Gaithersburg is technically located in the Montgomery County in Maryland. Established in 1878, the city has grown from an agrarian town to a major regional location for high-technology companies. Their flag features a 295-year-old forest oak tree that, unfortunately, crashed down in 1997 due to a rainstorm. The tree served as an inspiration to the city’s logo.
Green Park Dog Exercise Area is open for Gaithersburg residents with licensed dogs. This is an off-leash park that is separated into two sections - an upper level with bluestone dust-based ground cover and a lower level that is covered with grass. There are benches for you to use and water stations for your pup. Fill your tummy with delight at Union Jack’s. Union Jack's is Montgomery County’s British Style pub and restaurant. They serve mouthwatering food for lunch and dinner. They also have different kinds of draft beer. There is an outdoor dining area on the left, and the right side is a huge patio area where dogs of all sizes are welcome.
Pets can also model citizens. Gaithersburg held a Citizen Pet Photo Contest for its residents in August of 2014. Pet owners only needed to submit a photo of their lovely pets – dogs, cats, birds, etc. Voting took place in the city’s official Facebook page. Luke, Lily, and Blackjack received the most number of “likes” in the city’s Facebook Page and were awarded Gaithersburg’s Citizen Pet of the Year.
The neighborhood of Kentlands in Gaithersburg boasts both water and green space, making it a perfect location to call home if you are a dog owner! This community is thriving with lots of shopping and entertainment, which means that a walk around the neighborhood could be just as exciting as a day at the park! If a day at the park is what you are looking for, however, residents of Kentlands often bring their pooches to Little Quarry Park where they can get some exercise and take a dip in the water. Also in Kentlands there are four lakes called Inspiration Lake, Lake Lynette, Lake Helene, and Lake Nirvana. We are pawsitive your pup will enjoy exploring them all.
Being right next door to Kentlands, the Lakelands neighborhood is very close to the lakes and parks within the neighboring community. However, many dog owners enjoy calling Lakelands home as it is a bit of a quieter neighborhood and has access to its own park. It is also close to a couple of different lakes. Dog owners and their pups will enjoy taking leisurely strolls through the neighborhood with Four Corners Park as their destination. To cool off, feel free to head over to Lake Varnuna or Lake Placid to let your furry friend have a quick dip to cool off.
Strawberry Knoll Park is a popular neighborhood for dog owners and dogs alike, as it has a large park, a body of water, and is close to other large parks in its neighboring communities. With quick access to Strawberry Knoll Local Park, as well as a large body of water within the center of the community, there are ample opportunities for fun to be had. Strawberry Knoll Park is also close to some of the dog friendly restaurants in the area, such as Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and Barking Mad Café.
Shady Grove Village is one of the best neighborhoods for dog owners in Gaithersburg, as it is nearby the Dog Park at King Farm, and provides access to Mattie JT Stepanek Park and Green Park. The Dog Park at King Farm and Green Park both offer exercise areas for dogs, which allows them to make friends with the other pups while their humans socialize with other dog owners. What a great way to make friends! Also, not too far away on the other side of the highway, there are a couple dog friendly restaurants, such as Coastal Flats and Ted’s Bulletin.