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Milwaukee Dog Parks

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Run free and play safe in seven off-leash dog parks, explore a network of paved and soft trails in parks throughout the county, or enjoy a day out to a beer garden with your fur-friends! There’s always something new to discover in Milwaukee County Parks.

2018 Dog Park Passes are now available to purchase and sign up for our Woof Pack e-news for dog news, events and contests.

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Off-Leash Dog Parks

Your annual Dog Park Pass gets you unlimited entry to all seven parks shown below, seven days a week, year-round. All parks are open from 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Bay View Dog Park

This pocket dog park offers 1 acre of fenced-in space in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee.

Corner of E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Bay St.  

Currie Park Dog Park

Currie Dog Park in Wauwatosa, close to Currie golf course, includes a full fenced-in, 10-acre space for large dogs and a 1.5-acre space for small dogs. Both with easy access from the Oak Leaf Trail and the parkway.

3535 N. Mayfair Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53222

 

Estabrook Park Dog Park

A three-acre, fully fenced-in park, on the border of Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Estabrook features also separate small dog area.

4400 N. Estabrook Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Warnimont Park Dog Park

This 5-acre park, behind the Kelly Senior Center in Warnimont Park, is fully fenced in and offers wooded trails and a separate small dog area.

5400 S. Lake Dr. Cudahy, WI 53110

 

Granville Dog Exercise Area

Granville Park has been described as 'Disneyland for dogs'. This 10 acre park is ideal for larger, adventurous dogs, who can explore hilly grassland, open fields, native plant areas, woody trails and access to a river. This dog park is not fully fenced-in and is best suited to owners with good voice control.

11718 W. Good Hope Place Milwaukee, WI 53224

 

Runway Dog Park

Runway is Milwaukee’s largest off-leash dog park with 26 acres of fenced in space! The dog park also features a separate fenced-in area for small dogs as well as wood-chipped trails, a covered pavilion with picnic tables and agility equipment including an A-frame, adjustable tire jump and hound hoops.

1214 E. Rawson Ave. Oak Creek, WI 53154

 

Roverwest Dog Park

Roverwest, in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, is a fully-fenced in dog park. Ample and free street parking is available along the perimeter of the park. 

3243 N. Weil St., Milwaukee

Fenced Perimeter
Perimeters are fully fenced at the dog parks at Bay View, Currie, Estabrook, Runway, and Warnimont. The Granville Dog Park is partially fenced on three sides and uses the Menomonee River as the fourth border.

Double Gating
Some of the Dog Parks 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.

Before you go:

  • Have your dog licensed by your municipality
  • Purchase your dog park 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

Annual Dog Events

DOG-PugfestPug Fest

Hundreds of pug-lovers head to Milwaukee each May for the annual PugFest, held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex.

Learn More

 

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Barktoberfest

September 15, 1pm

An afternoon of tail-waggin’ fun. Enjoy live music, food and libations from the Estabrook Beer Garden along with lots of activities for your four-legged friend.

Get event details

 

 

Dog-Friendly Trails

 

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Milwaukee County Parks offer over 100 miles of trails to explore with your dogs. The Oak Leaf Trail, which forms a 125-mile loop through Milwaukee County, is a paved trail with some street sections.

Over a dozen parks also feature soft trails, known as Forked Aster Trails. Dogs are welcome on these trails, but please stay on-leash.

The only Milwaukee County Park trails where dogs (also runners and cyclists) are prohibited are the sensitive nature trails at Wehr Nature Center.

Find a Trail

 

Dog Park Passes & Fees

Annual dog park passes are available to buy online or at any of the locations listed below. Before you buy a pass, your dog must be licensed by your municipality and up to date on vaccinations.


2018 Fees - (Discounted for remainder of 2018)

Pass Type Resident Non-Resident
2018 Annual Pass $10 $10
Senior (60yrs+) $10 $10
Person with Disability $10 $10
Each Additional Dog $5 $10
Replacement Tag $10 $10
Single Visit Pass $5 $5

 

Where to Buy

Permits are available online and at the locations below:

Parks Administration – Public Services Office
9480 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 257-8005

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners, (414) 525-5600

Mac’s PET DEPOT Barkery
2197 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207, (414) 294-3929

Central Bark – Menomonee Valley,
333 N. 25 St., (414) 933-4787

Community Bark
Bayside, 326 W. Brown Deer Rd., (414) 364-9274
Bay View, 2430 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 744-2275

Gastrau’s Golf Center
1300 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek, (414) 571-7002

MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission)
3839 West Burnham St., West Milwaukee, (414) 649-8640

Bentley’s Pet Stuff
2532 E. Oklahoma Ave., Bay View, (414) 482-7387

Veterinary Medical Associates, Inc.
6210 Industrial Ct., Greendale, (414) 421-1800

Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 264-6257

Wilson Recreation Center
4001 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee, (414) 281-6289

Dog Park Hours & Fees

Milwaukee County dog parks are open seven days a week from 5 a.m.–10 p.m.

Daily Pass: $5 per dog
or purchase an annual pass for unlimited visits

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  Dog Park Rules

Dog Exercise Area (DEA) Rules:

  1. No more than 3 dogs allowed per owner/guardian, per visit within the DEA.
  2. Owner/guardian must be present within the fenced enclosure of the DEA and is responsible and liable for behavior of the dog(s) at all times. Milwaukee County is NOT liable for the actions of any dog within or outside the boundaries of the DEA.
  3. Owner/guardian is responsible for cleaning up and properly disposing of dog excrement.
  4. All dogs must display dog license and DEA tag while in the DEA (Wisconsin State Statute 174.07 and Milwaukee County Ordinance 29.01). If you purchase a daily permit, please tear off the receipt and keep it with you.
  5. All dogs MUST BE current with vaccinations. All dogs are required to be current with rabies vaccination in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 174.
  6. Owner/guardian must have in their possession a leash for each dog(s) and remain within view and voice control of their dog(s) at all times. Dog(s) must be on-leash until you enter the double-gated entry and make sure to close all gates behind you.
  7. For the safety of your dog(s) and those of others, CHOKE, PINCH, SPIKE, OR TRAINING TYPES OF COLLARS ARE NOT ALLOWED in the DEA. Remove such collars upon entering the DEA.
  8. Aggressive dog(s) and/or dog(s) with known aggressive behavior are prohibited from the DEA.
  9. Female dogs in heat are prohibited.
  10. Follow all park rules and regulations governed under Chapter 47 of the Milwaukee County Ordinances.
  11. Violation of the DEA rules and etiquette may result in the cancellation or forfeiture of your permit for any and all dogs under the owner/guardian’s care and supervision.
  Petiquette
  1. In addition to rabies, we recommend all dogs be current with distemper and parvovirus vaccinations.
  2. We recommend that puppies under six months old NOT use the DEA, as they have not yet received their full inoculations to protect them from distemper and parvovirus, as well as other diseases.
  3. Each dog must be free of communicable illness and parasites (worms, fleas & tics).
  4. If your dog is ill, please return when your Veterinarian says there is no risk to other dogs.
  5. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and closely supervised.
  6. Please evaluate your own dogs prior to bringing them to the DEA – ensure that they are well socialized so that they can be off-leash in this area.
  7. If your dog digs, please stop them and fill any holes they made.
  8. Dogs are the ONLY animals allowed in the DEA.
  9. DO NOT bring food or glass containers into the DEA.
  10. Please clean up after yourself. Place all of your trash in the appropriate receptacles.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS

9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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