Off-Leash Dog Parks in Boston, MA

There are 59 off-leash dog parks in Boston, MA. Use the links below to get an overview of each dog park, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Peter's Park

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This new, fenced, off-leash dog park includes a separate area for smaller dogs, benches to rest and relax on, and plenty of clean gravel. This park is over 13,000 square feet which includes a 3,000 square feet small dog area.

Medway Off Leash Dog Park

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The Medway Dog Park was an idea conceived by Tim Dumas who, at that time, was 15 years old, a resident of Medway and a dog lover. Tim recognized that because of tough leash laws, dogs in Medway had no place to go to get the exercise they really need. Tim's dream was to build a park where dogs could run free, unleashed, and not be in violation of the Town's leash law. Tim planned to make this a community service project to complete a requirement for him to advance in rank to Eagle Scout. Tim undertook the research and planning all the details for such a facility. After much planning, he sought approvals from the various town boards and received unanimous approval from the Medway Board of Selectmen in the fall of 2001. With support from his family and friends, Tim undertook the laborious task of gathering materials and enlisting volunteers. His father, Gary Dumas, assisted Tim by helping him manage and coordinate this enormous project. They discovered many local businesses, organizations, and citizens in Medway extremely willing to offer their services and financial support for the Medway Dog Park. Tim's plans included the preservation a piece of Medway history by protecting the historical landmark at the park. Permission was granted by the Medway Parks Commissioners and the Medway Board of Selectmen to allow Tim to back fill a stone foundation with sand to prevent further erosion and collapse. The top stone layer of the foundation remains in view. This foundation marks the site of the home of Medway's first settler, Henry Garnsey, circa 1700. The stone foundation is fenced in to further preserve the site. Adjacent is a three sided wooden structure which serves as a message board and an emergency storm shelter from the elements while at the park. Tim also wanted to include a monument to Medway residents. "The Star Spangled Banner" now waves at the intersection of Village and Cottage Streets in a memorial park for noteworthy town residents. Two plaques commemorate those who have served in the fire and police departments. The hard work of this young man has paid off because now, thanks to the hard work of Tim Dumas, the residents of Town of Medway can enjoy the Medway Dog Park along with their dogs.

Carleton Court Dog Park

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This simple, fenced dog park is set in a beautiful area, making it a lovely place for your pet to play off-leash.

South Boston Dog Park

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Pets love this fenced South Boston off-leash dog park, which includes benches, trees, tunnels, and gravel ground cover. Dogs must be licensed.

Channel Center Dog Park

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This little-known off-leash neighborhood dog park is a wonderful place to bring Fido in the Forty Point Channel Historic District.

Boston Common

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There are dedicated hours where dogs may play off-leash, but they are welcome leashed at all times.

Belle Isle Marsh

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Pets are welcome on-leash at this friendly Boston area park with paved paths. Watch for marsh birds!

Mansfield Street Dog Park

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This fenced-in dog park is simple and small, but if you live in the neighborhood it's a perfect option to play fetch or let your dog run around and blow off some steam. It's completely fenced in and has a double gate, which is always nice. There's some seating and a small table, and there are pebbles instead of grass- great for when it's raining.

Stodder's Neck

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Stoddard's Neck Dog Park is a fun place for dogs. It is surrounded on three sides by water, an on the front by a 4 foot rock wall. The park is grassy and has trails for you you walk on, woods to romp in, and hills to roll down. The swimming is great too! People bring thier own water (there are bowls everywhere) and poop bag stations are located throughout the park. Most people there are friendly and responsible, and there are benches and picnic tables for them to socialize at as well! Stoddard's Neck is even easy to get to. Just hop on Route 3A, go through Weymouth, and right over the Weymouth/Hingham line. Go just past Abigail Adams Park. Immediatley after a small bridge but BEFORE the Dodge dealership the park in on the opposite side of the road.

Wrentham Dog Park

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This spacious off-leash dog park is fully-fenced. Doggie cleanup bags and water bowls are often available.

Thorndike Field

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

Vietnam Veteran's Park

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This scenic Billerica park is especially beautiful in the fall, when the foliage turns to stunning shades. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash.

Lowell Dog Park

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Bring your dog to Lowell Dog Park for some romping and you'll probably make new human friends too! Everyone is super nice and the dogs are very well behaved. It's close to Saints Memorial Hospital, on First Avenue. Drive over the Bridge Street bridge coming from Lowell (toward Dracut), take a right at the lights, drive past CAP auto parts on your right and it's on the right.

Fresh Pond Reservation Dog Park

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Cambridge resident pets are welcome to play off-leash at this lovely reservation. There are even two ponds where pets are permitted to take a swim! Dogs must stay off mowed lawns and most paved trails.

Corey Hill Outlook Park

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This park on Summit ave isn't very big. It is mainly a huge hill with a gorgeous view of the river and cambridge. They even have a human scale sundial at the top. The hill is packed with sun bathers in the warm weather and children sledding in the winter; however in the morning, as long as it is before 9am, your dog may be off the leash. It is used primarily by residents during these off leash hours. Your dog can still be at the park during the day, as long as they are leashed. Make sure to not bring your dog on the side where the children's playground is. Dogs are forbidden there. It's a great spot to swing by before you walk down Summit Ave. to walk your pup through Coolidge Corner's many dog friendly coffee shops and pet stores!

Danehy Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this new, fenced dog park, which includes separate small dog area, gravel ground cover, drinking water, and benches.

Stodders Neck

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Pets love the chance to make friends and play off-leash at this dog park, which is surrounded by water on three sides and a rock wall on the fourth.

Salem Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play and exercise off-leash at this fenced dog park with grass and drinking water. Permit required, see www.salem.com.

Paul Revere Dog Park

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Locals rave about this fenced, off-leash dog park. It's a great place to bring your pet to socialize while you meet other friendly dog owners.

Robbins Farm Park

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Take in the stunning views of the Boston skyline, or ride down the giant slide built into the hillside at this park. Leashed pets welcome.

The Abington Grove

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This Abington park is a hidden jewel little known even to locals. It's also a wonderful place to bring your pet for an on-leash stroll, though they are not permitted during the day in summer.

Pacific Street Dog Park

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Pets will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced neighborhood dog park, but be sure to bring water with you.

Nunziato Field Dog Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash at this simple, fenced neighborhood dog park. Bring drinking water.

Brookline Avenue Playground

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Your pet will love to run and make friends off-leash at this large, fenced dog park, which is used as a baseball field in warmer months.

Victory Road Park

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Not technically a dog park, but a small island at the edge of Boston Harbor (by the "rainbow" gas tanks) that is very popular with dog walkers. During the week, there are seldom non-dog walkers there and dogs run free and swim in the clean water (really!) of Boston Harbor. The professional dog walkers are very responsible about leashing dogs if kids or non-dog walkers are there, cleaning up, and knowing which dogs can be off leash. Going north on Rte. 3/93 (the Expressway) take the Freeport St. exit, go right and the parking lot is immediately on your right. I park on the street since there have been a few thefts from cars in the lot.

Ed Leathers Community Dog Park

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This fenced, neighborhood dog park is ideal for smaller pets, and the gravel ground cover will keep your pet mud-free.

Harry Downes Field

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Pets love the chance to roam free at this Brookline park, where they're welcome to be off-leash from dawn to 1pm. The park is fully fenced.

Rogers Park

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Pets are welcome on-leashes at this public park, a great place to relax on the wide green lawn and meet your four-legged neighbors.

Sharon Dog Park at Sampson Park

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Pets will love to play off leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, drinking water, waste bags, and loads of room to run.

Larz Anderson Park

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Your pet is welcome to play off-leash at this Brookline park from 9am to 1pm in summer or all day in winter. Just keep them away from the playground, pond, and garden.

Franklin Dog Park

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Excellent fenced in (double-gated) dog park- great playground next to it for kids- large area for dogs- clean-up supplies and disposal bins- picnic tables, trees and rocks- really nice

Melrose Dog Park

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Melrose Dog Park is a fully-fenced park. There's not a separate area for small and large dogs. Features include water fountains and benches.

Waltham Dog Ranch

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New dog park in waltham! Totally fenced in...with poop bags and obstacles... There are bowls provides, but bring your own water... There's separate areas for small (<30lbs) and large dogs... Take metropolitan parkway (across from forest st) off trapelo road....follow it up a hill...the park is behind the old metropolitan state hospital admissions building.

Soule Recreation Center

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Your pet will love the chance to play off-leash at this Chestnut Hill park. Off least use permitted from dawn to 9am. Not fenced.

Jean Waldstein Playground

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Dogs love to play off-leash at this Brookline public park. They're allowed from dawn to 9am.

Daniel J. Warren Playground

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Your pet will enjoy playing off-leash during the designated hours (dawn to 1PM) at this fun Brookline park.

Hoyt Field

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This convenient Cambridge park is a favorite with locals for a quick morning walk. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash.

Gold Star Mothers Park

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Pets are allowed on leash in Cambridge park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Randolph Dog Park

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Nice enclosed off leash park. Separate area for small dogs. Paved and wooded paths lead this the park. Wooded area with tunnels boulders and stairs dogs can play on. Also nice size so the can run. There is water available for drinking.

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

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Pets are welcome to play with you on-leash at this popular Brookline public park.

Fort Washington Park

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Bring your pet to run and play in this fenced-in, off-leash dog park. Waste bags are available, though bringing backups is recommended.

Flash Road Park

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This neighborhood park includes several sports fields and wide, grassy spaces where you're welcome to play with your on-leash pet.

Corcoran Field

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

Gold Star Mothers Park

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Locals love this convenient public park, which includes a baseball field and picnic tables. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash. Please note: This park is for Cambridge residents only, dogs must have current license and be under control. Off leash hours are 6am to 9am, at all other times dogs must be on a leash. Non-residents that have a dog, with a current license, may visit the park but their dogs must be leashed at all times.

Forge Pond Park

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Great spot to brings dogs in the offseason. There is a long secluded walking trail across King Street from the entrance to the park, which is perfect for off-leash walking. The trail circles behind the King street homes to a beautiful secluded lake. Dogs must be leashed during the summer.

Southfield Dog Park

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Dog park at Southfield which was the naval aviation base.

Griggs Park

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Bring your pet for some off-leash socialization at this Brookline public park. Off-leash use permitted from dawn to 1pm.

Coolidge Park

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Your pet will have a blast playing off-leash at this Brookline park, where they're welcome from dawn to 9am.

Hunnewell Park

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This dog park is in Newton, but the parking area is in Brighton. The dog park area is completely fenced. My dog loved romping with the other dogs, playing ball, and eat the grass. A fun doggy outing.

Emerson Garden

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Let your pet release some energy with an off-leash run at this Brookline park. Off-leash hours from dawn to 9am.

Amory Playground

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Pets are welcome to play off-leash in this fun public park from dawn to 1PM. A great place for them to get some daily exercise!

Watertown Dog Park

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Completely fenced in dog park with benches and water and extra poop bags!

Margaret E. Robinson Playground

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Pets love the chance to get some off-leash exercise at this Brookfield park. They're permitted to do so from dawn to 9am.

Lotta Bradburn Shick Park

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Local pet owners love this Brookline public park, where their four-legged friends are welcome to play off-leash from dawn to 9am.

Paw Prints

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Great in-door dog park, has 5 dog parks (puppies,small dogs, large dogs, all dogs, agility training. 5 individual ball throwing fetch lanes. Climate controlled, free wifi. Has over 1,000 sq feet.

Barkland Ave Dog Park

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This is a fenced dog park. Your dog is allowed off leash. They provide separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Currently only registered dogs of Lynn are allowed, but that hasn't stopped people from coming. Almost every dog down there is not a registered member of the park. It's because they do not check.

Bremen Street Dog Park

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Off-leash, gated dog park run by Massport. Separate section for small dogs. All dogs must be spayed/neutered.

Chelmsford Dog Park

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Opened in the summer of 2016, Chelmsford Dog Park offers a spacious, fenced grassy area for dogs to play off leash.

North Chelmsford Dog Park

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Spacious, fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, plus water stations. Closed Wednesday mornings for park maintenance.