Dog On-Leash Areas

Dog On-Leash Area

2017 PERMIT FREE DAY - Saturday, June 17!
Madison Parks in partnership with Dane County Parks is offering a PERMIT FREE DAY on Saturday, June 17. A dog permit is NOT required (a dog license is still required) to access specific dog park locations throughout the county, including Brittingham, Demetral, McCormick, Odana School, Quann, Sycamore, Walnut Grove and Warner off-leash dog parks and 26 on-leash, on path locations.


Licensed and permitted dogs are allowed, ON-LEASH, on path as posted in the following 26 parks.

In February 2017 the Board of Park Commissioners and the Madison Common Council approved the on-leash dog parks pilot program. More information. In summary, under this ordinance, an additional 14 parks join the existing 12 parks where dogs are permitted on-leash in posted areas. It is the intent that within these new parks, dogs will be limited to the paved paths, or within six-feet thereof, which will be posted as such at the entrances, subject to the existing requirements that the dog be under the owner or handler's control, the dog is licensed and has a permit to use dog exercise areas.

All other parks, with the exception of the 8 off-leash dog parks, dogs are not allowed, including children's play areas, beaches, athletic fields, conservation parks or in any park building.

  • Acewood Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Acewood Park
    Location: 1402 Acewood Blvd.
  • Baxter Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Baxter Park
    Location: 777 Englehart Dr.
  • Blackhawk Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Blackhawk Park
    Location: 741 Bear Claw Way
  • Brittingham Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Brittingham Park
    Location: 388 S. Bassett St. -between Bedford and Bassett
  • Burr Jones Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Burr Jones Park
    Location: 1820 E. Washington Ave.
  • Demetral Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Demetral Park
    Location: 601 N. Sixth St.
  • Door Creek Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Door Creek Park
    Location: 7035 Littlemore Dr.
  • Elver Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Elver Park
    Location: 1240 McKenna Blvd., below sled hill

    Notes: Open March 15 - November 15
  • Garner Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Garner Park
    Location: 333 S. Rosa Rd.
  • Glen Oak Hills Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Glen Oak Hills Park
    Location: 301 Glen Hwy.
  • Greentree - Chapel Hills Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Greentree - Chapel Hills Park
    Location: 6649 Schroeder Rd.
  • High Point Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: High Point Park
    Location: 7499 Watts Rd.
  • Hoyt Park (Owen Parkway)

    Park: Hoyt Park
    Location: 90 Owen Pkwy.

    Notes: Please note that dogs are only allowed ON-LEASH along the Owen Parkway only. Dogs are not allowed (on or off leash) in the park or on the trails.
  • James Madison Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: James Madison Park
    Location: 614 E. Gorham St
  • Law Park

    Park: Law Park
    Location: 355 John Nolen Dr.
  • Marlborough Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Marlborough Park
    Location: 2222 Whenona Dr.
  • Norman Clayton Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Norman Clayton Park
    Location: 6401 Shoreham Dr.
  • North Star Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: North Star Park
    Location: 502 North Star Dr.
  • Peace (Elizabeth Link) Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Peace (Elizabeth Link) Park
    Location: 452 State St.
  • Quarry Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Quarry Park
    Location: 3006 Stevens St.

    Notes: Also, 3102 Stevens St. and 3005 Harvey St.
  • Richmond Hill Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Richmond Hill Park
    Location: 6117 Cottontail Trl.
  • Spring Harbor Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Spring Harbor Park
    Location: 5209 Lake Mendota Dr.
  • Walnut Grove Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Walnut Grove Park
    Location: 202 N. Westfield Rd.
  • Warner Park - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Warner Park
    Location: 2201 Sheridan Dr., along paths and roadways only
  • Wingra Park and Boat Livery - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Wingra Park and Boat Livery
    Location: 824 Knickerbocker St.
  • Yahara River Parkway - Dog On-Leash Area

    Park: Yahara River Parkway
    Location: 101 N. Thornton Ave.