Off-Leash Dog Parks in Washington, DC

There are 7 off-leash dog parks in Washington. 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 Washington.

Pet Friendly Walter C Pierce Community Park
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. See Details
Pet Friendly Shaw Dog Park
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. See Details
S Street Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on S Street. See Details
Newark Street Dog Park Bring Fido to Newark Street Dog Park to play off-leash! The Park features two separate play areas with two separate entrances, a crushed granite surface, benches, a shade shelter, water fountains for people and pets, waste disposal stations, and "a steady supply of tennis balls, provided by [its] Newark Street Park tennis players." Fido must be cleaned up after and leashed when entering and exiting the park. Park capacity is twenty-two dogs. When the park is at capacity and others are waiting, handlers are allowed thirty minutes in the Park with their pets. Newark Street Dog Park's hours vary seasonally, so dog owners should check its website before planning their outing. See Details
Montrose Park Bring your leashed pup to the super dog-friendly Montrose Park, considered one of Washington's best-kept dog-loving secrets. See Details
Lansburgh Dog Park Bring Fido to play at Lansburgh Dog Park! The Dog Park is fenced and features separate areas for large and small dogs. Bowls, water for dogs, and waste bags are provided. Lansburgh Dog Park is open seven days a week from 7am to 7pm. See Details
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. See Details
Rockville Dog Park at King Farm Rockville pooches will love the chance to play at this residents-only fenced Rockville Dog Park at King Farm. 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. See Details
Maryland City Dog Park Your pet will enjoy meeting other dogs at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small dogs as well as running water and benches. The dog park is located within Maryland City Park. 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
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. See Details
Ellsworth Urban Dog Park Ellsworth Urban Dog Park consists of two separate, fully enclosed and ADA-compliant exercise areas: a small dog area (approximately 2,800 square feet) intended for dogs under 20 pounds, and a large dog area (approximately 17,000 square feet) intended for healthy, well-socialized dogs over 20 pounds. Each enclosure includes a drinking fountain, hose bib or quick coupler connection, artificial turf play mound, benches, shared shade structure, trash receptacles, and a variety of surfacing materials. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Bark Social Bark Social is the first social club for dogs and dog lovers in North Bethesda, MD. You can relax, enjoy a great beverage, and treat everyday like it’s a block party with pups! The Bethesda location is in the Pike & Rose shopping center right off Rockville Pike and the club itself includes over 25,000-sq ft where Bark Rangers patrol and supervise play and cleanup. They also have a climate-controlled clubhouse, equipped with TVs for game day, free WiFi, 20+ beers on tap, and a retail shop where you can purchase swag, treats, toys and more. Guest day passes and monthly passes are available for purchase or join the club and get access to over $1,500 in perks and discounts! See Details
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. See Details
Greenbelt Dog Park Greenbelt residents are welcome to bring their pets to play off-leash at this small, fenced dog run. $5 permit required. See Details
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. See Details
Lake Fairfax Park Leashed dogs are welcome in campgrounds and on trails unless otherwise marked. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
Simpson Stadium Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at the fenced dog run in this popular city park. See Details
Fort Ward Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Fort Ward Park, which is located on West Braddock Road in Alexandria. See Details
Occoquan Regional Park 350 acre park with nature trails, an overlook, pavilions, and grills. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails. See Details
Ellsworth Dog Park Large park with a double-gated entrance and separate areas for small and big dogs. Water is available. See Details