Sometimes a walk around the block won’t do. When you and your pup need some off-leash time, there are several parks you can explore. We’ve rounded up 10 of Madison’s best off-leash dog parks, including the operating hours, cost, and what to expect at each park.
The first park on our list, My Dog and Me, is a privately-owned dog park. All other dog parks are owned and maintained by the city of Madison. A dog park permit1 is required to visit all city-owned parks.
$8 daily pass / $43 annual pass; senior, disabled, & military discounts available
Access to a lagoon. (City does not test this water. Click here to learn more about blue-green algae.)
Parking lot may be full during Madison Mallard home games
Separate section for small and elderly dogs
Off-leash area has wooded trails and lake access
You can enjoy off-leash time with your dog at any of these Madison, WI, dog parks. My Dog and Me is the only private dog park on our list and requires an advance reservation. All other off-leash parks on our list are city-owned and open to the public from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.