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Although parks are primarily "people places" with some wildlife, the only additional animals that may be brought into the parks are pet dogs– and only in non-restricted areas.
County Ordinance 47.06 

"No Dogs Allowed" in posted areas
Service dogs are exempt from this regulation.
These areas include

  • Beaches – including Bender, Bradford, Grant, McKinley, South Shore, and Tietjen (Doctors) 
  • Picnic Areas
  • Children's Play Areas
  • Athletic Fields

The 2015/2016 Milwaukee County fine for having your dog in a prohibited area is $200.50.


Dogs must be on a strong leash
The leash should be no longer than 6 feet and strong enough to restrain your dog. Your dog must be under control at all times.
The 2015/2016 Milwaukee County fine for not having your dog leashed is $200.50.
Note: at the Dog Exercise Areas your dog must be under voice control or be leashed.


Clean up after your dog
When you take your dog to a park or parkway, bring a means for cleaning up after your dog (scooper, bag, etc.). You must pick up your dog's waste immediately, wrap it properly, and dispose of it at your home.

The 2015/2016 Milwaukee County fine for not cleaning up after your dog is $200.50.


If you violate any of these rules, a police officer, deputy sheriff, or park ranger may give you a citation. Even if he or she did not observe you, the officer may give you a citation based on the report of a person who saw the violation.

Portions of the following parks & parkways
allow leashed dogs:

  1. Bay View, 3120 S. Lake Drive
  2. Bender, 4503 E. Ryan Road
    No dogs allowed on Bender Beach
  3. Caesar's, 1939 N. Warren Ave.
  4. Center Street, 6420 W. Clark St.
  5. Chippewa, 11500 Park Hill Ave.
  6. Cudahy, 3000 E. Ramsey Ave.
  7. Cupertino, 2000 E. Iron St.
  8. Doctors, 1870 E. Fox Lane
    No dogs allowed on Tietjen (Doctors) Beach
  9. Estabrook (east side of park), 4400 N. Estabrook Drive
  10. Falk, 2013 W. Rawson Ave.
  11. Grant, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave.
    No dogs allowed on Grant Beach
  12. Hales Corners, 5765 S. New Berlin Road
  13. Humboldt, 3000 Howell Ave.
  14. Holt, 3300 S. 106 St.
  15. Kohl, 7603 W. County Line Road
  16. Lake, 3233 E. Kenwood Blvd.
  17. Lincoln Creek Parkway, 46 St. to 34 St.
  18. Lincoln Memorial Drive Parklands, N. Lake Drive to Wahl & Park Place
    No dogs allowed on Bradford or McKinley beaches
  19. Little Menomonee River Parkway, Mill Road to Silver Spring Drive
  20. Maitland, 6001 S. 13 St.
  21. Menomonee River Parkway, Grantosa to Concordia and Center St. to Church St.– No dogs allowed from Grantosa to Silver Spring
  22. Milwaukee River Parkway, Good Hope to Bender sidewalk only on the east side of the street
  23. Mitchell Boulevard, 5115 W. Bluemound Road
  24. Pleasant Valley, 1229 E. Concordia Ave.
  25. Pulaski-Cudahy, 5400 S Swift Ave
  26. Rawson, 1400 E. Rawson Ave.
  27. Root River Parkway, Lincoln Ave to Rawson Ave., Drexel to Oakwood Road, 27 St. to Oakwood Road, and Loomis to Layton
  28. Sheridan, 4800 S. Lake Drive
  29. South Shore, 2900 S. Shore Drive
  30. Underwood Creek Parkway, Bluemound Road to Watertown Plank Road
  31. Valley, 343 N. 42 St.
  32. Warnimont, 5400 S. Lake Drive, west of the Oak Leaf Trail only
  33. West Milwaukee, 5000 W. Burnham St.



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