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Thorndike Field

NEW Off-Leash Dog Park in Arlington, MA! It just opened on May 21, 2012.
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BringFido Guest Rating

Thorndike Field has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Laura
    More than a year ago
    Best park in mass

    I love this park so much. I take my dog here and even though she's shy the dogs are well behaved. People are super friendly. Love that there is water right there. I drive about 30 mins to get here but it's so worth it. I wish we had something like this in my city. Also, I never seem to have a problem with the gravel they put down. My dog runs on it just fine.

  • Kayla
    More than a year ago
    Great park in a great area!

    I just moved to Medford and this was the closest (and nicest) looking dog park I could find. It is in a super pretty area with a soccer field, a play ground, and walking trails. This park has a lot of shade and places for people to sit. There isn't an overwhelming amount of exciting surfaces for the dogs to play on (mostly just gravel and some concrete) but there was plenty of space to run around. I am definitely coming here again!

  • Milo
    More than a year ago
    Great Park!!

    This was the first off leash park I've taken my 5 month old puppy. He did wonderful! The dogs and owners were super friendly, and the park was well kept! I felt happy to know my pup had space to do his thing and not have to worry about any safety issues. I will be returning more often to this park for sure!!

  • Gina
    More than a year ago
    great park

    My friend and I brought our dogs here for the first time. They both loved it. The park is a decent size and there's plenty of benches for us pawrents to sit. Everyone there was super nice. We'll definitely be back again!

  • Jack
    More than a year ago
    Great find!

    Just visited this park .It was very accommodating even for our 10 mos .old shar-rpei pup ,he blended in with the pack and although it was a short stay he was satisfied! friendly people ,behaved pets ,enclosed for pet safety ,shade ,seating & H2O !

  • Elizabeth
    More than a year ago
    Perfect dog park!

    We have an adequate fenced yard but my dog LIVES to play with other dogs, so we drive around testing out various fenced parks. (She's a puppy and not quite ready for unfenced recreation.) Thorndike field dog park is my favorite. Plenty of free parking, adequate shaded seating for owners, trash cans and running water with large communal bowls. Someone else complained about the gravel but I personally prefer gravel to sand or dusty wood chips because my dog stays clean. Two thumbs up!

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    park? more like a prison yard

    This isn't a favorite for the dog parks in Massachusetts. The gravel makes it difficult for my dog to run around as gravel gets stuck in his paws. Also the gravel gets extremely hot in summer and subzero in the winter months. I wish it was dirt or mulch.

  • Henry
    More than a year ago

    Amazing, amazing park! Shaded benches, fresh water, fun obstacles for my energetic puppy to climb over, under and through! So far, most people that we've met here are super friendly and I always enjoy having good conversation with the other owners. The park is large enough that when 20-30 dogs are here, they can break off into their own groups (rambunctious wrestlers, quieter sniffers, etc) and still have plenty of place to play and feel comfortable. All types of puppy personalities come here but I've never seen or had any issues with other dogs. Most owners seem to be very responsible and keep an eye on their pups, so that helps keep everything under control as well!

    THANK YOU, City of Arlington! I would honestly PAY out of my pocket to keep this park running and clean. Absolutely and oasis for every local pup!

  • Cooper
    More than a year ago

    They thought of absolutely everything, kudos to the people behind opening this dog park!! From the 2 fresh water fountains, to the obstacles, separate fenced in area for shy or very petite visitors, the big tree in the center to seating for humans....they thought of absolutely everything. We love this place!!

  • Rachael
    More than a year ago
    Best Dog Park Ever!!!

    OMG!!!! So worth the 40 minute drive; HUGE fenced area with obstacles and water fountain!!! Near other sports fields, and trails!!! Great parking, easy to find, and the only one like it near us!!!

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