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May 25, 2023 3:32 PM

For decades, dogs were unwelcome in Madison's parks. In 1973, an adopted ordinance essentially prohibited dogs in any public park, school grounds and City spaces. Recognizing this regulation was outdated and frustrating for park visitors, in 2015, Madison Parks established a more dog-friendly … [read more]

October 25, 2022 11:18 AM

Several years ago, Madison Parks revamped its mostly dog-prohibitive ordinances with more dog-friendly ones - allowing licensed, permitted, and leashed dogs in most parks. Since then, we have created an online form to submit requests for a change - from dog-friendly to dog-free and vice versa. … [read more]

January 3, 2020 1:27 PM

2019 is in the books, and with it a lot of fond memories made in Madison Parks. Millions of visits across the system with people enjoying themselves, nature, and each other. I thought I would borrow from a fellow native Hoosier and make a top ten list. There are certainly more than 10 laudable … [read more]

October 26, 2015 8:28 AM

Welcome to the first official Madison Parks blog post! We are excited to bring you first-hand letters and information from Parks staff. If there is something you'd like to see, just email us. Fall 2015 - Letter to Dog Owners Dear Madison Dog Owners: My name is … [read more]

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