Top Off-Leash Dog Parks in Maryland

There are few things in life a dog loves more than running off-leash with his canine comrades. No matter where you live, or are headed in Maryland, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We’ll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

Locust Point Dog Park at Latrobe Park

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Pets love this Baltimore off-leash dog park, which is fully-fenced with astroturf, trees, rock outcroppings, and a water slide for thrill-loving pups. While there are not separate areas for small and large dogs, the park is reserved for small and senior dogs only every day from 9:00 am-10:00 am and from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet.

Maryland City Dog Park

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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.

Quiet Waters Park

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Quiet Waters Park offers two off-leash dog parks for your dog's enjoyment as well as a small dog beach. Dogs are also welcome to join you on the park trails as long as they are leashed. The park holds many events throughout the year, and leashed pets are welcome at many of them. If your dog gets dirty, take him or her to the Bark 'n' Bean Dog Wash and Coffee Shop, located right next to Quiet Waters Park.

Canton Dog Park

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Pets love well-kept off-leash dog park. Canton Dog Park is fully-fenced with a separate area for small dogs and loads of room to play. The park also features shaded areas, nearby parking, and a water fountain outside the park for thirsty dogs. Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your dog.

Cabin John Dog Park

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

Wyman Park

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Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans throughout Wyman Park. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must clean up after their canine companions.

Olney Manor Recreational Park

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

Federal Hill Park

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Take your leashed pet for a walk at this historic, lovely downtown Baltimore public park.

Canton Waterfront Park

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Bring your leashed pet to this park for a relaxing stroll along the waterfront.

Ridge Road Recreational Dog Park

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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.

The Ma & Pa Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area, benches, drinking fountain, shade, and picnic tables. License required.

Dog Playground at Leo E. Wilson Community Park

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

BARC Park at Hannah More Park

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Your dog will go wild for this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate areas for small and large pets. Fees apply.

Paw Point Dog Park

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Paw Point is a fully fenced, 1.25-acre off leash swim and play park. Open year round, from sunrise to sunset, the park is equipped with benches and bag dispensers for cleaning up dog waste. There is a code controlled, double gated entrance and access to Lake Roland for dogs who enjoy the water. Paw Point is a membership-only park within Lake Roland. Each membership allows two licensed and vaccinated dogs entry to the facility. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Lake Roland, with their dogs free of charge as long as the dogs are leashed. The only area within Lake Roland that allows unleashed dogs is the membership-only Paw Point enclosure.

Wheaton Regional Dog Park

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

Bell Branch Dog Park

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There is a small, fenced dog park in this extensive athletic center with sports fields, playgrounds, and concessions.

John G. Lancaster Dog Park

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Bring your pet to exercise off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area, benches, water, and waste bags.

Worthington Dog Park

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Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this 2.7-acre fenced dog park. A permit is required for use. Water features are shut off in cold seasons, so bring your own.

Green Park Dog Exercise Area

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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.

Grays Road Dog Park

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Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced Prince Frederick dog park, which even includes a separate area for small or timid dogs.

Broadneck Dog Park

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Pets love to run off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes separate areas for large and small dogs. Water available in season and restrooms are nearby.

Rockville Dog Park at King Farm

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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.*

Ocean City Dog Playground

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Ocean City has one dog playground divided into two sections. There is a small dog area for dogs 28 pounds and under, and a large dog area for over 28 pounds. Applications and passes may be obtained between 8:30am-5pm from the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department front desk, located at 200 125th, Ocean City, Md 21842, Monday – Friday with the exception of legal municipal holidays. Access cards will allow you to gain entry to the appropriate dog area during the scheduled hours of operation. Prices: Ocean City Resident Annual Pass - $50 ($5 for each additional dog) Non-Resident Annual Pass - $100 ($5 for each additional dog) Ocean City Resident Half Year Pass - $30.00 (After July 1st) Non-Resident Half Year Pass - $60.00 (after July 1st) Seven Day Access Pass - $15.00 After payment, purchasers are provided an access card that provides access to the playground. If the card is returned at the end of the payment period, $5 is refunded.

Heurich Dog Park

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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

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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.

Greenbelt Dog Park

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

Salisbury Dog Park

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Residents are hard at work to build a dog park at this site, which will be fully fenced and include a separate small dog area. Visit www.salisburymddogpark.com for updates!

Hagerstown Dog Park

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The City’s off-leash dog park is located in beautiful Fairgrounds Park, and compliments the many active recreational activities in the Park. The dog park is open daily the same hours as Fairgrounds Park, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Dog owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior. The City of Hagerstown is not liable for any injuries to dogs, their owners / handlers or to others within the dog park. Dogs outside the dog park must be on a leash and under the control of the owner at all times. Owners / handlers must clean up after their dog and place the waste in the appropriate containers within the park. Owners must take off the leash once inside the entry area and have the leash within their possession at all times. Owners must be inside the dog park with their dog at all times. No dogs without people, no people without dogs. All dogs must be wearing a collar at all times with a valid rabies tag. Residents of Washington County must also have a valid Washington County License Tag per Washington County law. Each handler must be a minimum of 18 years old and may not bring more than two dogs at one time. No children under the age of 12 are allowed in the dog park. No dogs less than 4 months of age. No female dogs in heat. No sick dogs. Dogs showing aggression toward people or other dogs must be muzzled and / or leashed and escorted out of the dog park by its owner / handler. No food, treats or beverages allowed inside the dog park. No animals other than dogs allowed in the park. Please discourage excessive barking and digging. If a dog digs, owners / handlers should fill in any holes created.

Bowie Dog Park

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This 1-acre dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area and free parking. It's known for being clean and well-maintained.

Broadneck Dog Park

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Free dog park surrounded by baseball fields and playgrounds for the kids. There are seperate small dog and large dog parks next to each other. The large dog park is a pretty good size, as large as a big baseball diamond. There is a double entry gate so no dogs can sneak out. There is a fresh water source nearby and water dishes/buckets provided. There are also bathrooms close by and trails to walk your dogs on. Sometimes there are poop bags provided, sometimes there aren't. Bring your own just in case.

Patterson Park Dog Park

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This off-leash dog park has plenty of place to play and separate areas for small or elderly dogs and large dogs.

Bennett Cerf Dog Park

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This new off leash dog park is located just north of Westminster off Rt 27 (next to Random House). The fenced area is just over an acre and is a mix of grass and wood chips. There are benches and buckets for water (bring your own water) . Membership is $30 per year. Print off and mail the membership form found on our webpage (BennettCerfDogPark.org) or stop by the Carroll County Recreation and Parks office on S. Center St. to sign up. Proof of Rabies vacine and county tags must be presented.

Myrtle Point Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy Myrtle Point Park with you. There is a beach area, hiking trails, and portable bathrooms on-site.

White Plains Dog Park

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Pets rave about this White Plains off-leash dog park, which is fenced with water spigot, benches, and a community message board.

Walker Mill Regional Park

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

Turkey Hill Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash in the fenced dog run at La Plata's pretty Turkey Hill Park. Bring drinking water. No pit bulls permitted.

Wheaton Dog Park

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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

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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.

Perry Paw Dog Park

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Perry Paw Dog Park is a membership only park. The park is fully-fenced and consists of separate areas for large dogs and small or elderly dogs. Additional features include a doggie water fountains, clean up stations, and benches for owners. For membership info, email [email protected]

Black Hill Regional Dog Park

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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.

Howards Park Dog Park

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Located in the historic Mount Vernon & Seton Hill neighborhoods, Howards Park Dog Park features separate areas for large and small dogs. Community is required to clean, organize, and maintain the dog park.

Ballenger Creek Dog Park

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Great Dog Park, open to all. Small and Large Dog areas. Very well maintained and friendly

Ellsworth Dog Park

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

K-9 Cody Dog Park

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Located on a half-acre area behind the Havre de Grace Community Center, this park features separate fenced sections for small and large dogs and water fountains for both dogs and owners.

Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Park

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In a cooperative project with Miranda Gallagher's Gifted & Talented class at Southern Middle School and HART for Animals, we are currently developing a 40,000 square foot off-leash dog park at our park on 1263 Bumble Bee Road Accident MD. The dog park includes a double-door entry system, waste disposal, and separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. Future development plans include: Year 1 - DONE! a fence, dog waste disposal and rules for dog park usage; Year 2 - benches & dog agility equipment; Year 3 - a dog walking path; Year 4 - water Fountains/water stations; Year 5 - a dog wash station

Off-leash Dog Run Park

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Located beside HART For Animals, this dog park features a 40,000 square foot off-leash area that is fenced. The park includes a double-door entry system, waste disposal, and separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. Future additions to the park include benches, agility equipment, dog walking path, water fountains/ water stations, and a dog washing station.