The McCormick Greenway Dog Park can be found in the Washington Manor Park in the city of Madison, Wisconsin. There is ample parking available in the main park's lot. This is a narrow, elongated run specially designated for the off-leash exercising of dogs. It is bordered with a welded wire mesh fencing which is marginally above waist height. There is a small, double gated staging area for leashing and unleashing dogs. There is no separate section cordoned off for small breeds.
The off-leash area of the McCormick Greenway Dog Park has a grassed surface. The boundaries of the off-leash area encompass several large, mature trees which offer great shade for pets in sunny weather. They also provide some useful communal scent marking spots for doggy diversion.
The city of Madison authorities require all users of the dog park to pre-purchase either an annual or daily dog park permit. Annual permits which cost around $35 are available on-line and daily permits, at approximately $5, can be purchased at a kiosk next to the dog park. There are discounted fee prices for seniors or the disabled. A permit must be purchased, as well as a standard dog licence, for on-leash parks as well. Visitors to Madison are also expected to comply with these rules and must purchase a permit and dog license before exercising their dog either on or off leash in the city. Dogs under five months of age are not permitted entrance to the off-leash parks for rabies vaccination reasons.
There is no water fountain installed at the McCormick Greenway Dog Park. Owners must take their own bottled water and drinking bowl. Poop bags are provided, but the authorities recommend pet owners also carry their own supply in case of depletion. Owners are obliged by law to clean up after their pets in all public spaces and to dispose of their pet's waste responsibly. Suitable containers are provided for this purpose at the dog park.
Once a year, usually the last Saturday in March, the Madison authorities hold a dog park clean-up day with which they invite volunteers to participate. There is also one day a year which is permit free. The date is published on the Madison Parks website.