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Dog Friendly Activities in Mechanicsville, VA

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Mechanicsville, and 37 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Mechanicsville.

Pet Friendly Pole Green Dog Park
Pole Green Dog Park This 1.2-acre dog park, established in 2015, is the second dog park in Hanover County. The dog park has two water stations, several waste stations, a time-out pen, and benches. Pole Green Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year. See Details
Pet Friendly Stony Point Fashion Park
Stony Point Fashion Park Stony Point Fashion Park is a dog-friendly shopping area in Richmond, VA. Each dog must be in either a carrier or on a leash no longer than 3 feet. Dog comfort stations are located throughout the center (drinking stations and bag dispensers). All of the dog friendly merchants display a "Welcome Dog" sign on their store fronts. A few of the merchants "Welcome Small Dogs" only. Stony Point Fashion Park also features a Dog Park, which gives dogs and their owners a place to meet and run off-leash in a safe, dog-friendly enclosed area. See Details
Three Notch'd Brewing Company - RVA Collab House Three Notch'd Brewing Company - RVA Collab House is pet-friendly. Located in the fermentation-centric neighborhood of Scott’s Addition, the RVA Collab House features beers brewed hand in hand with local restaurants, homebrewers, nonprofits, musicians, artists, businesses, and more on a 3.5 barrel brew system. Their 12 taps feature these locally crafted collaborations along with award winning flagships. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you inside and out. Three Notch'd Brewing Company - RVA Collab House is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Hanover Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at Hanover Dog Park in Ashland, VA. This 1-acre clean, grass-covered dog park features agility equipment, water stations and benches. See Details
Short Pump Dog Park Short Pump Dog Park is located within Short Pump Park in Henrico, VA. The park features separate play areas for small and large dogs. Synthetic grass is used to cover the ground in each section. There is also a short trail that traverses through the center of the park. See Details
Blue Bee Cider Blue Bee Cider Co in Richmond, VA, welcomes friendly, leashed dogs on their patio. Stop in and order a pint or try a flight with Fido by your side. Blue Bee is also home to Truckle Cheesemongers brick and mortar location. Come grab some delicious grilled cheeses or a cheese board to pair with your cider. Outside food is permitted Monday-Thursday. See Details
Chester Dog Park at Goyne Park Chester Dog Park at Goyne Park is pet-friendly. This dog park is a great place to bring Fido for an off-leash stretch of the legs. The first phase features a small dog run and an eight-foot wide walking path that winds for 220-feet. There's also an 80-foot release foyer area. There are plans to add an agility course and large dog run too. The large dog run is now open, with water access in place at the start of 2020. See Details
RVA Paddlesports RVA Paddlesports is pet-friendly. If you're looking to raft or kayak on the James River, then you've come to the right place. One of the most popular activities in Virginia's capital, RVA gives you the chance to explore the water with your pooch by your side. Dogs are welcome, but you're advised to bring a lifejacket with you for them to use. RVA Paddlesports is open every day of the week from 8am to 7pm. See Details
Church Hill Dog Park at Chimborazo Park The 30-acre, dog-friendly Chimborazo Park in Richmond, VA, is home to National Battlefield Park headquarters and one of Richmond's most unique statues, a miniature of the Statue of Liberty. The park is also home to Church Hill Dog Park on the eastern lower terrace of the park. The Dog Park includes separate areas for small and large dogs. Dogs are welcome leashed outside of the dog park area, but can be unleashed within the dog park fence. See Details
Dorey Dog Park Dorey Park has an off-leash dog park, 1 acre in size, with 5 foot enclosed fence with two areas – one for small dogs and the other for larger dogs. See Details
Stone Brewing Taproom Stone Brewing Taproom is a dog-friendly establishment. They serve up a selection of delicious beers throughout the year, constantly changing depending on the season. Their long list includes special and one-time releases, and periodic archived vintages in bottles, kegs, and growlers. Their novelty items section even includes branded dog treats for Fido to eat while you enjoy a beer. Stone Brewing Taproom is open Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Phideaux Field at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church This lovely private off-leash dog park is rarely crowded, which means your pet will have plenty of room to play. Bowls provided but bring water. See Details
Richmond SPCA Gift Shop The best part about shopping at the Richmond SPCA? Your purchases directly benefit orphaned pets in our shelter. Named in honor of a wonderful person and benefactor, Lora Robins, our shop has many wonderful gifts for pets and pet lovers. We will also place special orders for our valued customers. Our prices are excellent, our staff are knowledgeable, and our selection of high-quality merchandise can?t be beat!

Pets are welcome in our store. Please note that we recommend puppies be at least 6 months of age and up-to-date on their shots before visiting the Richmond SPCA.
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James River Your pet will love to join you as you stroll through this beautiful riverside park. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is dog-friendly. Their motto is to brew with pawpose, maybe it's purpose, and that's exactly what they do, providing visitors with a vast selection of beers to choose between on draft and a number of canned options to take away, too. Their outdoor beer garden is a great place to hang out, with plenty of activities to indulge in, like bocce ball and corn hole. Hardywood is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 1pm to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Barker Field at Byrd Park Barker Field at Byrd Park in Richmond, VA, is a large, off-leash dog park that is fully fenced and includes bench swings, shade, and drinking water in-season. Be sure to bring water in cooler months. See Details
Strangeways Brewing Strangeways Brewing is home to a pet-friendly biergarten. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the patio, as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. You can enjoy one of the 36 unique beers that they offer on tap, including IPAs, Belgian Whites and more. Grab a bite to eat from one of the rotating food trucks. The brewery also runs multiple events a year that raise money for various dog charities, including a big event in the Fall, a big event in the Spring and monthly Yappy Hours. See Details
New Kent Winery New Kent Winery is pet-friendly. This beautiful vineyard is located about 30 minutes outside of Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond. You and your pooch are welcome to sit on the patio, porch or any outdoor space together to ample their delicious wine and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. They are open every day of the week from 11am to 6pm. See Details
Center of the Universe Brewing Company Center of the Universe Brewing Company welcome you and Fido to their outdoor patio in Ashland, VA. The location on Air Park Road has shaded picnic tables, corn hole boards and live music. Spurned from a hobby which quickly became an obsession, COTU Brewing produce an ever-evolving spectrum of ale styles, each crafted with the finest all-natural ingredients. Releasing a new beer each and every month, take a seat on the patio to sip a can of Brewski Lager, Monkey's Uncle Lemongrass Tripel, or Chameleon IPA. See Details
Buskey Cider Fido is welcome to join you inside or at an outdoor table at Buskey Cider, a dog-friendly cidery in Richmond, VA. Enjoy a variety of classic and creative ciders, including a soft serve ice cream cider! Be sure to check their website for upcoming events! Dogs must be leashed. See Details
Strangeways Brewing Strangeways Brewing RVA-Scott’s Addition is home to a pet-friendly Biergarten. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the patio, as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash. You can enjoy one of the 36+ unique beers that they offer on tap, including IPAs, lagers, Belgian styles, sours, dark beers, specialty beers, ciders, nitro coffee, Kombucha, and more. Grab a bite to eat from rotating food trucks or our local snack foods available onsite. The brewery also runs multiple events a year that raise money for various dog charities, including a big event in the Fall, a big event in the Spring and monthly Yappy Hours. See Details
A Photo Safari 'A Photo Safari' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cherita. You and your pooch will go on a one-mile walking photoshoot tour into the Fan Neighborhood to discover great murals and capture great pictures. Your host will bring a tripod along and help you set up shots. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 15 and up. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Northside Dog Park Two large fenced areas (not dog-size specific) feature several picnic tables inside and several benches outside. Not much shade, but room for plenty of dogs to run. No water tap, but water jugs delivered. Adjacent to the Henderson Sports Complex behind Henderson Middle School off Old Brook Road and Azalea Avenue. Turn off Old Brook right next to the Northside YMCA building and follow about 1/4 mile to the parking area. See Details
Chester Linear Park The Chester Linear Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chester! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chester Linear Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details