Dog Off-Leash Parks

Dog Off-Leash Park

The City of Madison Parks Division offers eight off-leash dog exercise areas for dogs. Ranked fourth in the nation for number of dog parks per resident!  These areas require a Dog Park Permit. Please be aware that in order to purchase a Dog Park Permit, you will first need a dog license. You may purchase a dog license at the City Treasurer's Office. The Dog Park Permit is good for the City of Madison off-leash dog parks, in six 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.

2016 permits will be available after December 1.


Puppies that are not old enough to be vaccinated may not get a dog license and therefore may not acquire a dog park permit. 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, dogs on-leash are allowed numerous parks throughout the city.
 

DOG PARK CLEAN UP
Join other dog park users in the annual spring Dog Park Cleanup Day held annually in early spring.


 

  • Brittingham Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Park: Brittingham Park
    Location: 326 S. Broom St.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No

    Notes: Please note, the off leash dog park is located in a fenced area at the corner of Broom Street and John Nolen Drive.
  • Demetral Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Park: Demetral Park
    Location: 601 N. Sixth St.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No
  • McCormick Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Park: McCormick Park
    Location: 702 N. McCormick Ave.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No
  • Odana School Park

    Park: Odana School Park
    Location: 678 Segoe Rd.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: No
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No

    Notes: Off-leash dog exercise area near Segoe and Whitney Way.
  • Quann Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Park: Quann Park
    Location: 1802 Quann-Olin Pkwy.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: Yes
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No

    Notes: See Quann Park for possible limited or no access to the dog park due to Alliant Energy Center events.
  • Sycamore Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Park: Sycamore Park
    Location: 4517 Sycamore Ave.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: Yes
  • Walnut Grove Park

    Park: Walnut Grove Park
    Location: 202 N. Westfield Rd.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No
  • Warner Park - Dog Off-Leash Park

    Park: Warner Park
    Location: 2301 Sheridan Dr.
    Bag Dispenser: Yes
    Benches: Yes
    Fountain: No
    Fencing: Yes
    Shelter: No