Top Off-Leash Dog Parks in Virginia

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 Virginia, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We’ll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

Shirlington Dog Park

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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.

Barker Field at Byrd Park

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This large, off-leash dog park is fully fenced and includes bench swings, shade, and drinking water in-season. Be sure to bring water in cooler months.

Azalea Dog Park

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Your pet will go wild for some off-leash exercise in the fenced dog run at Charlottesville's lovely Azalea Park.

Dog Run Park at Carlyle

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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

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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).

Darden Towe Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play at this fenced, 1-acre, off-leash dog park, which includes a doggie water fountain, picnic table, and a friendly crowd.

Woodstock Community Dog Park

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Locals love this off-leash dog park, which is surrounded with a tall, secure fence and includes a lovely water fountain. Annual fee, license, and vaccination required.

Duke Street Dog Park

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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.

Church Hill Dog Park at Chimborazo Park

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This fenced dog park is a great place for dogs to socialize off-leash. The park includes three doggie cool-down stations too.

City View Park

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Bring your leashed pet with you to play at this 43-acre Virginia Beach public park.

Ruff House Dog Park at Rockwood Park

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Locals rave about how clean and well-maintained this fenced, off-leash dog park is. It includes two separate areas, benches, and seasonal drinking water nearby.

Prince William County Dog Park

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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.

Fido Field Dog Park

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This safe, well-kept dog park includes over 1 acre of fenced space for your pet to run and play. Please visit website for park rules and regulations.

Bea Arthur Dog Park

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This 1-acre dog park features a large expanse of lawn, double-gated entrance, a water station, a toy bin, a shaded picnic area, and an easy-access ramp for dog-paddling in the Elizabeth River. In a beautiful picturesque location by the water, it is conveniently close to downtown Norfolk, and right near the Cruise lines port. It is open 24/7 and free of charge!

Phideaux Field at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church

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This lovely private off-leash dog park is rarely crowded, which means your pet will have plenty of room to play. Bowls provided but bring water.

Grist Mill Dog Park

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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.

Highland Dog Park

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Dogs are welcome to run and play off-leash at this 1-acre fenced dog park, which includes two retired fire hydrants.

Ridgeway Dog Bark Park

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Pets love the chance to make friends and play off-leash at this fenced dog park. License and tags required.

Leesburg Dog Park at Olde Izaak Walton Park

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Your pet will thank you for the off-leash exercise at this fenced dog park with benches, gravel paths, and grass ground cover. Remember to bring water.

Red Wing Metro Dog Park

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Bring your pet to enjoy the fun off-leash at this fenced, one-acre dog park. Annual fee, license, and vaccination required.

Benjamin Banneker Park

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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.

Waller Mill Dog Park

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Bring your pet for some off-leash socialization at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area, trees, and benches for owners. Registration required.

Fredericksburg Dog Park at Kenmore Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes seasonal running water. Dog park tags from City Hall required.

Colonial Greenway Dog Park

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This fenced, off-leash dog park is a great place to meet other friendly dog owners while your dog socializes. Features include benches, drinking water, and shade.

Sandy Bottom Bark Park

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3/4 acre enclosed dog park. Dogs must be kept on-leash. First time visitors to the Bark Park must register with Park Staff before entering the park. All dogs must be registered to enter the Bark Park. Must have current proof of Animal Registration License from area of residence and current paperwork of valid Rabies, Parvo, Distemper and Bordetella vaccinations and the Rabies Tag Number.

King-Lincoln Park

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Overlooking the waterfront at the east end of Newport News, King-Lincoln Park features picnic areas, playgrounds & a saltwater fishing pier.

Chandon Dog Park

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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.

Rock Hill District Dog Park

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This popular off-leash dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area. Be sure to bring water for your pet.

Ben Brenman Dog Park

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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

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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.

South Run Dog Park

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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

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

Ballentine Bark Park

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Ballentine Bark Park is fenced and it is currently the only dog park in Norfolk to have separate sections for big and small dogs.

Leesburg Canine Country Club

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Your pet won't be able to get enough of this canine country club, which includes fenced play yards with a separate small dog area and agility equipment. Fees apply.

Chesapeake City Dog Park

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This small, fenced dog park is a wonderful place to bring your pet for some exercise. The park includes a separate small dog area and a doggie washing fountain.

Duff Dog Park

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3 off leash areas Small dog park for dogs under 30 lbs. 7,500 sq. ft. Plenty of tree shade. Large dog park for dogs over 30 lbs. 15,000 sq. ft. 4 shade structures. Large off leash area for all dogs of almost 7 acres, fenced on 3 sides and boarded by the Rappahannock River on the other. All areas have agility equipment, toys, water and bag dispensers throughout the park. Check out Duff's Dog Park on Facebook.

Founders Park Off Leash Dog Area

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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.

Winchester Dog Park at Jim Barnett Park

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Your pet will go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this fenced Winchester dog park. Membership is required. Visitor passes are available. Visit the website for information on registration.

Baron Cameron Dog Park

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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

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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

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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.

Port Potomac Dog Park

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Simple neighborhood dog park in Woodbridge. It is a fenced in grassy area with trash can and bags to pick up dog poop with.

Hanover Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this 1-acre clean, grass-covered dog park with agility equipment, water stations, and benches.

Western Branch Dog Park

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This conveniently located dog park is a great place to bring your pet for some off-leash exercise. Fully fenced with shade, water fountains and benches.

Fort Ethan Allen Dog Park

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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

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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.

Lafayette Dog Park

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Your pet will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes benches and trees for shade.

Monticello Park Off Leash Area

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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.

Maple Avenue Dog Park

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Your pet is welcome to play off-leash at this dog park with some trees for shade. Be careful as the park is not fenced.

Fort Barnard Dog Park

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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.

Blackwater Creek Dog Park

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Residents are hard at work to raise funds for the building of a fenced, off-leash dog park at this Lynchburg spot. Stay tuned!

Fort Ward Park

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

False Cape State Park

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Dogs are allowed to enter the park, but they must do so via boat or North Carolina entrance, not the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Northside Dog Park

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Two large fenced areas (not dog-size specific) feature several picnic tables inside and several benches outside. Not much shade, but room for plenty of dogs to run. No water tap, but water jugs delivered. Adjacent to the Henderson Sports Complex behind Henderson Middle School off Old Brook Road and Azalea Avenue. Turn off Old Brook right next to the Northside YMCA building and follow about 1/4 mile to the parking area.

Clarendon Dog Park

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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

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

Merrifield Garden Center Dog Park

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Very dog friendly Garden Center! They have a smallish dog park in their parking lot on the right side that is covered in mulch. It used to have separate sides for large and small dogs, but it seems they just took out the fence in between as well as made it longer and made it one big one. They've done a good job improving it though, now it reaches a tree and they added big bushes and picnic tables. There's a mailbox with grocery bags where you can pick up poop. They also have dog bowls there, and if people keep them facing upwards then they catch rain water so that's nice. There's always tennis balls in there which is really nice, though some have chunks missing out of them and sometimes they're covered in poop. The fence is a little less then pristine, but it works and overall we come here a lot. The actual people haven't been friendly though. Usually whenever we go there people pick up their dogs and leave, so that actually really sucks because then we have no one to play with.

Utah Dog Park

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

Gleneagles Dog Park

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Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this dog park, which includes lovely trees for shade. Keep them under voice control as the area is not fenced.

Vint Hill Dog Park

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Vinton Hill Dog Park is a fully-fenced park with plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to run and play. There are no water facilities at the park. Clean up bags are often in stock at the waste stations in the park. There are benches for humans and some shade trees.

Bayville Farms Park

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Bayville Farms Park has a fenced, off-leash dog park with three separate areas--one for large dogs, one for small dogs, and one in which turf is being repaired; they rotate. Water is provided via large Gatorade containers and refreshed daily. This is an excellent park with plenty of shade and well behaved dogs.

Thrasher Park Dog Park

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One-acre fenced in dog park with small and large dog area. Dogs may run off-leash in fenced in area.

Windsor Castle Dog Park

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This dog park is a part of Windsor Castle Park. This dog park offers two separate exercise areas, each with a double-gated entrance for a safe, controlled off-leash environment for our furry friends under the supervision of their owners. The park also provides ample shaded areas, benches, a water source, and dog cleaning stations. Registration is required. Visitor's passes are available for out of town guests or annual registration is available for frequent users of the park. A certificate of rabies vaccination is required. For information on registering pets, visit the website.

Barcoft Park

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

Hague Dog Park

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Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this dog park, which includes a large grass area. Keep them under voice control as the area is not fenced.

Salem Rotary Dog Park

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Salem Rotary Dog Park is a fully-fenced park with separate areas for small and large dogs, some shade trees, benches, water, and clean up bags.

Newport News Park

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Camping, boating, trails. Dogs are welcome on leash

Dog Park

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Large fenced in area very well maintained Large and small dog section

Coyner Springs Dog Park

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Coyner Springs Dog Park is located in Coyner Springs Park--a 300-acre natural area with trails and a picnic area. Leash up your dog for a hike on the natural trails or take the leash off for a romp in the off-leash area.

Lake Meade Dog Park

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Lake Meade Dog Park is Suffolk's first dog park and has plenty of room for you and your pup to play. Park amenities include separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, benches, picnic tables, clean up bags, water bowls, and a tree-shaded grassy area. Dog owners must register their dog before using the park by providing proof of current vaccination and paying an annual $10 fee. After registration, you will receive the access code to open the gates. For information on registering, call (757) 514-7250.

Ghent Dog Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash in the dog-friendly area of this Norfolk park, though be careful as there is no fencing there as of yet.

Winona Dog Park

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Your pet is welcome to play off-leash at this dog park with some trees for shade and a creek nearby. Be careful as the park is not fenced.

Chambliss Street Dog Park

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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

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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

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

Warren County Dog Park

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Open to any dogs who are licensed and up to date on shots. Owners should review park rules before going.

Cambridge Crescent Dog Park

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Your pet will love the chance to play and socialize off-leash at this park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Montgomery Park

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

Windmill Hill Park Off Leash Area

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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

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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.

Manassas Park Dog Park

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Located behind the Manassas Park Community Center, the Manassas Park Dog Park currently has two areas for dogs to play in off-leash. There is a spigot for drinking and filling pools. To enter the parking lot, come in from either Courtney Street or Tremont Street. Events occur throughout the year, highlighted by BREW's Beaglefest twice a year.

Ft. Williams Parkway Off Leash Dog Area

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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.

Ghent Dog Park

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Ghent dog park is a nice open and shaded dog park in the heart of Ghent.

Berkley Dog Park

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Bring your pet to run and play off-leash in the designated area of this park, which has plenty of trees for shade. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Timberbranch Parkway Off Leash Area

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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.

Davis Travel Center Dog Park

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This Travel Center off I-95 in Virginia has a fenced off grass area with benches for dogs. There is also a gas station, Starbucks, Subway, and restrooms.

Leesylvania State Park

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State park with hiking trails and river access that welcomes leashed dogs.

K-9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park

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Free and open to the public, this dog park is located at 13000 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA. K-9 Gunner Dog Park is a community partnership project, which provides management and support by local volunteers. ALL DOGS MUST BE LICENSED AND HAVE UP-TO-DATE VACCINATIONS BEFORE ENTERING OUR DOG PARKS. FACILITY The park is 46,000 sq. ft. with a mix of grass and dirt areas. There are separate areas for small dogs and large dogs. Bench seating areas are available inside and outside the fenced areas. Parking is available. HOURS Daily from sunrise to sundown. RULES & REGULATIONS Dog Park is for the use of dogs & handlers only. Dog must be on-leash when entering and exiting the Dog Park. Children 8 yrs. and under not permitted in Dog Park; children under the age of 16 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult.

Claudius Crozet Park

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This 1 and 1/2 acre playground for canines is divided into two fenced areas: one for small dogs, up to 25 lbs, and a main enclosure for all dogs. Each area has bag dispensers, trash receptacles, benches, and water spigots.

Dorey Dog Park

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Dorey Park has an off-leash dog park, 1 acre in size, with 5 foot enclosed fence with two areas – one for small dogs and the other for larger dogs.

Meadowbrook Dog Park

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Unofficial page for owners,walkers,handlers,trainers and friends to meet Bring your dog to play with other dogs and chance to train your dog

Lake Fairfax Park

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

Veterans Memorial Park

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The park, containing its own duck pond, is situated adjacent to the beautiful Marumsco Creek, Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge and Occoquan Bay National Water Reserve for fantastic wildlife-watching and trail walks. Grills, picnic tables, volleyball, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, pavilion rentals and restrooms are available throughout the park. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails unless otherwise posted.

Occoquan Regional Park

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350 acre park with nature trails, an overlook, pavilions, and grills. Leashed dogs are welcome on trails.

Louisa County Bark Park

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Dogs are welcome to play off leash at this fenced park. There is no water available, so plan accordingly. Aggressive dogs are not permitted and all dogs must have current vaccinations.

Meadowood Recreation Area

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Just 18 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., Meadowood is an 800-acre mosaic of gently sloping open meadows, mature hardwood forests, freshwater ponds, creeks, streams, and riparian wetlands. This diverse habitat supports a great variety of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, red fox, coyote, beaver, raccoons, hawks, eagles, reptiles, amphibians, and more.

River Mill Park

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Brand new park set to open in July 2016 welcomes leashed dogs on the looped pathway that runs along the Occoquan River.

Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands Preserve

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227 acre wetlands preserve with walking trails and 200 observed plant and 200 observed bird species alone. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Prince William Forest National Park

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This 15,000-acre national park features an abundance of hiking/walking trails that welcome leashed dogs.

Lake Ridge Park and Marina

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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.

Pohick Bay Regional Park

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Spend a day on the bay with our canoe, paddleboard, stand up paddleboard, and kayak rentals, or bring your own boat to our public boat launch ramp. Make a day of it by renting a picnic shelter - including the Eagle’s Nest, which overlooks Pohick Bay, or stay a little longer and reserve one of our cabins or campsites.

Tarleton Park Off Leash Area

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

Scottie Yard Dog Park

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Scottie Yard opened May 28, 2011 and features off-leash play areas for both small and large dogs. It is located at North Main Street and Town Centre Drive-generally across from the post office. It’s the first dog park in the Northern Neck. Hours are dawn to dusk.

Gypsy Hill Dog Park

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Dogs will love running off-leash at this fenced-in dog park inside Gypsy Hill Park.