Byron Forest Preserve District



Ripplinger-Gouker-Etynre Preserve

 Leashed Dog Policy at Ripplinger/Gouker/Etnyre Preserve 

 The Byron Forest Preserve District allows leashed dogs on the trails at the Ripplinger/Gouker/Etnyre
 Preserve. The following restrictions and guidelines must be followed:

  • All dogs must be accompanied by a person at all times.
  • All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 15’ at all times.
  • All dogs and handler must stay on the designated trails at all times.
  • It is the dog handler’s responsibility to pick up and properly dispose of any waste produced by their dog.
  • All dogs must be current on their vaccinations, licenses, and tags must be present on their collar.
  • Trail usage is only permitted during open park hours, dawn to dusk.
  • The dog handler will be responsible for any liability regarding their dog arising from the usage of the trails at the Ripplinger/Gouker/Etnyre Preserve.

Ripplinger-Gouker Preserve Dedication