1673 11th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Located in the heart of D.C., Shaw Dog Park features a 15,000-square-foot enclosed park where dogs and dog owners can enjoy a whole day of fun and folly. The enclosed fence area allows for two unleashing areas. One of the divided areas is for larger dogs to run and play. The other fenced division is designed exclusively for puppies, small dogs weighing less than 25 pounds, dogs who are physically challenged and senior dogs.
Newark St. N.W. and 39th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Newark Street Dog Park was opened in 2010 by D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation as part of Newark Street Park. The dog site is operated and maintained by the nonprofit Newark Street K-9 Friends, which oversees cleanup, donations, costs and repairs. The objective behind the park’s establishment was to create a place for dogs and owners to enjoy together, with benches and shaded areas, water fountains, waste disposal stations and other amenities for dogs and humans. There are two separate designated areas for pooch playtime—one for large dogs and another exclusively for puppies and smaller dogs.
95 M St., S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
After years of fundraising by PAWS of Southwest, Lansburgh Dog Park opened in 2014, much to the enjoyment of dogs and dog owners alike. The 10,000 square-foot area features a host of amenities, including seating areas for pup parents and separate play areas for different sized dogs. One fenced enclosure spans 2,000 feet for small dogs and puppies, while the other spans 8,000 square feet for larger dogs. Each division has separate watering stations and dog bowls.
16601 Georgia Ave.
Olney, MD 20832
At Olney Manor Recreational Park you will find plenty of on-site features and amenities for an ideal day’s outing, including ball fields, sporting areas, and much more. There is even a one-acre stretch of land on the premises that makes up an individual dog park within the park. The dog park is fenced in to allow dogs an off-leash playtime experience for exercising and running, The area features different play area divisions intended for small dogs and puppies to play safely and securely in gentler areas, as well as those areas intended for larger dogs.
450 Andrews Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria has plenty to offer in the way of dog parks. When selecting a great place for a puppy date, you might want to check out the Dog Run Park at Carlyle. As a fenced play area, this venue offers off-leash playtime for dogs of all ages, sizes and varieties. The park play areas are divided for dogs that are smaller, fragile or more docile and those larger and more agile dogs. The park features drinking water fountains, grassy and gravel play areas and plenty of benches and adequate seating. All owners and dogs must adhere to the Alexandria dog park rules and regulations established by the town.