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Park Rules

  • Alcohol-Free Parks

    Several Madison Parks prohibit alcohol and a number prohibit alcohol unless a permit is obtained in advance such as: Brittingham Park, Demetral Park, James Madison Park, Lake Edge Park, Olbrich Park, Reynolds Park and Tenney Park. See Madison General Ordinance 8.24 for a full list of parks and details and MGO 8.40 for conservation park preservation rules.

  • Dogs

    Leashed and licensed dogs are allowed in most Madison parks with a permit. A number of parks are designated as dog free, in addition to specific locations such as conservation parks, near playgrounds and splash parks among other areas. See Dog Free Parks for more information.

  • Glass

    Glass is not allowed in any park.

  • Parking

    Driving or parking motorized vehicles is not allowed on the grass and is subject to a citation.

  • Trash & Recycling

    Leave no trace. Put trash in its place. Use trash and recycle receptacles where provided. In those that do not, please take home all recyclables and trash, including dog waste.

Conservation Park Rules

Madison Parks offers 19 uniquely managed conservation parks to further protect native species and wildlife. Visit Conservation Parks for more information.