Milwaukee Dog Park

Dog Parks

The greater Milwaukee area is definitely pet-friendly, as you’ll see firsthand at Fromm PetFest (, Salty Paws doggy ice cream bar,, 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. A Downtown Milwaukee 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. The metro area’s dog parks include:


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

Katherine K. Carpenter Dog Park: 801 W. Zedler Lane, Mequon; 35 acres

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

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

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

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

Johnson Dog Park: 4649 WI-38 Trunk, Caledonia

Menomonee Park Dog Exercise Area

W220N7884 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls

Minooka Dog Park: 1927 E. Sunset Drive, Waukesha; 3.8 acres-small dogs, 11.9 acres-large dogs

Mitchell Park Off-Leash Dog Area: 19900 River Road, Brookfield; 14 acres

Mukwonago Park Dog Exercise Area: W325S9925 Beulah Road, Mukwonago

Muttland Meadows Dog Park: 789 S. Green Bay Road, Grafton; 6 acres

Roverwest Dog Park: 3243 N. Weil Street, Milwaukee

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

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 Licenses can also be obtained from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (, which also provides services for other communities in the region. The DNS website provides a convenient link for online pet licensing. MADACC also provides services for other communities in the region. You may also contact your local treasurer or clerk’s office.