Dog Exercise Areas Now Open

Dog lovers and their pups have fun roaming the park on Saturday, April 26 (Sarah Millard/Patch)
Dog lovers and their pups have fun roaming the park on Saturday, April 26 (Sarah Millard/Patch)
If you want your four-legged friend to have a place where he or she can roam and run without running away or breaking city ordinances, you might want to check out the dog exercise areas in Minooka Park in Waukesha and Nashotah Park in Delafield.

While dogs are not allowed -- even with a leash -- in most city parks, most county parks allow dogs on leashes. However, Minooka and Nashotah have a special, fenced-in section to allow your dogs to roam and play.


  • You need a park sticker. It's $4/day or $28/year if you are a Waukesha County resident.
  • Clean up after your dog. The parks have baggies for you to clean up after your pooch, but it's still a good idea to bring your own in case the park runs out.
  • Your dog needs to be on a leash when you are on the trails and any place outside of the dedicated dog park area.

Have fun! Tell us about your experiences at the dog park in the comments!
Mr Lundt April 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Oh great Sarah---now everyone is going to go! The park at Minooka is outstanding. 98% of the people that bring the dogs are great---so be on guard for the 2%! Huge park and utilizing the walking trains make for a tired dog!(and owner)
Sarah Millard April 27, 2014 at 11:35 PM
I checked it out for the first time on Saturday with my dog, Dwight. I've had him for about 6 weeks, but he had a blast running around! I just wish dogs were allowed in parks with leashes -- it would be nice to take the pup to Frame Park for a walk (with baggies, of course...gross!!). Oh well, at least he can play at Minooka :)
John April 29, 2014 at 09:44 AM
My favorite Waukesha location. My Pitbull, Cal LOVES it there.


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