Dog Exercise Areas

Updated: 3/24/2015 09:37:31 AM

Dog Exercise Areas

The Waukesha County Park System operates three off-leash Dog Exercise Areas (DEA) -- Minooka Park in Waukesha, Nashotah Park in Nashotah, and now Mukwonago Park at W325 S9925 Beulah Rd. in Mukwonago. 

General Guidelines:

  • Use of Dog Exercise Areas in included in your purchase of Park Entrance permit (daily and annual).
  • Hours: Sunrise to 10 p.m. year round.
  • 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 office for Dog License. 
  • Dogs are allowed within any of the Waukesha County Parks (sorry, no dogs allowed at Retzer Nature Center); dogs must be licensed and leashed, and owners clean up and properly dispose of pet waste. 

    Updated: Temporary Closure Alert 

    Updated Tuesday March 24, 2015 9:30 am Seasonal closures are in effect at some Dog Exercise Areas. These temporary closures help prevent damage to soft turf.

    Each area is reviewed daily for re-opening at the first possibility (ie. once the frost is out of the ground and turf firms up). 

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    Minooka Park closed as of Monday March 23 at 7 am 
    Nashotah Park closed as of Tuesday March 24 at 10 am
    Mukwonago Park open (closed: rear portion of Large Breed Area)




Minooka Park

Mukwonago Park

Nashotah Park
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