
Open 7 days a week, Dawn to Dusk
Season: April 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2018
(call to inquire about the current season)

2017 - 2018 Bark Park Waiver Form

A completed Waiver Form and all of the required documents will be required prior to completing your Bark Park Membership. Forms must be turned in at the Blue Island Park District Registration Office located at 12804 S. Highland Ave. Blue Island, Illinois. For more details or to acquire answers to your questions, please contact us by phone at 708-385-3304 or my email at

We look FUR-ward to meeting both you and your pet(s) at our next Bark Park Social!

Fursonalities: A Photo Contest

The Blue Island Park District is searching for the next face of the Blue Island Bark Park. Each year, the Blue Island Park District hosts Fersonanilites: A Photo Contest for dogs with the intention of providing the winner with the rights to be the “face” of the Blue Island Park Park. 

Pet owners wishing to submit their dog(s) may email a digital photograph of their dog in his or her best light. Fursonalities coordinator encourages pet owners to get creative with their submissions. Photos submitted will be shared on Social Media. A winner will be selected by the public. Votes will be tallied by the amount of “Likes” and “Shares” an individual photo receives from the public.

Participants are encouraged to beg for more likes by sharing with family members, friends, and co-workers.


Email one photograph along with,
Owner’s Name:
Phone Number:
Dog’s Name:
Breed (if applicable):


Submit a Photo


1st place: Face of the Bark Park. Your photo will be used on all applicable marketing material and a complimentary 2018 Bark park membership.

2nd place: Complimentary 2018 Bark Park membership

3rd place: Complimentary 2018 Bark Park membership


Prizes do not hold any cash value.


The contest is open to the public. No purchase is necessary. 

The Important Ones
Dogs only.
Limit one photo per dog.
Limit one entry per dog.
One dog per photo.
Picture may not contain people of any age.
No Cats.

The Legal Ones

All entrants represent and warrant that any material that he or she submits is original, has not been previously published or won an award, does not infringe upon the copyright or any other right or interest of any other person or organization, and that the entrant has not previously granted any rights to such material to any other person or organization, nor does any third party have any interest in such materials. Images must not contain language or images that are in any way threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person or likely to deceive any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or otherwise contrary to any law or appear contrary to the spirit of the Contest.

All photos submitted become the property of the Blue Island Park District. The Blue Island Park District has the right to share, and distribute submitted photographs. 

The Blue Island Park District will not be held responsible for any entry under any circumstances.

Entries must be high-resolution digital photos. Each entry must have the name, address, and phone number, and the breed of dog(s). Entries must not include humans. Entries received without this information will not be considered.

the Blue Island Park District retains the right to disqualify any entries that it feels does not to meet the criteria, or due to technical, legal, or other problems, as determined by The Blue Island Park District at its sole discretion. In case of a tie, a winner will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the Blue Island Park District. Appointed judges will then select a winner based on the quality of the photograph, composition, originality, and appeal. Judges’ decisions are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to this contest.


Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.

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