Dog On-Leash Areas
Madison Common Council approved the extension of the Dogs in Parks Pilot Program through December 31, 2016.
Licensed and permitted dogs are currently allowed, on-leash (6' or less), on path in the following additional parks: Acewood, Baxter, Blackhawk, Door Creek, Garner, Greentree, High Point, James Madison, Norman Clayton, North Star, Richmond Hill, Walnut Grove and Wingra.
This program will run through April 16, 2016 (with a proposed extension) and will be evaluated and monitored along the way. Park Rangers will increase patrol of these parks and citations can be given to those violating this new pilot program. Dog owners, be sure to ALWAYS clean up after your dog.
On January 13, 2016 an update to the dogs in parks pilot program was presented to the Board of Park Commisioners.
In addition to the 13 parks listed above, dogs are welcome in the following City of Madison Parks - provided the dogs are ON-LEASH, licensed and permitted. Please be sure to use the posted signs in the parks as the most current dog area information. Please remember that dogs are not allowed in any non-designated park, 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, Madison Parks offers 8 off-leash dog parks.
Brittingham Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Brittingham Park
Location: 401 W. Shore Dr. from Bedford to Bassett St.
Burr Jones Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Burr Jones Park
Location: 1820 E. Washington Ave.
Demetral Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Demetral Park
Location: 601 N. Sixth St.
Elver Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Elver Park
Location: 1240 McKenna Blvd., below sled hill
Notes: Open March 15 - November 15
Glen Oak Hills Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Glen Oak Hills Park
Location: 301 Glen Hwy.
Hoyt Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Hoyt Park
Location: 3902 Regent St. along 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.
Law ParkPark: Law Park
Location: 355 John Nolen Dr.
Marlborough Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Marlborough Park
Location: 222 Whenona Dr.
Quarry Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Quarry Park
Location: 3102 Stevens St.
Spring Harbor Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Spring Harbor Park
Location: 5218 Lake Mendota Dr. - eastern portion
Warner Park - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Warner Park
Location: 2201 Sheridan Dr., along paths and roadways only
Yahara River Parkway - Dog On-Leash AreaPark: Yahara River Parkway
Location: 1801 E. Johnson St.