A permit is required to use the off-leash exercise areas that are run by Milwaukee County. Annual permits, based on calendar year, can be purchased or daily passes are available at the dog exercise areas.

All dogs must be licensed, with proof of current rabies immunization, by your respective municipality in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 174.07 and Milwaukee County Ordinance 29.01 before entering any Milwaukee County Park System Off-leash Dog Exercise Area.

If you have questions about licensing your dog, please contact the municipality in which you reside or visit the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission’s website.

Failure to comply could result in fines (Wisconsin State Statute 174.15).

2017 Fees for Milwaukee County Residents:

  • Annual Dog Tag – $25
  • Senior & Person with disability Annual Dog Tag – $15
  • Additional dog – $5
  • Daily pass – $5

2017 Fees for Non-Residents:

  • Annual – $30
  • Senior & Person with disability Annual Dog Tag – $20
  • Additional dog – $10
  • Daily pass – $5


Purchase your Dog Exercise Area Permit Online


Or complete the application EXCEPT for the Credit Card Payment Section. Fax or email the completed form and call the Public Services Office at (414) 257-8005 with your credit card information.


Or you can purchase a permit in person at any of these locations:

Parks Administration – Public Services Office
9480 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 257-8005

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, WI 53130

Wilson Recreation Center
4001 S 20th street, Milwaukee, WI 53221

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