Maps and Directions to Quann Dog Park:

The Quann off-leash dog park is an ~40 acre area, centrally located in Madison between John Nolen Drive and Park St.  It is tucked away between Olin Ave on the north, the Alliant Energy Center & Quann-Olin Parkway on the east, Bram St on the south and Wingra Creek Parkway on the west.  It is just east across Wingra Creek from the new Goodman Pool.

If you are lucky enough to be within walking distance of Quann dog park, you can walk on-leash on the bike paths from Bram St (next to the viaduct) on the south. From Olin Ave on the north, the (closed) bike path east of the creek leads to the path/creek off-leash corridor.  The bike/pedestrian path on the west side of Wingra creek (along Wingra Creek Parkway) takes you to the main field over the bridge, or the south end of the path/creek off-leash corridor.  If you are coming from Alliant Energy Center just cross Quann-Olin Parkway to one of several gates along that side. 

PARKING

There are two parking lots adjacent to the dog park both accessed from Olin Ave.  

1.  Parking is available at the end of Wingra Creek Parkway at the Goodman Park Facilities building.  Cross the pedestrian bridge over Wingra Creek.  This entry provides easy access to the main field through the double gates entry or turn left and enter the path/creek corridor section of the dog park. 

2. The Quann parking lot is at the end of Quann-Olin Parkway.  Follow the signs to the Quann Tennis Complex.

A small number of unpaved spaces are also available adjacent to the community gardens on Bram St. but you will need to walk on-leash past the Quann Community Gardens and the Quann soccer field before you reach the off-leash dog park.

Parking may become an issue at the Wingra Creek Parkway parking lot in the summer when the Goodman pool is open and the softball diamonds are in use.  Additionally, during some Alliant Energy Center events Quann-Olin Parkway may be closed at the Olin Ave entrance or somewhere along its length so that the Quann parking lot cannot be reached from Olin Ave.  When Quann-Olin Parkway is closed off, it may be possible to get to the Quann parking lot from the south via Bram St.  Here are the directions:

From the corner of Park St (US Hwy 151) and Olin Ave (County MC):

  • go south on Park St to the next stop light on Wingra Drive.
  • turn east (left) onto Wingra for one block
  • turn south (right) on Beld for two blocks (to the top of the hill)
  • turn east (left) on Bram St and go under the railroad bridge
  • immediately after the underpass, go left/straight onto the gravel road at the Quann gardens (still Bram St) and keep going all the way to the end past the tennis courts.
  • turn north (left) onto Quann-Olin Parkway(this gate is normally closed but AEC is supposed to open it if QOP is closed from the north.)
  • turn left (west) into the parking lot

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