Waukesha County

Waukesha County Park System offers over 70 acres of fully fenced dog exercise areas, two designated dog swim areas, two open beach swimming areas, and over 60 miles of wooded and paved trails to explore.

View conditions and closures of the Dog Exercise Areas on the Park System Alerts page.

General Dog Information:


  • Dogs are welcome at all Waukesha County Parks, except Retzer Nature Center (service dogs permitted)
  • All dogs must remain leashed (6' maximum when not in designated off-leash areas)
  • Dogs are not permitted on groomed cross country ski trails, but are permitted on winter hiking and snowshoeing trails.
  • Dog bites or serious dog incident with injury call (262) 446-6070
  • Daily ($5 per vehicle) or Annual Park Sticker is required for park and dog exercise area entrance