Caroline Blair
Guide

24 Dog Parks in Metro Area

Some near by, some a long drive, all will be fun for Fido.

By - Jun 29th, 2017 05:20 pm
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Dog. Photo by SEO007 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dog. Photo by SEO007 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Dogs are as eager as we are when the warm weather finally arrives in Wisconsin winter. Whether your dog wants to play catch, run around, or just walk with you, the greater Milwaukee area provides numerous dog parks to make it easy for you and your dog to exercise.

But before you head to your nearest dog park, there are a few things to remember:

  • Make sure your dog is licensed by your local municipality.
  • Purchase the Dog Exercise Area (DEA) Permit and keep the tag on your dog or purchase a permit at the DEA and keep the receipt with you.
  • Bring necessities to clean up after your dog (the owner is responsible for his or her dog).
  • Owners must bring a leash for the dog and the dogs can only be taken off leash upon entering the gated entrance of the dog park.
  • Aggressive dogs are not allowed.
  • All dogs are recommended to be up-to-date on vaccinations.
  • No more than three dogs allowed per owner.
  • Every dog should be free of parasites or illnesses (fleas, worms, ticks, etc.)
  • Owners should remain watchful and keep an eye on their dog at all time.
  • For more detailed rules and etiquette, see the Milwaukee County site.

With those rules in mind, there’s a long list of dog parks in the greater Milwaukee area, though they often involve a long drive, including (in alphabetical order):

Bay View

  • Located at the corner of E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Bay St. in Bay View
  • Hours: dawn to dusk

Boomer Dog Park

  • 1339 Boomer St. Watertown, WI
  • No separate section for small dogs

Burlington Area Dog  Park

  • 480 S. Calumet St., in Burlington
  • Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Carlisle Family Dog Park (at Petrifying Springs Park)

  • 4909 7th St., Kenosha
  • Map
  • 262-857-1869
  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Cedar Lake Wayside

  • Intersection of County Highway NN and Z, in West Bend
  • 262-335-4445
  • Map
  • DEA Acreage: 3 acres
  • Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Currie Park

  • 3535 N. Mayfair Rd. Wauwatosa
  • 414-476-4510
  • Map
  • Hours: dawn to dusk

Estabrook Dog Park

  • 4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Shorewood
  • 414-964-0064
  • Map
  • Fenced area for puppies and small dogs
  • Hours: dawn to dusk

Granville

  • 11718 W. Good Hope Pl.
  • 414-354-8120
  • Map
  • DEA Acreage: 25.4
  • Hours: dawn to dusk

Jean M. Jacobson Dog Park

  • 310 S. Rochester St. Burlington, WI
  • Fenced area for small dogs and fenced area for large dogs
  • Map
  • Cost: Dog license 

Johnson Park Dog Run

  • 4649 WI-38 Trunk, Racine
  • 262-636-9131

Karen A. Nelson Memorial Dog Park

  • 3533 Northwestern Ave., Racine
  • 262-637-6179
  • Map
  • Fenced area for small dogs and fenced area for large dogs
  • Cost: Dog license 

Katherine K. Carpenter Dog Park

  • 801 W. Zedler Ln. Mequon
  • 262-260-2000
  • DEA Acreage: 35

Minooka Dog Exercise Area

  • 1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha
  • 262-548-7801 or 262-896-8006
  • Map
  • Large and small breed dog exercise areas
  • Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. (swimming hours: sunrise to sunset)
  • Cost: $4 permit per day

Mitchell Park Off Leash Dog Park

Mukwonago Park

  • Dog Park Entrance: W325 S9945 Beulah Rd. Mukwonago
  • 262-548-7801 or 262-363-7658
  • Large and small breed dog exercise areas
  • Hours: Sunrise to 10:00 p.m. (swimming hours: sunrise to sunset)
  • Cost: $4 permit per day

Muttland Meadows Dog Park at Lime Kiln Park

  • 789 S. Green Bay Rd. Grafton
  • Fenced park
  • Acreage: over 6 acres

Nashotah Park

  • W330 N5113 County Rd. C, Nashotah, WI
  • 262-548-7801
  • Large and small breed dog exercise areas
  • Hours: Sunrise to 10:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $4 permit per day

Our Bark Park (private)

  • 2711 Eaton Ln. Racine
  • OurBarkPark@gmail.com
  • Private Park: Membership required (application materials and requirements can be found here)
  • Hours: dawn to dusk
  • Cost: $150 annual fee

Ridge Run Park

  • 300 S. University Dr.,West Bend
  • Dogs must be on-leash for trails

Rolfs Park

  • 1150 S. 18th Ave., West Bend
  • 262-335-5100
  • Fenced area for small breed dogs
  • Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 User Fee Tag

Roverwest

  • 3243 N. Weil St.
  • Open dawn until dusk

Runway

  • 1214 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek
  • 414-762-1550
  • Map
  • Fenced area for puppies and small dogs
  • DEA Acreage: 26.4
  • Hours: dawn to dusk

Warnimont 

  • 5400 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy
  • 414-762-1550
  • Map
  • Fenced area for puppies and small dogs
  • Hours: dawn to dusk

Waukesha Dog Run

  • 3001 Mac Arthur Rd., Waukesha
  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Permit required

2 thoughts on “Guide: 24 Dog Parks in Metro Area”

  1. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    I like Estabrook Dog Park best for my purebred white German Shepherd Kalyna, and sometimes we go to Riverwest Dog Park too, though we’ve visited most of them at one time or another.

  2. MKE kid says:

    How about another requirement: No staring at your phone while not watching your dog. I stopped going to dog parks after my dog was attacked several times while the owners were more interested in their phones instead of keeping track of where their dog was.

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