Ready to let your furry best friend run wild and free? Madison has nearly as many dog residents as humans, so it’s no wonder we have great places for them to run. From large, fenced-in areas to separate sections for small dogs and even water access for swimming, these off-leash parks offer a great way for your furry friend to burn off some energy, socialize with other dogs, and have some fun.
Here are a few options:
Warner Park Dog Exercise Area, located on the north side of the city. This large, fenced-in park has separate areas for small and large dogs, as well as plenty of shade and seating for humans. It’s a great place to take your dog for a run or a game of fetch.
Quann Park on the south side of Madison offers a large grassy exercise area with paths criss-crossing the park. This park also has access to Wingra Creek for swimming in the warmer months
Capital Spring Dog Park is a 30-acre off leash dog exercise area featuring an accessible parking area, nearly a mile of hard surface walking trails through restored prairie and a 3-acre small dog area.
Odana School Dog Exercise Area, located on the west side of the city. This park has a fenced-in area for dogs to play, as well as a separate section for small dogs. It’s a small park but does offer a place to let your dog off the leash and burn off some energy.
Sycamore Dog Park on the east side of Madison provides loads of room to run and play off leash in the large designated area of this park. But be careful as the area is not fenced.
All Madison dog parks do require a permit, so be sure to grab a permit before you head to the park. No matter where you go, Madison has plenty of amazing dog parks to choose from. So grab your leash and head out to one of these paw-some parks with your furry friend!