The best dog parks in Waunakee are down the street from Lamphouse Apartments! Each park closes at 10 PM, but a couple may fit your schedule better if you’re an early riser. Take a look at the list below and take your dog out for a fun-filled day!
Middleton Dog Park and Exercise Area
Head West on Main Street/WI-113 for six blocks. At the traffic circle, take the third exit for South Century Avenue/County Highway Q. Follow Century Avenue until you see signs for Dorn Creek and Dorn Creek Fishery Area (South of the intersection of Highways Q and K).
You will approach an unnamed road on your right. After you turn down the unnamed road, follow it to the end, and you will arrive at Middleton Dog Park and Exercise Area.
The large, wide-open field makes an excellent place for your pooch to socialize and run through tall grass. Sensitive paws may want to wear booties for the gravel and wood chip paths; however, there are grass paths.
The three-quarter-mile loop surrounds the open field, and you can test your dog’s agility skills with the fenced-in obstacle course. A bench and shade at the entrance provide a place for you and your dog to cool off, and poop bags are available should you forget yours at home.
Yahara Heights Dog Park
This 20-acre dog park packs a bunch! Yahara Heights Dog Park offers an exercise area, hiking trails, and a kayak and canoe launch.
Dogs love walking off-leash on the wood chip and dirt trails before jumping off the dock on a hot summer day. Yahara Heights Dog Park is located inside the 141-acre Yahara Heights County Park, making it one of the best dog parks in Waunakee.
The park is adjacent to Cherokee Marsh, Dane County’s largest wetland, and falls under Lake Mendota’s Watershed. The 3,000 feet of water in the upper Yahara basin serves as a wildlife habitat preserve, fish spawning location, and water sedimentation area for Lake Mendota.
Warner Dog Park
Warner Park stretches an impressive 213 acres, with roughly 37 acres making up the off-leash dog park. The dog park offers visitors benches, fencing, and poop bags; however, there is no water fountain or shelter.
Dogs are permitted to swim in the lagoon, but the water is not tested. Please check water conditions before allowing your dog to swim.