Saturday, June 17 - Fun, Free Day!
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.
Madison Parks offers 8 off-leash dog exercise areas for dogs. A Dog Park Permit, valid for one year and available after December 1 for the following year, and a dog license, available for purchase through the City Treasurer's Office, are required. A dog license is required and available after a rabies vaccination is administered by a veterinarian within 30 days after the dog reaches 4 months of age. Dogs under 5 months of age or without proper vaccinations, are therefore not licensed and are PROHIBITED in all off-leash dog parks.
2017 WALNUT GROVE DOG PARK NOTICE:
The Dog Park Permit is good for the City of Madison off-leash dog parks and 26 on-leash parks, Dane County Parks (posted areas only), the City of Middleton and City of Sun Prairie pet exercise areas. Fees collected by each agency are used to support their own dog exercise areas.
Tallgrass Restoration LLC is anticipated to be applying herbicide three times during 2017 at the Walnut Grove dog park. As a barrier, a construction fence will be in place and signs will be posted on the fence describing the activity. Dog park users are kindly asked to keep their pets from this area of the dog park. Questions regarding the plans for the park can be directed to: Kate Kane
, Project Manager (608) 261-9671.
On July 13, 2016 the Board of Park Commissioners
approved the Policy and Guidelines for Off-Leash Dog Park Service Area Standards within the Madison Park System
with Attachment A
. The Policy is intended to guide the Parks Division in planning new off-leash dog park (exercise) areas and to set standards for responding to requests for the creation of off-leash dog park (exercise) areas in the Madison Parks system.
Important to note
: Dogs are not allowed in any non-designated park, which includes children's play areas, beaches, athletic fields, conservation parks, or in any park building. During the winter dogs are not permitted on groomed cross-country ski trails. Additionally, dogs on-leash
are allowed numerous parks throughout the city.
DOG PARK CLEANUP DAY
Join other dog-lovers and friends at this annual event, typically held the last Saturday in March.
View all Dog Off-Leash Parks
Brittingham Park - Dog Off-Leash Park
Location: 326 S. Broom St.
Bag Dispenser: Yes
Notes: Please note, the off leash dog park is located in a fenced area at the corner of Broom Street and John Nolen Drive.