Dog Parks

For Our Best Friends!  

Dane County Parks was one of the first park systems in the nation to develop off-leash dog exercise areas. Off-leash dog parks are available at Badger Prairie, Capital Springs Recreation AreaIndian Lake, Prairie Moraine, Token Creek, Viking, and Yahara Heights County Parks.  Visit all seven dog parks and discover your favorite.

Save the Date!

Barks for Parks! Dog Park Fundraiser
Sunday, June 25, 2017   


Dogs are welcome in all county parks with the purchase of a daily or annual permit -- permits may be purchased at the parks or online at, a current municipal dog license is required. County dog permits are also good for the cities of Madison, Middleton, and Sun Prairie dog parks. Please note that dogs must be leashed at all times except within the off-leash dog exercise areas and that dog-walking is prohibited on groomed cross-country ski trails when snow is present.

Please note: All camper reservations/registrations will now automatically include a daily dog permit good for the duration of the stay.