Members are expected to comply with the following guidelines:

  • If you or your dog is feeling sick, do not enter the dog park.
  • Enclosures are limited to 10 owners at a time, and owners should maintain 6 feet of distance from each other. If the enclosures are full, please come back another time.
  • The small enclosure is reserved for dogs who weigh 25 pounds or less and is not available for additional distancing for large dogs.
  • Face coverings are recommended
  • Do not pet other dogs.
  • Use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the dog park.
  • Limit contact with high touch equipment like gates and benches.
  • All dog users must pay an annual fee, meet Cook County and Village of Arlington Heights vaccination, health screening and licensing requirements and sign a liability waive to obtain a membership.
  • Dog tags must be visible when using the park
  • Each dog must have its own dog pass to use the park
  • Dog passes are non-transferable and non-refundable

Canine Commons is an exclusive outdoor space just for dogs that is a joint venture between the Arlington Heights & Mt. Prospect Park Districts. Canine Commons is within Melas Park.  Annual Membership is $50 for the first dog for Mt. Prospect Park District residents.

Download Guidelines and Rules for Canine Commons Dog Park


  • Fenced 1.82 Acres in Melas Park
  • Members Only (Key Fob Entry)
  • Separate Areas for Large & Small Dogs
  • Picnic tables
  • Waste Receptacles with bag dispensers