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Try out Dog Parks in Dane County for FREE on June 15!

June 20, 2019
• Dane County Parks Media Contact: Darren Marsh, Dane County Parks Director (608) 224-3766
Land & Water Resources





Try out Dog Parks in Dane County for FREE on June 15!

Participating dog parks include those in the City of Madison, Middleton and Sun Prairie and all Dane County Parks dog parks.


MADISON, WI – June 14, 2019 – Dane County Parks, Madison Parks, Middleton and Sun Prairie are offering a permit-free dog park day on Saturday, June 15.  The Cooperative Dog Program includes 18 dog parks that provide off-leash areas where dogs can run and play. Each park offers its own unique features and terrain. Participating parks include: 


City of Madison Dog Parks

  • Demetral (2297 Commercial Ave.)
  • McCormick (702 N. McCormick Ave.)
  • Odana School (678 S. Segoe Rd.)
  • Quann (1802 Quann-Olin Pkwy.)
  • Sycamore (4517 Sycamore Ave.)
  • Walnut Grove (202 N. Westfield Rd.)
  • Warner (2301 Sheridan Dr).


Dane County Parks Dog Parks

  • Badger Prairie (4654 Maple Grove Dr)
  • Capital Springs Recreation Area (3398 Lake Farm Road)
  • Indian Lake (8381 State Highway 19)
  • Prairie Moraine (6679 Wesner Rd)
  • Token Creek (6200 Williamsburg Way)
  • Viking (1583 County Highway N)
  • Yahara Heights (Catfish Court)


Snap a photo of yourself enjoying Free Dog Park day and tag #madisonparks or #danecountyparks.  Dogs must be vaccinated and have their municipal licenses to visit dog parks. Dogs must also comply with the rules of the park. To access these dog parks outside of the free day, a daily or annual Dog Park Permit is required. Support your favorite dog park by purchasing the permit directly from them. 


The cities of Middleton and Sun Prairie also participate in the Cooperative Dog Park program and free dog park day. Visit their websites to learn more.


For dog rules, to learn more, or to purchase permits, visit:


About Dane County Dog Parks

Dane County was one of the first park systems in the United States to develop designated off-leash pet exercise areas and has been used as a model for other systems across the United States. We now have seven dog parks totaling almost 230 acres and host an annual Barks for Parks fundraiser to help improve and expand our services.




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