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Rules, Policies & Safety

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General Park Rules

  • Unless posted, parks are open from 7:00 am to dusk. Overnight camping or vehicle parking is not permitted.
  • Please do not litter. Help keep our parks and facilities clean and enjoyable for everyone.
  • Dogs and/or domestic animals must be leashed.
  • Pet owners are required to pick up and properly dispose of animal waste.
  • Alcoholic beverages and the selling and/or solicitation of goods or services is prohibited.
  • No person shall operate any device which is designed for the detection of metal objects on or below District property.
  • Skate boarders are encouraged to use Katz Park Skate Park on Dresser Road.
  • For a complete list of park rules please refer to Chapter VIII of the DeKalb Park District Ordinance Code found below.

Park Special Use Permits

A Special Use Park Permit is required for groups or organizations wishing to utilize a Park District park that have more than 50 individuals in attendance.

Park Special Use Permit Application and Guidelines

Park Rules & Regulations: Chapter VIII of the DeKalb Park District Ordinance Code


Trail Safety


Follow the six Golden Rules of trail use to help make each trip safe & fun for everyone:

1. Use Safe Speeds
2. Keep Right, Pass Left
3. Standing Still? stand Aside
4. Mind your Pets
5. Be Alert
6. Know and Follow the Rules