9 Top Dog Parks in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is certainly a place to be outdoors and the city has catered to dogs, carving out plenty of park space for our furry friends to explore. We've found the 9 best dog parks in Beer City, but keep in mind all the Dog Exercise Areas (DEA) in Milwaukee County require you provide proof of vaccination and obtain a permit to use the grounds.

Top Dog Parks in Milwaukee

1. Granville Dog Exercise Area

Park Place
11718 W. Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53224

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  • 10 acres of terrain, including grassy hills, open fields, and wooded trails
  • Access to the Menomonee River
  • Fenced in on three sides with the river as fourth border
  • Dogs allowed off-leash

2. Runway Dog Exercise Area

Oak Creek
1214 E. Rawson Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154

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  • Milwaukee's largest dog park
  • 26 acres of fenced-in play space
  • Separate play areas for small dogs
  • Wood-chipped trails

3. Bay View Dog Exercise Area

Bay View
900 E. Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

  • Roughly 1 acre of fenced-in play space
  • Poop bags available
  • Lots of benches
  • BYOW—bring your own water!

4. Estabrook Park Dog Exercise Area

4400 N. Estabrook Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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  • 3 acres of fenced-in play space
  • Located in a historic park
  • Separate area for small dogs
  • Permit-based area requires daily or yearly pass

5. Currie Park Dog Exercise Area

3535 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53222

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  • 10 acres of fenced-in play space
  • Benches on a hill overlooking a golf course
  • Wooded trails
  • Only a couple trash cans, so you have to carry poop bags around

6. Warnimont Dog Exercise Area

6100 S. Lake Drive
Cudahy, WI 53110

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  • 5 acres of fenced-in play space
  • Wooded area with trails
  • Separate area for small dogs
  • Parking lot on site
  • Water bowls on site but bring your own water

7. Roverwest Dog Exercise Area

3243 N. Weil Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

  • Newest Dog Exercise Area
  • Large, grassy area
  • Benches, water bowls, and poop bags available

8. Minooka Park

1927 E. Sunset Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186

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  • Open year-round
  • 4 acres of play space for small dogs
  • 12 acres of play space for large dogs
  • Parking available for a fee
  • Woody areas and trails

9. Katherine Carpenter Dog Park

801 W. Zedler Lane
Mequon, WI 53092

  • 35 acres of unfenced space
  • Has a creek and wooded areas
  • No fee to use the grounds

The Bottom Line

If you're too busy to make it out to one of these amazing dog parks, don't forget about Rover dog walkers who can take your four-legged friend on a fun excursion. These 9 Milwaukee parks are too good to miss!