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Dog On-Leash Area

Madison Common Council approved the Dogs in Parks Pilot Program. Licensed and permitted dogs are now 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 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.

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 Area

Park: Brittingham Park
Location: 401 W. Shore Dr. from Bedford to Bassett St.

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.

Elver Park - Dog On-Leash Area

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

Notes: Open March 15 - November 15

Glen Oak Hills Park - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: Glen Oak Hills Park
Location: 301 Glen Hwy.

Hoyt Park - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: 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 Park

Park: Law Park
Location: 355 John Nolen Dr.

Marlborough Park - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: Marlborough Park
Location: 222 Whenona Dr.

Quarry Park - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: Quarry Park
Location: 3102 Stevens St.

Spring Harbor Park - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: Spring Harbor Park
Location: 5218 Lake Mendota Dr. - eastern portion

Warner Park - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: Warner Park
Location: 2201 Sheridan Dr., along paths and roadways only

Yahara River Parkway - Dog On-Leash Area

Park: Yahara River Parkway
Location: 1801 E. Johnson St.