As the largest city in Maryland and 26th most populous city in the United States, with 622,000 residents, just behind Boston, Baltimore has many attractions for both humans and pets alike. It is comprised of hundreds of districts, each with its own unique identity, and offers plenty of recreational options to its residents.
One of these is Patterson Park, a beautiful park with roots that wind deep into American history. The park offers a view of the harbor, an ice skating rink, and a swimming pool for visitors, as well as paths where pet owners and their dogs can walk together. For off-leash fun, the attached dog park is great for friendly dogs of all sizes.
If you and your dog are more interested in hiking, the nearby Patapsco State Park is well worth a visit. This 16,043-acre park runs along the Patapsco River and is a wonderful place for dogs and their families to camp, swim, and fish.
For dogs that need to be handled with a bit more care, the Locust Point Dog Park has separate hours dedicated to smaller or older animals. This allows your dog to get some peaceful play time without having to worry about rowdier pups. Baltimore is full of options, which means you and your dog are bound to find a park that suits your moods.
Patterson Park East is known as one of Baltimore’s most dog-friendly neighborhoods. The main reason behind the tail waggin’ fun Patterson Park East offers is, well, Patterson Park. Patterson Park has 137 acres of fun for you and your dog. The sidewalks make this park great for a quick jog with your pooch. Then, of course, there’s the fenced in dog park that is perfect for that game of fetch. The Patterson Park dog park also offers ample social opportunities for your loveable, best furry friend-- not to mention a beautiful view of the lake where you will find mallard ducks, great blue herons, and great egrets.