About Quann Park:
Quann Park is an old landfill site best known as Madison’s Premiere off-leash dog park. But Quann Park is more than just the off-leash dog park. We share this roughly 70-acre park with tennis courts, a community garden, a bike/pedestrian path and city facilities. The off-leash dog park is the largest part of the acreage, but is also the part of the park taken over by the Alliant Energy Center for alternate uses. (For park closure information see our News page .)
The off-leash dog area is divided into two sections. The main field is completely enclosed with a 4 foot chain link fence around the perimeter. A smaller semi-enclosed section gives access to Wingra Creek and contains a blacktopped path for handicapped accessibility.
About the Quann Park Lease
Quann Park is "owned" by the city, but is currently "leased" to the county. There are additional jurisdictions by the DNR and the city engineering department related to the landfill. These multiple controlling entities make the politics for Quann off-leash dogpark very complicated. The main concern for dog park users is the periodic take-over of the park by the Alliant Energy Center for overflow parking or other AEC events. See the news page for anticipated closure dates.