Madison Common Council approved the Dogs in Parks Pilot Program. 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. 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.