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RNC Operational Updates for Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  

Welcome to the Milwaukee Woof Pack

Run free and play safe in six 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, such as great events like Barktoberfest!

Purchase Your 2024 Annual Dog Park Passes!
 

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Off-Leash Dog Parks

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

Bay View Dog Park

East Lincoln Avenue & South Bay Street, Bay View

This pocket dog park offers one acre of fenced-in space in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee and is maintained by the City of Milwaukee.

Currie Park Dog Park

3535 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa

Note: The service yard parking lot off of Capitol Drive is closed. Please park along the parkway!

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.

 

Estabrook Park Dog Park

4400 N. Estabrook Drive, Milwaukee

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

Granville Dog Exercise Area

11718 W. Good Hope Place, Milwaukee

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, and 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 over their dogs.

 

Roverwest Dog Park

3243 N. Weil St., Milwaukee

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.

Warnimont Park Dog Park

5400 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy

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.

Runway Dog Park – Closed

Due to FAA regulations, Runway Dog Park is closed. To help plan future dog parks, we colledted your ideas for dog park locations by using a public input mapping tool from Aug. 3, 2022 to Feb. 1, 2023. See Which Locations Were Suggested!

Dog Park Features

Fenced Perimeter

Perimeters are fully fenced at the dog parks at Bay View, Currie, Estabrook, 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 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 pet-iquette and follow the rules and suggestions at the exercise area

Dog Park Open Status

Dog-Friendly Trails

DOG-trails

 

Explore over 100 miles of trails with your dogs. The Oak Leaf Trail is a paved trail, with some municipal street sections, looping through Milwaukee County.

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

Before you buy a pass, your dog must be licensed by your municipality and up to date on vaccinations. 


2024 Permit Fees

Pass Type, Milwaukee County Resident Fee / Non-Resident Fee)

2024 Annual/Calendar-Year Pass, $32 / $37

Senior (60yrs+), $16 / $21

Person with Disability, $16 / $21

Each Addition Dog, $16 / $21

Replacement Tag, $21 / $21

Single-Day Pass, $6 / $6

 

Where to Buy

Online 

Buy Your Annual Pass       Buy Your Single-Day Pass

 

On-Site

Purchase Annual or Single-Day passes at the self-pay stations at the dog parks. No change can be given.


In Person

If you prefer to buy your Annual Pass in person, visit us or any of our partners below.
Call the locations to confirm public hours. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Dog Park Passes

Self-Serve Online Purchase
7 days a week
from 5 a.m. – midnight
Any transaction not completed by 1 a.m. will be rejected as the system updates (from 1 – 5 a.m.)

 

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Buy Your Single-Day Pass

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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 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)
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