Milwaukee Dog Park

Dog Parks

The greater Milwaukee area is certainly pet-friendly, as you’ll see firsthand at Fromm PetFest (,, or the Brady Street Pet Parade ( If you’re looking for a comprehensive resource, sign up for a free account at to find pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, activities, events and services in the Milwaukee area, as well as a helpful blog. A number of excellent dog parks are available, offering ample opportunity for exercise, socialization and play. The new MKE Dog Park, to be located between Plankinton Avenue and the Milwaukee River at Clybourn Street, is currently in the works for downtown residents and employees of pet-friendly employers. Also, join our county parks’ Milwaukee Woof Pack. For fees and other information specific to the Milwaukee County Parks' Milwaukee Woof Pack, visit

The metro area's best dog parks includes:

Bay View Dog Park: 900 E. Lincoln Avenue, Bay View; fee

Katherine K. Carpenter Dog Park: 801 W. Zedler Lane, Mequon; 35 acres; no fee

Cedar Lake Wayside Off-Leash Dog Area: 3990 County Road N, West Bend; 3 acres; fee

Currie Park: 3535 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa ; 1.5 acres fee

Estabrook Dog Park Exercise Area: 4400 N. Estabrook Drive, Milwaukee; fee

Granville Dog Exercise Area: 11718 W. Good Hope Place, Milwaukee; fee

MacArthur Dog Run: 2612 MacArthur Road, Waukesha; permit required

Minooka Dog Park: 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha; 3.8 acres-small dogs, 11.9 acres-large dogs; daily parking-$5; annual pass-$32

Mitchell Park Off-Leash Dog Area: 19900 River Road, Brookfield; 14 acres; no fee

Muttland Meadows Dog Park: 789 S. Green Bay Road, Grafton; 6 acres; no fee

Nashotah Dog Park: W330 N5113 County Trunk Highway C, Nashotah; 14.5 acres; daily parking-$5; annual pass-$32

Roverwest Dog Park: 3243 N. Weil Street, Milwaukee; fee

Runway Dog Park: 1214 E. Rawson Avenue, Oak Creek; fee

Warnimont Park Dog Park: 5400 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy; fee

Dog & Cat Licenses

Most communities require pets to be licensed and limit the number of dogs or cats you can have at your residence without a kennel permit. In the City of Milwaukee, all dogs and cats over the age of five months residing in the city must be licensed annually. Licensing and fee information is available from the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) at Online pet licensing is available at or through the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC), which also provides services for other communities in the region. MADACC, located at 3839 W. Burnham Street, West Milwaukee, may be contacted at 414-649-8640 or at For communities other than Milwaukee, contact the treasurer or clerk’s office of the municipality for specifics.