Welcome to the Milwaukee Woof Pack
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 at a beer garden with your fur-friends! There’s always something new to discover in Milwaukee County Parks.
Purchase your 2020 Annual Dog Park Passes and sign up for our Woof Pack e-news for dog news, events and contests.
Bay View Dog Park will be closed for the 2020 season due to construction and restoration. The construction activities at the dog park are designed to improve drainage, prevent ponding water and establish a healthier stand of turf with a specific seed mix that is more resistant to canine activity. The dog park will reopen in the spring of 2021.
The health and safety of the county's residents and staff members are our highest priority. As such, staffing has been reduced to minimum levels. All Milwaukee County Dog Parks are currently closed as staff will be unable to maintain them. The closures also reduce the risk of contamination through shared-touch surfaces such as the dog park entrance gates. For more details on the Milwaukee Conunty Parks response, visit https://countyparksmke.com/coronavirus
- Dog Parks
- Dog Events
- Dogs & Trails
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 one acre of fenced-in space in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee.
Bay View Dog Park will be closed for the 2020 season due to construction and restoration.
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
Estabrook Park Dog Park
A three-acre, fully fenced-in park, on the border of Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Estabrook features a separate small-dog area.
4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Milwaukee
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
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 have 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
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
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
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.
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 single-visit 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
May 15-17, 2020
Hundreds of pug-lovers head to Milwaukee each May for the annual Pug Fest, held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex.
Held every September
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
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. Single-visit passes are available only at the self-pay stations at the dog parks.
2020 Permit Fees
|2020 Annual Pass
|Person with Disability
|Each Additional Dog
|Single Visit Pass
Where to Buy
Annual permits are available online and at the locations below.
(Single-visit passes are available only at the self pay stations at the dog parks)
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
326 W. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside (414) 364-9274
2430 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View (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