Off-Leash Dog Parks in Bethesda, MD

There are 56 off-leash dog parks in Bethesda, MD. Use the links below to get an overview of each dog park, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Cabin John Dog Park

Bring your pet down to this fenced, off-leash dog park for a chance to make friends and play.

Shirlington Dog Park

Shirlington Dog Park is a very large park with gates that lead to a stream. Separate areas for large and small dogs to play in. Well maintained area with lots and lots of room for running. It's a little hard to find, but definitely worth the hunt.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Montrose Park

Bring your leashed pup to the super dog-friendly Montrose Park, considered one of Washington's best-kept dog-loving secrets.

Olney Manor Recreational Park

Bring your pet to play off-leash at this free, one-acre, fenced dog park. Includes separate area for smaller dogs.

Shaw Dog Park

This 15,000 sf dog park on 11th Street NW between Q and R streets is fully fenced and has separate areas large and small dogs.

Benjamin Banneker Park

Your pet will love the chance to play and socialize off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes water spigot, shade trees, and seats for owners.

Chandon Dog Park

Locals love this friendly dog park, which is fully fenced with lots of trees for shade, waste bags, benches for owners, and plenty of squirrels to chase.

Ben Brenman Dog Park

Pets love to play off-leash in the fenced dog run in this public park, though be sure to bring your own water.

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.

Ridge Road Recreational Dog Park

In June of 2003, Ridge Road Recreational Park in Germantown was the third M-NCPPC park to open a dog exercise area in Montgomery County. This area is approximately a half acre in size and is enclosed with a 6-foot chain link fence. It is a popular meeting spot and exercise area for local dog owners and their canine friends.

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.

Chinquapin Park Dog Run Area

Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of Chinquapin Park near King Street.

S Street Dog Park

Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on S Street.

Founders Park Off Leash Dog Area

Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Dog Playground at Leo E. Wilson Community Park

There is space for both small and large dogs and the shade, benches, grass, and trees make it a nice park to go to.

Baron Cameron Dog Park

This fun off-leash park includes water spigots and a separate area for small dogs. It is located near the baseball field.

Mason District Dog Park

Dogs are welcome off-leash at this Annandale park, supported by the Mason District Dog Opportunity Group. Directions: Beltway Exit 52B(Little River Tpk., Rt. 236) east 3 miles to left at Robert Ave. and right on Alpine Drive and then left into the parking lot entrance.

Towers Dog Park

Pets go wild for this fenced, off-leash dog park with separate small dog area, water spigots, lights for night use, and loads of tennis balls.

Wheaton Regional Dog Park

Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes plenty of shade and benches to relax on.

Green Park Dog Exercise Area

This lovely, fenced, off-leash dog park is split into two sections. One is grassy while the other is gravel, and both include benches and a water fountain.

Fort Ethan Allen Dog Park

This fenced off-leash dog park is known for its friendly locals, drinking water, mulch ground cover, and benches to relax on.

Oakton Blake Lane Dog Park

Pets love getting the chance to play off-leash in this grassy, fenced field. They're especially likely to run into four-legged neighbors after 5 on weekdays.

Rockville Dog Park at King Farm

Rockville pooches will love the chance to play at this residents-only fenced dog park. It's a great place to get some off-leash exercise. Water fountains, was stations, benches, and picnic tables are also available. *In order to keep the Dog Park safe from non-vaccinated and unlicensed dogs, and those not compliant with the rules, the Dog Park is locked and restricted to Rockville residents only whose dog(s) are licensed with the City of Rockville. Dog licensing is handled by the Neighborhood Services/Animal Control Division of the Rockville City Police Department. All dogs older than four months are required to be licensed.*

Monticello Park Off Leash Area

Bring your pet to enjoy a bit of off-leash exercise in the area marked with bollards at this Alexandria park. Be careful as the park is not fenced.

Heurich Dog Park

Pets will love to romp and play off-leash at this Hyattsville dog park, which includes a small dog area, shelter, and benches.

Black Hill Regional Park

Black Hill Regional Park was the second M-NCPPC park to open a Dog Park in Montgomery County. This area is approximately a half acre in size and is enclosed with a 6-foot chain link fence. It is a popular meeting spot and exercise area for local dog owners and their canine friends.

Fort Barnard Dog Park

Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with lights for night use, grass, picnic tables, and a friendly crowd.

Greenbelt Dog Park

Greenbelt residents are welcome to bring their pets to play off-leash at this small, fenced dog run. $5 permit required.

Fort Ward Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in Fort Ward Park, which is located on West Braddock Road in Alexandria.

Clarendon Dog Park

Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes mulch ground cover to reduce mud.

Simpson Stadium Dog Park

Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at the fenced dog run in this popular city park.

The Yards Park

Come experience DC's new waterfront destination and centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood! Located just south of Capitol Hill and to the east of Nationals Ballpark, this thoughtfully designed park is a place to be active or relax and enjoy the outdoors. At the Yards Park you?ll find open grassy areas and well-landscaped outdoor rooms, a waterfall and canal-like water feature, an elevated overlook, an iconic bridge and light sculpture, terraced performance venue, and a riverfront boardwalk. Dogs are welcome off-leash in the designated dog run, but must be leashed in the rest of the park.

Utah Dog Park

Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with water spigot and shady spots.

Walter C Pierce Community Park

Small--but always busy--dog park between Woodley Park and Adams Morgan. Easy to access off of Calvert Street just east of the Duke Ellington bridge.

Barcoft Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in Barcroft Park, which is located on S Four Mile Run Drive in Alexandria.

Walker Mill Regional Park

This 470-acre park has a picnic area, playground, sports fields, and hiking trails. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Wheaton Dog Park

Your pet will love to get some off-leash exercise at this 1/2 acre, fenced dog park, which is a popular spot for local dog owners.

Fort Washington Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in the park and on the trails. Unleashed dogs are subject to a $50 citation. Enjoy views of the lighthouse or old fort. Small admission fee charged from May through October.

Chambliss Street Dog Park

Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

W&OD Railroad Off Leash Dog Area at Mount Jefferson Park

Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Four Mile Run Park Dog Exercise Area

Dogs are welcome off-leash exercise area located at the south end of Four Mile Run Park, near Four Mile Run Park Trail.

Montgomery Park

Montgomery Park is a small little green space that has a dog run, tennis courts, playground, gazebo with picnic tables, and several benches.

Black Hill Regional Dog Park

Bring your pet to hike with you on-leash on the miles of trails in the park, or let them run and play off-leash at the 1/2 acre fenced dog park.

Windmill Hill Park Off Leash Area

Bring your pet to play off-leash in the designated area of this Alexandria park, though be careful as the area is not fenced.

Hooff's Run Dog Park & Greenway

Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Ft. Williams Parkway Off Leash Dog Area

Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Timberbranch Parkway Off Leash Area

Bring your pet to enjoy a bit of off-leash exercise in the area marked with bollards at this Alexandria park. Be careful as the park is not fenced.

Ellsworth Dog Park

Large park with a double-gated entrance and separate areas for small and big dogs. Water is available.

Lake Fairfax Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in campgrounds and on trails unless otherwise marked.

Lake Ridge Park and Marina

Walking trails, playgrounds for the kids, grills for cookouts, gold and mini golf, and boat rentals. Dogs up to 20 lbs are welcome on canoes, and dogs up to 40 lbs are allowed on jonboats. Marina is open weekends in the spring and fall, and weekdays from roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Tarleton Park Off Leash Area

This unfenced exercise area allows dogs plenty of space to stretch their legs. Near Holmes Run Trail.