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Dog Day Afternoon 

Sunday, May 20th  2018


The Bourbonnais Township Park District knows how important dogs are to their families and this special event is just for them.

Booths with all the experts will be available to answer any questions you might have about your dog.

Prizes, raffles, free gifts, and doggie treats of all kinds will be on hand for your dog. There will be games and activities of all sorts for you and your dog to participate in. Don’t miss out on some of our event favorites such as the Dog Costume Contest, Best trick Contest, Dog Park Play/agility Area and the Doggie Treat Hunt. 

Ages: All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dates: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Times: 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Willowhaven Park & Nature Center, 1451 N 4000 E Rd
Kankakee, IL 60914
Fee: $2 per person and dogs get in free!
Min/Max: Unlimited

Special Thanks to our 2018 Dog Day Sponsors:

2018 Sponsorship opportunities



All dogs must be controlled on a leash six feet long or less. Retractable leashes are allowed as long as they are locked at six feet or less. Dogs do not have to be on leash inside of dog park.

All animal waste must be pick-up and disposed of in a waste receptacle. Plastic baggies are available at no charge at the event front gate as well as at the Dog Park Entrance

All dogs must be healthy and up to date on shots to participate at Dog Day Afternoon.  

Unruly or aggressive dogs will be asked to leave the park.

Please remember to comply with the park's mandatory leash law outside of the Dog Park and waste removal rules.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed inside of the Dog Park.

Dog Day Raffle

While you are at Dog Day Afternoon please stop by the raffle table next to the demo area. Every year we get fun dog related items that we raffle off. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Winners do not need to be present to win and winners will be picked throughout the event; all prizes must be picked up at Dog Day by 3:00 p.m. or prizes will be available for pick-up at theWillowhaven Nature Center Tuesday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month- Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm.

Dog Day Photo Booth

  Get your picture taken with your favorite four-legged family member at the Pet Phot​o Booth!

Demonstrations, Games, and Events

10:15 a.m - Face Painting- Gazebo

11:00 a.m - Doggie Costume Contest - Demo Area

11:30 a.m - K9 Demonstration- Demo Area

12:00 p.m - Best Trick Contest- Demo Area

12:30 p.m - Singing Competition - Demo Area

1:00 p.m - Doggie Fashion Show- Demo Area

1:45 p.m - The Great Doggie Treat Hunt at rope fence North of Pavilion -Roped Field

Event times are subject to change. All contests are open to the public and registrations are taken at the Raffle/Registration tent next to the demonstration area the day of the event.



For more details please contact Nicole Jenkins at (815) 933-9905 ext. 472 or email.

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Dog Park membership registrations will be accepted starting April 21, 2018 at 12:30pm. For a special one day only discounted rate of $35 for a single dog membership/$55 for a family membership for up to 3 dogs for the year please check out our Grand Opening event on Saturday April 21! For details on vaccinations needed for membership please review our
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