Friends of Winnebago County Dog Parks, Inc.(FWCDP) is the friends group that supports Best Friends Dog Park, located in Winnebago County Community Park, Oshkosh WI.
FWCDP was established at the request of Winnebago County Parks Department (WCPD) in February 2011. It was estimated in 2012 that there are over 100,000 users at Best Friends Dog Park annually. Due to the heavy usage an additional park is needed. WCPD has been trying to build another dog park in Winnebago County for the 12 years prior. Various lands were located and nothing could be closed so it was decided to ask for the help of the public. In early 2011 public meetings were held to gauge interest. Later that spring, the group FWCDP was formed and a board was elected. Then early summer FWCDP became a legal entity and 501(3)(c) paperwork was filed.
The summer of 2011, the friends group cleaned up Best Friends Dog Park, inside and out and raised up the path from the front gate to the back section as much as 18 inches in places providing an alternative to wet feet.