About the Fitchburg Dog Park

The Fitchburg Dog Park is approved for construction at the city-owned land at the corner of South Fish Hatchery Road and Irish Lane in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

5564 Irish Lane
Fitchburg, WI 53711

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The Fitchburg Dog Park site plan approved by the City of Fitchburg Planning Commission on 3/21/17 and the Common Council on 3/28/17.

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The dog park will be located in a centralized location.

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Park Name Celebrates Local History

On March 14, the Fitchburg City Council voted unanimously for the park at the northeast corner of Irish Lane and Fish Hatchery Road to be named “Sunnyside Park.” The name celebrates Fitchburg’s rich agricultural history and honors the Wilke family who lived and worked in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg resident Maxine Wilke, now 95, owned and operated the successful Sunnyside Hatchery with her husband on the park land. The Wilkes were also involved in The Fitchburg Club organizing community events. Maxine was in attendance with her grandson Chris Hammen at the Council Meeting when the name Sunnyside Park was approved.

Read a recent Fitchburg Star article

Amenities

Basic Needs

  • Parking
  • Kiosk with signage – bulletin board, permits, etiquette and rules
  • 5′ fencing – including double gate at entry
  • Waste bag stations, refuse and recycling cans
  • Fire hydrant (not connected)
  • Crushed limestone paths

Additional Features

  • Benches and picnic table for seating
  • Tree plantings
  • Rain garden
  • Bicycle rack
  • Agility equipment *
  • Leash holder *
  • Hydration station / water fountain *
  • Solar safety light *

* As funds allow