West Allis Dog Park Project


  • The City of West Allis began formally planning the creation of a dog park in October 2017.
  • In January 2018, a Community Workshop brought together supporters of the dog park to establish two volunteer groups: a workgroup and a fundraising group.
  • The estimated cost of the dog park is $100,000 but will depend upon park amenities, quantity of fencing, and related site work to prepare the site and provide access.
  • Several locations have been considered, however, the location being pursued is located behind the West Allis Police Department at 11301 W. Lincoln Ave. This site is situated upon City-owned land and would be up to 5 acres in area.
  • The proposed dog park will include a small dog area and large dog area to ensure safe play for dogs.
  • Other details of the dog park, such as a possible fee structure, long-term financing, grant opportunities, and other considerations, are still in discussion.
  • As of January 2019, the fundraising group has raised over $20,000 to support the dog park.
  • View the current site plan here.

Get Involved

Upcoming meetings

State of the Dog Park Meeting | RESCHEDULED for Feb. 4, 2019 at 7 p.m.

West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave.

We are hosting a “State of the Dog Park” meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at West Allis City Hall to provide community members with an update on the dog park initiative.  

Tentative agenda:

1.       Dog Park Location Planning & Map – Special Guest Arcadis Engineering

a.       Boundary

b.      Wetland delineation and considerations

c.      Access to the dog park

d.      Small Dog and Large Dog areas

e.      Costs

f.       Permits and timing

2.       Dog park fundraising account balance to date

3.       West Allis Community Improvement Foundation Gala on April 27. We need volunteers! 

If you are unable to attend the meeting but have ideas/thoughts to share, please email Steve Schaer, Manager of Planning and Zoning. 

Past Meeting Information