Dog Parks In Madison, Wisconsin

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October 4, 2009
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There are many dog parks in the city and surrounding area of Madison, Wisconsin. It is the capital and second largest city of the state, after Milwaukee. It is a college town, home of the University of Wisconsin, as well as several other schools, so there are a great deal of young people. It gets hot in the summer and very cold in the winter in Madison. For this reason, the parks are used for things like swimming and boating in the warm months, and sledding and cross-country skiing in the snowy winter months. Of course you can walk or hike in any months.

You have to obtain a dog permit in order to take your pal to one of these great parks of Madison or Dane County. It costs $23 for a year, but only $4 for a day pass, and there are many places to get them.

Brittingham Park

This is a nice park with an off-leash dog area. It is located on the Lake Monona Bay, and offers bike paths, fishing, sports courts and a beach. There are also grills and available restrooms.

Quann Park

This park has an off-leash, fenced-in dog park. It is 80 acres, and goes along a creek. It also has a community garden and many sports courts and fields.

doSycamore Park

This is an off-leash park, but it is not fenced in. You have to abide by the area within the posts.

Warner Park

This park has a fenced-in, off-leash dog park. It has 180 acres, and a beach on Lake Mendota. It also has bike paths, sports fields and courts, play equipment and a sledding hill. There are often events and festivals held in this park as well.

Badger Prairie

This park is located in Verona, Wisconsin, and has an off-leash dog area. It has a shelter facility, play fields, mountain bike trails and access to the Military Ridge State Trail and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, if you’re a hiker!

Indian Lake

This is one of Dane County’s largest parks, located in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. The off-leash dog area is adjacent to the small boat launch on the west side of the lake. There is a trail around the entire lake, and you’ll find people cross-country skiing in the winter.

Prairie Moraine Park

This park has an off-leash and on-leash area for dogs, and you can all enjoy the beautiful oak savana. It is a 160-acre park, and it has much glacial and other geologic history, so there are many educational and recreational possibilities for your enjoyment. It is located in Verona, Wisconsin.

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