Capitol Heights is a small town located in Prince George's County, just 8 miles away from Washington. Its proximity to the nation's capital makes it the pawfect place for pups and their parents looking for a less crowded place to lodge. Motel 6 Capitol Heights and La Quinta Inn & Suites both welcome canine guests.
There aren't any veterinary clinics or hospitals in Capitol Heights, but you'll find some nearby in Forestville, District Heights, and, of course, in Washington. Capitol Heights is also home to some furrific parks where you can take a stroll with your leashed dog, as well as a dog-friendly eatery! Sardis Chicken welcomes doggie diners at its outdoor seating area.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take your dog to Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, just 12 miles away from Capitol Heights. Here, you can hike along wooded paths, or launch out into the water on a kayak or canoe! No matter where you go in and around Capitol Heights, you and Fido are sure to have tons of fun!
Capitol Heights doesn’t have its own dog park, but don't fret just yet. Just 12 miles out of town, you'll find Shirlington Dog Park, and your pooch is going to have a ball here! Open from sunrise to sunset, this spacious park offers separate areas for small dogs and large dogs. There are water fountains and plenty of garbage cans so you can clean up after your pup as well. A fun feature of this fenced park is the creek, where doggies can splash around and play with other pups! Make sure you bring towels just in case your buddy gets a little muddy.
Another pawesome dog park in the area is Maryland City Dog Park, located in South Maryland City. Located around 15 miles away from Capitol Heights, this park provides an enclosed area where your pup can hang out with other dogs and run off-leash. If you have a smaller doggo, there's no need to worry, since there's a separated zone designated for small dogs. Fresh water is available at the park, and there are plenty of benches for the human visitors. The best part about this dog park is that, unlike many dog parks in Maryland, you can enjoy this one completely free! No registration or membership required.
Fifteen miles away, across the Potomac River, you'll find the Dog Run Park at Carlyle. The park is located in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria and features gravel ground in two separate areas for small and large dogs. Some parts of the park are covered in grass and are perfect for romping around and playing with other pups. Drinking water is provided for thirsty pups, and pet parents have benches where they can relax while they supervise their dogs. There are plenty of trash cans; you'll just need to bring your own doggie bags so you can clean up after your four-legged buddy.
Duke Street Dog Park is approximately 16 miles away from Capitol Heights, and this large, fenced park has lots of things to offer you and Fido! Just make sure you bring your own water, since none is available in the park. There are, however, plenty of toys to play with, as well as a tall and secure fence just in case the big breeds try to join the small puppers. Locals note that parking can be hard to find, though. You'll also have to bring your own poop baggies for cleaning up after your pup. Otherwise, get ready to have a furrific day playing with the local pups here!
Cabin John Dog Park is a little bit further away from the previously mentioned parks, but the trip is totally worth it! Located in North Potomac, around 28 miles away from Capitol Heights, this park offers separate areas for small and large dogs. There's also plenty of shade at this park, making it the pawfect place to play on a hot day! The ground is mulch, which is great for your pup's paws, but maybe not so great for your car seats. Water and waste bags are provided in the park, so all you have to bring is plenty of energy to play. Outside of the fenced area, you'll find trails that you can walk on if you prefer a leashed experience.