A 3-acre dog park located at Russell Commons Park is now open. We have 3 separate dog runs along with multiple obstacles and play stations

Annual passes are now available at City Hall. Daily passes also available at the Alton Marina office. Come by and check out the fun!

  1. Park opened: dawn-to-dusk
  2. Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and injuries or damage caused by them
  3. Dogs must have proof of booster and rabies vaccination and wear city tags
  4. Dogs must be spayed or neutered
  5. Owners are responsible for picking up your dog’s feces (bag stations available)
  6. Dogs must remain on leash until inside fenced-in area
  7. No choke, pinch, shock, or spike collars allowed
  8. Dogs to be under reasonable voice control
  9. Limit two (2) dogs per person, must have two (2) adults for 3+ dogs
  10. At no time may dog owners leave their dog unsupervised
  11. Gates must be kept closed except when entering or exiting
  12. No children under the age of 16 allowed in fenced-in dog run area.  Children 16 to 17 are permitted only when accompanied by a person 18 or older.  No person under the age of 18 may be handling dogs at any time.
  13. No climbing on or over the fence
  14. No smoking or tobacco use inside fenced-in area
  15. The following are not allowed in or outside of the fenced area:
  16. Dogs that are not altered (spayed/neutered)
  17. Aggressive dogs
  18. Dogs that are ill or injured
  19. Animals other than dogs
  20. Dogs that are ill or injured
  21. Animals other than dogs
  22. Dogs under 4 months of age
  23. Food, treats, rawhide, or glass
  24. Alcohol
  25. Bikes, scooters, or other motorized devices

Contact Us


Director of Parks and Recreation E:


Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation E:


Secretary E:


2 Emma Kaus Lane Alton, IL 62002 P: 618.463.3580 FAX: 618.463.3567


Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


P: 618.463.3585


P: 618.325.0035