Dog Walkers in Fort Meade, MD

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Dog Areas in Fort Meade, MD

3 Parks
4 Trails
7 Shops
1 Groomer

Fort Meade may be a small town, but it has some major government departments centered inside it, like the National Security Agency and Central Security Service. It's no wonder too since the small town is only 20 minutes from Washington D.C. and 20 minutes from Baltimore. Whether you're here visiting, or a resident, you'll soon come to realize the town also has lots of dog-friendly parks, a pet loving atmosphere, and two animal hospitals.

The Bark Park is a sandy and grassy area that is surrounded by trees, and is the spot for social pups. This dog park is meant for off-leash play with a fenced-in enclousure, and also provides separate areas for small and large dogs, double-gated entrances, trash bins, and clean-up stations.

Fort Meade is also home to one of the largest protected areas in the state called the Patuxent Research Refuge, which has over 12,000 acres of land. Dogs are welcome in the refuge while on a leash of 6 feet or shorter, and can enjoy the miles of trails like the Little Patuxent River Trail, Forest Trail, and Merganser Pond Trail that extend over a combined 9 miles. There is also a fishing and swimming area at Cash Lake, with trash bins, benches, and water fountains.

From the beautiful scenes of the surrounding forests and the Little Patuxent River, to the metropolitan areas of the city, you and Fido will have everything you need in Fort Meade.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Fort Meade, MD

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 804/sq mi

    #1 Southern Fort Meade

    The Southern Fort Meade neighborhood is the largest in the city, with rows of residential homes and open fields. The Mullins Field area is the most popular spot to walk with your pup since it has large plains of open spaces, paved paths, and benches to sit and relax after a long walk. Dogs can play, run around, or just enjoy some outdoor time, with access to water fountains, trash bins, and nighttime lights. Buba Lake Park is a nice spot to go to for a walk and other outdoor activities, like camping or having a picnic. There are three pavilions in the park, with shaded sitting areas, paved paths, and fishing access points. Dogs have to remain on a leash in both parks.
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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 1,167/sq mi

    #2 Maryland City

    The Maryland City neighborhood is only .8 miles away from Fort Meade in the city of Laurel. This neighborhood is a great place to go to for dog lovers thanks to the Maryland City Park and Dog Park. The park is 22 acres with multiple recreational fields and enclosed tennis courts. Visitors will love the concrete paths and benches, with trash bins and clean-up stations available along the path. If you want to take some time to unleash your pup, head to the dog park that has an enclosed area for pups, offering separate sections for small and large pups, double-gated fences, and picnic tables.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,095/sq mi

    #3 Montgomery

    Montgomery is the central neighborhood of Laurel, only 1.7 miles from Fort Meade. Residents and visitors love the large parks here, like Emancipation Community Park. The park is 3 acres and has a new playground, basketball court, picnic pavilion, and amphitheater. This large space is open, covered in vibrant grass and also offers enclosed tennis courts. Dogs are welcome in the park while on a leash, with access to water fountains and clean-up stations. The High Ridge Park is a much larger park, with over 88 acres of land, though only 6 of those are developed. This park features tennis courts, a playground, and open space with paved trails. Leading off into the surrounding forested parks, there are nature trails that are perfect for a quiet walk with Fido.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 708/sq mi

    #4 Glenn Dale

    Glenn Dale is a small town, just 10 miles from Fort Meade, that offers two lovely parks to the community. The Glenn Dale Park is a 20-acre area that has a small developed space and forested surroundings. There's a fenced-in tennis court, small open fields, and nature trails that wind through the woods. The trail is known as Folly Branch Trail and makes up over 3.2 miles of walking trails that extend south to connect to the second park of Glenwood Park. Glenwood is much smaller, but also provides a wooded retreat that has shaded trails and benches. Dogs have to remain on a leash in both parks.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,152/sq mi

    #5 Somerset

    Somerset is a neighborhood in the town of Bowie, 14 miles south of Fort Meade. The featured park of the neighborhood is Whitemarsh Park,
    a huge area with over 182 acres of land made for recreational and passive outdoor activities. There are ball fields, grills, picnic sites, a playground, trails for walking and biking, and open spaces. Pups are welcome in the park while they remain on a leash, and can enjoy the picnic stations, or walk along 3.2 miles of concrete and dirt trails. Additional features include water fountains, benches, clean-up stations, and trash bins. The park even has a small restaurant called Rita's Italian Ice, that provides shaved ice desserts for humans and pups, with dog-friendly outdoor seating.
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