Dog Friendly Activities in Springfield, VA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Springfield, and 183 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 Springfield.

Pet Friendly South Run Dog Park
South Run Dog Park This fenced dog park is a convenient place to bring your pet for a bit of off-leash exercise. Includes shade trees and varied terrain. See Details
Pet Friendly Lake Accotink Trail
Lake Accotink Trail Lake Accotink Trail is pet-friendly. The trail on the north side of the lake, as well as the paved trail downstream from the lake, are part of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail which traverses Fairfax County. To protect the forest habitat, users should stay on established trails and avoid creating new ones. Dogs must be leashed and all mess cleaned up after them. See Details
Lake Accotink Park 493-acre park with a 55-acre lake for boating and a four-mile hiking trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails. See Details
Shirlington Dog Park Shirlington Dog Park is a very large park with gates that lead to a stream. The park has separate areas for large and small dogs to play, and is a well-maintained area with lots and lots of room for running. Shirlington Dog Park is open daily from sunrise - sunset. See Details
National Mall Bordered by the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Memorial, and the Capitol Building, the National Mall is great for running, walking, picnics, and playing a game of frisbee with Fido. However, dogs must be leashed, so make it a long one. See Details
Monumental History Hike (Day/Night) 'Monumental History Hike (Day/Night)' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rob. Bring Fido along on this small group tour of the famous monuments along the National Mall and Tidal Basin. Hear about the history of the sites and the city. Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the monuments, so be prepared to have to wait a few minutes outside. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 12 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Great Falls: Billy Goat Trail Pets are welcome to join you on-leash as you stroll through sections B & C of this lovely park which features waterfalls and rapids. See Details
Cabin John Dog Park Bring your pet down to this fenced, off-leash dog park for a chance to make friends and play. See Details
US National Arboretum Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you explore the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Enjoy the 446 acres of gardens with your canine companion. Dogs are not allowed on tram tours of the arboretum but you can drive through the grounds or walk with your pet. See Details
Vienna Dog Park The Vienna Dog Park is located at 700 Courthouse Rd, SW. The parking lot is off of Old Courthouse Road. If the lot is full, patrons can park up the hill at the Nottoway Park basketball courts. The Vienna Dog Park offers a doggie & human water fountain, fully shaded Woodchip surface, fully fenced area that's 5 ft high with double gates, and agility equipment (ramp, hoop, hurdles). See Details
Duke Street Dog Park This large, fenced, grassy dog park is a wonderful place to bring your pet to play off-leash. There are plenty of toys on hand, but bring your own water. See Details
Potomac Heritage Trail The Potomac Heritage Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Potomac Heritage Trail. 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
Dog Run Park at Carlyle Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, grass, gravel, benches, and drinking water. See Details
Rock Creek Park 1,754 acres that lie north of the National Zoo. Has hiking and horseback riding trails, Peirce Mill, The Old Stone House, and a tennis arena. Lots of green space in the bustle of the city. Leashed dogs are allowed. See Details
Glencarlyn Park Your pet will love the chance to cool off on a hot day in the stream at this designated off-leash area. Be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Lincoln Memorial On a tour of historical Washington, D.C. sites, make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial. Only small dogs that can be carried are welcome on the steps of the Memorial. However, they are not permitted inside the Memorial. See Details
Grist Mill Dog Park This small, 1-acre dog park is fully fenced and covered in a special blue landscaping dust to reduce mud. Includes shade trees and benches. See Details
Prince William County Dog Park Great new dog park in Woodbridge. Has a separate small dog area, benches, a picnic table, agility equipment, and poop-bags and trashcans. Located between Colby Dr. and Sturbridge Rd. See Details
Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past Walking Tours While visiting the historic hometown of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, you and your pooch can take advantage of one of Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past's many walking tours. Offering a combined total of 100 years experience in Alexandria, they are able to take you beyond the ordinary and let you in on little-known but revealing stories about well-known historical figures. It's both entertaining and educational, so it makes for a great event for visitors of all ages. They offer many variations of tours to suite your personal style and needs. Your dog is welcome to join at no extra cost, but must be under owner's control and leashed at all times. See Details
LUSH Handmade Cosmetics LUSH is a company that produces handmade, fresh bath and beauty products. Dogs are welcome to join their owners while they shop. See Details
Potomac Riverboat Company Canine Cruises Head out on the water with your pooch on the Potomac Riverboat Company's Canine Cruises. From April to October, Fido can enjoy a 45-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport in the company of other canine-loving humans and their furry best friends. Fresh water and tasty treats are provided onboard. One dog is permitted per passenger and dogs must be leashed at all times, on a leash no longer than 6 feet. For dates and ticket prices, check Potomac Riverboat Company's official website. See Details
Rock Creek Park Trails The Rock Creek Park Trails is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Washington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rock Creek Park Trails. 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
Rock Hill District Dog Park This popular off-leash dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area. Be sure to bring water for your pet. See Details