Welcome to Dogwood Acres
Dogwood Acres was made possible by a group of passionate individuals who came together with a vision and determination to bring a dog park to Sterling. The park is located at Thomas Park (2301 12th Avenue) and features 3.5 acres of space, divided into two separate areas for small and large dogs. It is a safe space for dogs to exercise, play and socialize off-leash. Dogwood Acres is open daily from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of Monday and Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. when the park is closed for maintenance.
Please click here to review the rules, regulations and etiquette prior to your first visit to the park.
If you are not yet a registered member of Dogwood Acres, please click here to print the registration packet. The packet must be filed in person at Duis Recreation Center (211 E. 23rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081).