Off Highway Vehicle – OHV

The 2020 OHV Season starts April 1  

The 2020 Dixon Park District OHV Application is now available at the Park Office and by clicking the link below.  

OHV Renewal Stickers

OHV Renewal stickers are now available on-line. Prior to completing the online form participants MUST e-mail proof of liability insurance to [email protected]

OHV Renewal Sticker

  • Online application is for renewal only. New applications must contact the Dixon Park District office.
  • $0.00
  • Available Trail and Roads • OHV/Golf Cart use on the rail bed of the Stengel Trail between Woosung and Polo IL (no off-bed riding) • OHV/Golf Cart use on motorized vehicle roads in Lowell Park and in Page Park • No access on any trails or grass in Lowell Park and Page Park • No access to any other Park District roads and trails • This permit does not allow/approve use on any trail or road except as listed above. • This permit does not allow/approve use on any county road. The approved OHV/Golf Cart trail located on the Stengel Trail is between the grass parking lot on the north edge of Woosung, and the grass parking lot on the south edge of Polo. Other portions of the Stengel Trail are not approved for OHV/Golf Cart use. • OHV/Golf Cart vehicle type and style must be approved by the Dixon Park District. • OHV/Golf Cart must have a muffler and be in safe working condition. • OHV/Golf Cart must have a steering wheel (no handlebar units allowed) • OHV/Golf Cart must comply with 625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1 (e) as follows: (e) No non-highway vehicle may be operated on a roadway unless, at a minimum, it has the following: brakes, a steering apparatus, tires, a rearview mirror, red reflectorized warning devices in the front and rear, a slow-moving vehicle emblem on the rear of the non-highway vehicle, a headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front, a tail lamp that emits a red light visible at least 100 feet from the rear, brake lights, and turn signals. • OHV/Golf Cart headlights must be on at all times while on property under the jurisdiction of the Dixon Park District. • Drivers and passengers must wear seatbelts at all times. • If conditions warrant, the Park District may close the trail until conditions improve. • ALL OHVs and Golf Carts MUST yield to walkers, horseback riders and bicyclists. Trail courtesy will go a long ways towards the success of this program. • Trail Availability: 1 April 2020 through 30 November 2020 • Daily Hours: 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on the Stengel Trail; 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Lowell Park; dawn to dusk or as posted in Page Park. • Posted speed limits must be obeyed. • The applicant must sign a waiver. A license plate with a 2020 sticker will be issued upon approval of application and payment of fee; the plate must be displayed on the vehicle at all times. Dixon Park District Security may check license/safety/compliance with all rules & regulations on a random basis. • Funds generated will be used for trail maintenance, security and costs associated with the program. • A valid driver’s license is required of all applicants and a copy must be provided. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age. • Any person who operates an OHV/Golf Cart on the Dixon Park District roads or trails shall be subject to the mandatory insurance requirements under article VI of chapter 7 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. A copy of valid and current insurance coverage of the OHV/Golf Cart is required of each applicant. Golf cart participants must provide a copy of their homeowner’s Insurance. • No firearms or weapons are allowed on Dixon Park District property. • No alcohol in any form is allowed on Dixon Park District property. No person under the influence of alcoholic liquor, wine, beer, or narcotic drug shall enter, be, or remain in the Park System. • Participants found violating any federal, state or local law or any Dixon Park District Ordinance, rule, posted sign or regulation will lose their permit and no refund will be given. Article XVI of the Dixon Park District Ordinance Code allows the impoundment of vehicles by the Dixon Park District and lists penalties for infractions. I have read the above listed rules, regulations and information; I agree to abide by the rules, regulations and information. I understand that if I am found out of compliance, I will be denied access to all roads and trails, and will not receive a refund of permit fee.
  • For good and valuable consideration, the undersigned hereby releases Dixon Park District; all of its cooperating agencies; and the elected commissioners, administrative officers, and instructors and agents of said parties, from any and all claims of whatever nature for any injury, loss, damage, accident, or expense arising from or out of the participation in any Dixon Park District activity, and further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all of said parties above enumerated against claims and for all costs and reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or in any way connected with participation in the program. The undersigned hereby releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all of said parties above in regard to person or persons the undersigned includes or invites to participate with them in any activity.

2020 rates remain the same as last year with no price increase: $50 for new registration and $25 for renewals.

All applicants must provide proof of drivers license and proof of liability insurance coverage.