Oconomowoc is the town with the highest population of places with its name. The village of Oconomowoc and Oconomowoc Lake, both located nearby, are both smaller. As the top dog in the area, Oconomowoc has it all! This includes seven veterinary clinics and animal hospitals. Though you’ll hopefully never need it, Oconomowoc is the best place to be in case your pup needs a tune up!
Kick off your stay in Oconomowoc with a trip to Lakerz Pub and Eatery for hearty American classics like hot sandwiches and and wraps--and a fantastic view of Fowler Lake from their dog-friendly patio!
If you prefer to go to a park that lets you get away from it all, the Peter Prime Park is a prime spot. This small park’s modest playground is outweighed by its large open field, perfect for dog walking! You can also try Nature Hill Nature Center, where leashed dogs are welcome to walk the trails with you!
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Oconomowoc has considerable natural beauty. A great place to view this is the Fowler Lake Park neighborhood, named after the large park it contains. Fowler Lake Park is a great place to bring a crowd. There’s lots of space here, so you and your pup can explore to your heart’s content! Take the path by the water for a great view of Lake Fowler! This long walk is less than a hike, but more than a stroll down the block, perfect for exercising your dog. Fishing and picnicking are pupular pastimes, but this park does also have basketball courts. Your dog has to stay on leash in Fowler Lake Park.
Oerdering Park in the residential neighborhood of Oconomowoc Heights is a great place to enjoy the water without the crowds. This park features waterfront access! It’s a great place to walk, sit, or take your lunch. Your dog will love the variety of wildlife that call the area home, and as long as you keep him on leash, the natives will be fine with it too! This park is a great option for shy dogs because it lacks a playground facility. It’s a better place to walk your dog and is less prone to crowds than other parks in the area.
Veterans Memorial Park is a great park for quiet reflection, dog walking, and relaxing. The park’s central feature is a tasteful memorial to local and national veterans. The park lacks a playground, and instead focuses on curating a calm space in a busy neighborhood. If you want to get a taste of local Oconomowoc pride, this is the place to do it! The park features a few benches, but lacks full picnic tables, BBQ pits, and so forth. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you in the park for viewing, walking, or relaxing. Please be sure to clean up after your pet in Veterans Memorial Park.
Westover Park in the busy Summit neighborhood of Oconomowoc does double duty as a neighborhood park and community sports center. Tennis courts, basketball courts, and pickle ball courts take up a large area of this park. It also has a small picnic area and a playground. This is a great place to take the family if you’re looking to please everyone’s interests. Dogs will enjoy watching all the varied things to do. They’ll also enjoy the opportunity to romp on the grass and walk around and through Westover Park. If your dog needs less than a full scale hike to burn off energy, this is a great, convenient park to stop by at!
Riverside is home to two great parks! Start with Champion Field. This park is a huge, extremely popular place to play and watch baseball! A variety of leagues host their games here. If your dog doesn’t like crowds, this may not be a good fit! On the other hand, a social dog will love to walk by and get a nose full of the crowd and an ear full of the cheering! Just make sure he doesn’t chase the ball! You can also cross the street to Roosevelt Park. This park also features a baseball diamond, but is less popular and less crowded. Your dog must stay on leash in both parks.