As of Tuesday, November 25th, the Winter Dog Park is open. The warm-weather dog park is now closed for the season.
New for the winter:
*Porta-potty will remain on-site!
*Individual dog waste containers have been removed. All users are asked to place waste bags in the dumpster.
Winter Dog Park
The "Friends of the Dog Park" have raised enough money to fence in an additional 4.7 acres that is used exclusively for a winter dog park area. The installation of 1,000 feet of 6 foot high fencing was completed in October, 2010, and a pedestrian gate and sally-port were completed. The plowing of the parking area, the waste removal are being resolved and we need volunteers to keep the gates clear of snow. Because the dog park was created and is operated with donations only, we were required to build the addition with donations. So we need your help with on going expenses. If you want to donate to the dog park winter expansion please send your donation to: "Winter Dog Park Expansion", Outagamie County Parks, Department PP10, 1375 E. Broadway Drive, Appleton, WI 54913. Major contributors of $100, $200, $500, will be recognized with a plaque with a short text of your choice that will be displayed on the Donor Wall of Recognition in the dog park. Donation Form
You are still required to pickup after your dog in the winter months.
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The 17 acre site is fenced in for the purpose of exercising your dog without the use of a leash. It is located at the corner of French Road and Highway "OO" (Northland Ave).
The hours for the Dog Park are from 7 am to dusk. Winter park hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dogs must have all their shots, must be registered, non-aggressive and under control by their owners. DO NOT bring in people food and always pick up after your dog.
There is parking for 50 cars and a porta-potty is provided during the summer months. Bags are available for those who may have forgotten their bags but we encourage you to bring your own. Water is not available on site, please bring your own.
The reason for the development of the dog park was to establish an area that would provide dog owners with a place that they could take their dogs for exercise off leash and to socialize their dogs in a safe and secure environment. The dog park operates through donations only. If you want to support the park please put your donation in the tube located at the entrance to south park or send a check to Outagamie County Parks, 1375 E. Broadway Drive, Appleton, WI 54913. Please note on the check that it is for the dog park. Contributors donating over $100 may have their name added to our major contributors board.
Location of the Dog Park
The dog park is located at the corner of French Road and “OO” (Northland Ave) in Grand Chute near Appleton, Wisconsin.
Three Unique Fenced Areas
North Park which is a 5 acre open field area for playing ball or frisbee with your dog. A small covered pole shelter is provided for shade.
South Park is a partially wooded 12 acre area with tall grass and walking trails. Small Dog Area is a small fenced in area for dogs under 17’ tall.
Small dogs are allowed in all 3 areas but larger dogs are not allowed in the small dog area.
Please click here for a list of rules.
- Remind others to pick up after their dogs.
- Share water with other dogs when possible.
- Control children at all times for their own protection.
Friends of the Dog Park
Friends of the Outagamie County Dog Park are volunteers dedicated to raise money and provide improvement of the dog park. Please contact the Outagamie County Parks Department to learn how you can make a difference!
Dog Park Projects & News
Find recent project updates and news on the Projects & News page.
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