Park Before The Dogs


Old Original Mission Statement:
To establish a fenced in, off leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens and their persons can exercise in a clean, safe, environment without endangering or annoying other humans, property, or wildlife. To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park’s posted rules and restrictions. To view this park as a community asset designed to satisfy the needs of dog owners and non-dog owner alike.

Founders of the Dog Park




New 2018 Mission Statement:

Where New 2018 Mission Will Take Us -
We the Shepard Dog Park Group, Inc. believe our park is a vital community asset that must be well maintained and operated. Our focus is to educate people about safe behavior around dogs. To keep an open line of communication with the Rhinelander Parks Department, we share a commitment to enhance the dog park experience in this safe, beautiful setting with private funding and donations. Our park is a volunteer based non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.



Please Donate To Help Keep Our Beautiful Park Looking Its Best!

We are solely funded by your donations. Please make checks payable to:

Shepard Dog Park Group, Inc.

and mail to:

Shepard Dog Park Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 1411
Rhinelander, WI 54501


We are a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation. Check with your accountant to see if your
donation is tax deductible.