13 of the Best Milwaukee Dog Parks

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Wisconsin. After months of being cooped up inside, you can finally get back to enjoying the outdoors with your dog! Lucky for us, Milwaukee County and its surrounding areas are full of fun and safe spaces to spend time with your dog. In this post, I’m sharing 13 of the best Milwaukee dog parks for dogs and their owners to explore! 

  1. Granville Dog Exercise Area
  2. Runway Dog Exercise Area
  3. Bay View Dog Exercise Area
  4. Estabrook Park Dog Exercise Area
  5. Currie Park Dog Exercise Area
  6. Warnimont Dog Exercise Area
  7. Roverwest Dog Exercise Area 
  8. Minooka Park Dog Exercise Area
  9. Nashotah Park Dog Exercise Area
  10. Katherine Kearney Carpenter Dog Park
  11. Cedar Lake Wayside Off-Leash Dog Area
  12. Muttland Meadows Dog Park
  13. Mitchell Park Off-Leash Dog Area

Before You Go

A trip to a dog park can be the highlight of your and your dog’s day if you plan it right. I’ve listed helpful tips to consider in this blog. But, please always check a park’s website before you go so you’re aware of its specific requirements.

Be sure you’re clear on the permits, fees, and etiquette for any park you plan to visit. Always pack water, portable bowls, leashes, and poop bags, so you have all your bases covered. Some of the parks I’ve included here provide many of those things, but it’s always a good idea to come prepared!

It’s extra important to check park details in the spring months. Some parks will close to allow the ground to dry up, so you can avoid mud pits and messes!

Milwaukee County Dog Parks 

Here are facts that apply to all of the parks listed within Milwaukee County:

  • They are open from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week and year-round (unless stated otherwise on the County’s website).
  • You must have your dog licensed in your municipality and carry proof of their rabies vaccination.
  • You have to either have an annual dog park permit tag on your dog or purchase a single visit pass. Single-visit passes are $5 per dog, while annual passes are $15-35.