The Waukesha County Park System has two off-leash Dog Exercise Areas (DEA) currently open - Minooka Park in Waukesha and Nashotah Park in Nashotah. One off leash Dog Exercise Area under construction at Mukwonago Park.
NEW: As of April 17, Minooka Park's Dog Exercise Area has opened for the season. The Dog Exercise Area within Nashotah Park is currently open. (updated 4-17-14)
Coming Soon: Dog Exercise Area at Mukwonago Park - View the frequently asked question sheet
View DEA Site Plan View DEA Parking Area
Existing Dog Exercise Areas
Dogs are allowed within any of the Waukesha County Parks (sorry, dogs are NOT allowed at Retzer Nature Center) provided dogs are licensed, leashed and owners clean up and properly dispose of pet waste.
General Guidelines: There is no extra fee to enjoy the Dog Exercise Area. The Dog Exercise Area is open the same hours as the park – sunrise to 10 p.m. year round. It is a State Statute that dogs running at large and untagged are subject to impoundment and/or penalties (174.042). A dog license is required for the keeping of any dog older than five months of age (174.07). Contact your local municipal clerk’s offce for Dog License.