• DEA
  • Alert:

    Updated on: Mon., April 24, 2017
    Minooka Park's Large and Small Breed Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.
    Mukwonago Park's Large and Small Breed Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.  Please note: in order to preserve turf conditions, the Large and Small Breed Areas have been switched.
    Nashotah Park's Large and Small Breed Dog Exercise Areas are OPEN.
  • Small Breed Area is for dogs 20 inches (at shoulder height) and under ONLY.
    Large Breed Area is for dogs over 20 inches (at shoulder height) and small breed dogs - at their own risk.
  • Dog Exercise Areas

    The Waukesha County Park System operates three off-leash Dog Exercise Areas (DEA) at the following parks: 

    • Minooka Park in Waukesha
    • Nashotah Park in Nashotah
    • Mukwonago Park (Dog Exercise area entrance is located at W325 S9925 Beulah Rd. in Mukwonago)

  • Additional Information: 


    • Use of Dog Exercise Areas is included in your purchase of a Park Entrance permit (daily and  annual).
    • Hours: Sunrise to 10 pm year round.
    • Dogs are welcome at all Waukesha County Parks (sorry, no dogs allowed at Retzer Nature Center). It is required that dogs are licensed and leashed; owners must properly dispose of pet waste.
    • Dogs 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 more info.  
  • Guidelines: 

    • NO ATTENDANT ON DUTY: Dog owners are legally and financially liable for injuries or damages caused by their dog(s).
    • All dogs must be legally licensed and vaccinated.  Dogs are required to wear visible, municipal license and I.D. tag.
    • Any dog exhibiting aggressive behavior must be removed immediately.
    • No more than 3 dogs per handler.  Handlers shall have voice control of their dog(s) at all times.
    • Handlers are responsible for removal and disposal of their dog's feces.
    • No puppies under 4 months of age.  Dogs in heat are not allowed.
    • Dogs must be kept on a 6 ft. leash until inside the gated entry.  Please make sure gate is closed behind you after entering or exiting. Handlers must have in their immediate possession a leash for each dog they are responsible for within the exercise area.
    • Food/treats (human or pet), dog chews, and rawhide are not allowed.