Hours: 4:00am - 10:00pm Park Type: Community Acres: 213.49 Restroom: Yes Drinking Water: Yes Shoreline On: Lake Mendota
Though distinctive for its natural beauty and expansive tracts of land, Warner Park is primarily defined by its links to the community. Occasionally, the park plays host to a variety of social happenings such as charity walk/run events and community festivals. The colorful shelter is popular for reunions and parties, while other notable attractions include the off-leash dog park, beach, and frequented boat launch. However, despite the wide-range of interests that the park tends to attract, patrons share a common ground by using Warner as a place for gathering, promoting healthy activity, and facilitating sincere, cultural exchange. This unique aspect of Warner Park clearly reflects in the Warner Park Community Recreation Center (WPCRC). Its mission to provide innovative growth and enrichment opportunities for the Madison community connects people of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds. Moreover, Warner is home to such summer favorites as Madison Mallard ballgames, and the Fourth of July musical and firework extravaganza, Rhythm and Booms. In essence, the people who visit the park are as diverse as the interests that bring them there.
Warner Park is also home to the very popular Madison Mallards. Each home game is event-filled and family fun.
Parking is not allowed on the grass or along yellow-painted curbs. When the parking lot is full, which is often the case during Madison Mallards home games, you will need to find alternative parking areas.
2015 Warner Dog Park Fencing and Paving Improvements
The City of Madison Parks Division will begin construction improvements at Warner Park this spring. During construction the dog park will be closed and "closed" signs will be posted. Improvements include fencing and paving improvements to improve accessibility, address erosion at the primary entrance to the park, and installing new fencing to provide a small dog park exercise are that is fully enclosed by fencing.
It is anticipated that construction will be done by July 1, 2015.