Puppies pack Runaway Dog Park on its last night following FAA shutdown order

OAK CREEK, Wis. – After operating as an off-leash dog park for 15 years, Runaway Dog Park permanently closed Monday night so the land could be used for aviation services.

Following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) orders issued in August, Runaway Dog Park in Oak Creek has closed permanently.

Dan Selan

The park was managed by Milwaukee Country Parks, although the land itself was owned by Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. Due to ownership of the land, it falls under FAA oversight.

It was determined that land owned by the airport should be used for aviation services after reviewing an earlier replan of Mitchell International Airport.

Monday was the last night the dog park was open and Runaway Dog Park was filled with puppies of all breeds. Cars filled the long driveway that led to the park.

Puppies Pack Runaway Dog Park on Its Last Night Open

Dan Selan

Puppies of all breeds seen packing Runaway Dog Park on its last night of opening

Although it is sad to see Runaway Dog Park closing, Milwaukee County Parks has announced that it will include funding in the 2023 Parks Budget for a study to find other lands that may be in the running for Runaway. Dog Park.

If you would like to provide Milwaukee Country Parks with your idea of ​​a new dog park location, you can add a pin to their map on the Runaway Dog Park website.

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