Dog Exercise Areas
Pet Licensing: Your Municipality or MADACC
Rules & Petiquette | DEA Permit (Fax or Mail) | DEA Permit (Buy Now)
Dog Exercise Areas (DEAs)
Calling all dogs! Enjoy the Dog Exercise Areas (DEAs) in the parks—where you and your human can run free! Play Frisbee with your human, explore nature, and socialize with the big dogs or visit one of the Dog Exercise Areas with spaces fenced especially for small dogs. This is so much more fun than going for a walk around the block! Go fetch your leash, scoop, and human and come play today!
Perimeters are fully fenced at the DEAs at Bay View, Currie, Estabrook, Runway, and Warnimont. The DEA at Granville is fenced on three sides and uses the Menomonee River as the fourth border.
Some of the Dog Exercise Areas have a double gating system offering a small fenced area for small dogs to interact and a larger space for large, socialized dogs to interact.
These permit-based areas offer daily and annual passes for admission. See the permit application for details.
Hours: open 7 days a week, 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Before you go:
- have your dog licensed by Your Municipality
- purchase your Dog Exercise Area Permit and have the annual tag displayed on your dog or purchase your daily or annual permit at the Exercise Area and keep the receipt with you during your visit (the annual tag will be mailed to you)
- read Rules and Petiquette and follow the rules and suggestions at the exercise area
Dog Exercise Areas
|Combined Areas for All Dogs
corner of East Lincoln Avenue and South Bay Street in Bay View, Milwaukee
3535 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa
(intersection of Mayfair Rd & Capitol Drive)
11718 W. Good Hope Place, Milwaukee
3243 N. Weil St., Milwaukee
(intersection of Weil St. and Concordia Ave)
|General Area for All Dogs with Fenced Area for Small Dogs
4400 N. Estabrook Drive, Shorewood
1214 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek
NOTE: The DEA will be closed for airport maintenance work April 4, 2017 and will reopen at 6:15 a.m. on April 5. The rain date for the closure is April 6 .
6100 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy
Residents for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks is a group with the mission to establish and maintain off-leash dog exercise areas in Milwaukee County. To learn more about how you can help, visit the Residents for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks (R.OM.P.) website. (external site)