Wisconsin Rapids Dog Park
The park is approximately 10 acres, located on Saratoga Street, between 24th Street North and 25th Street North. (The site does not yet have an address.) It will have a small dog park and a large dog park, waste stations, drinking water for the pups, and a paved parking lot.
Work is being done to complete the new dog park. So far, clearing and fence installation have been completed. Grass seed has been spread and is starting to grow. (Please refrain from using the dog park before it opens - we want to establish healthy grass growth to reduce the amount of mud at the park.) The parking lot has been poured. Stayed tuned for an official opening date and ribbon cutting ceremony!
A site was selected for the approximately 10-acre dog park in 2022 and staff conducted appropriate research to ensure the site would work well as a dog park. On November 14, 2022, the Parks and Recreation Commission voted in favor of moving forward with the dog park plans and expenditures, including clearing and grubbing and installation of fencing, not to exceed $130,000, which is being funded by room tax revenues. Room tax revenues are collected from all of the city’s lodging establishments and tourist rooming houses.
How to Donate
While the necessities for the project are fully funded by room tax revenues, the public is encouraged to consider providing financial donations to help furnish the dog park with a pavilion, agility equipment, park signage and more.
Checks can be mailed to:
City of Wisconsin Rapids
Attn: Finance Department
444 W Grand Ave.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
*Include note that the check is for "Dog Park"
Or online at:
*Donations to the City of Wisconsin Rapids are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with a tax advisor.
Sponsorship opportunities may include:
This list is not meant to be exclusive! Please reach out to the Parks and Recreation Department directly to discuss sponsorship opportunities and ideas.
Jake Klingforth, Parks and Buildings Superintendent
At this time memorial benches are available to purchase. Staff are developing additional ideas for memorial opportunities at the dog park. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department to learn more.
Dawn Desorcy, Recreation Supervisor
Help Name the Dog Park!!
This opportunity is open to anyone in the Wisconsin Rapids community. You may vote only once, between September 12 through September 19 at 8 a.m., for the dog park name that you think is PAW-mazing. Read the press release HERE. The choices are:
From August 1 through September 1, the public submitted 296 dog park names to the City of Wisconsin Rapids. Staff worked together to narrow the list down to six top choices, based on the appropriateness and marketability of the names. On September 11, the Parks and Recreation Commission discussed the list provided by staff and selected three park names for the public to vote on. The name selected for the dog park will be used on park signage, marketing and branding materials, and website.
The dog park’s name will be announced at the ribbon cutting ceremony in October.