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Dog Areas in Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier, Maryland is only four miles from downtown Washington, D.C., but this town of around 8,500 stands its own ground. Mount Rainier was named in 1891 by developers after the famous mountain in Washington. Due in part to its history as a streetcar suburb and several unique Craftsman-style homes, many parts of Mount Rainier are listed as historic areas. With a vibrant arts district, charming residential neighborhoods, and a pedestrian-friendly layout, Mount Rainier is a lovely place to live with your family, including, of course, your four-legged family members.

Mount Rainier is not only a dog-friendly town, but it has a reputation for being a very vegetarian-friendly place to live as well, and one restaurant in central Mount Rainier is proof of that. Sweet and Natural is a 100% vegan restaurant that focuses on using the best and most natural ingredients possible, and their menu changes every day. Their dishes include vegan cheesesteaks, veggie fried fish, vegan meatloaf, and all-day brunch on weekends. There is also an outdoor table at Sweet and Natural so Rover can join you for a meal there, too! You and your dog are going to have so much fun in Mount Rainier getting to know what makes it so unique.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Mount Rainier

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    Population Density 12,687/sq mi

    #1 Shirlington

    Arlington, Virginia is a quick drive from Mount Rainier, and the Shirlington Dog Park in the Shirlington area of the city is just 11 miles away. This dog park is a favorite for dogs and humans alike, and visitors love that it has a fenced swimming area, because a lot of swimming areas for dogs aren't fenced. The stream has shallow areas where dogs can get their feet wet, as well as deeper areas where they can show off their doggy paddle. This park also has separately fenced sections for big and small dogs, and visitors love how well-maintained the Shirlington Dog Park is.
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    Population Density 2,294/sq mi

    #2 BrockBridge

    In just over 20 minutes, you and your dog can drive from Mount Rainier to the Brock Bridge area of Laurel, Maryland. Here, you'll find the Maryland City Dog Park, which is a free park for all to use. Not only is this park completely fenced in for off-leash use, but it also has separate sections for big and small dogs to play with dogs of their own size. There is also running water in the park, so if you forget your own, you're all set. Throughout the park, there are benches so you can relax while you watch your pup have the time of his life!
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    Population Density 13,188/sq mi

    #3 Landmark Van Dorn

    The Landmark/Van Dorn area of Alexandria, Virginia is only 20 miles from Mount Rainier. This neighborhood is close to several amenities, and there are plenty of high-rise apartment buildings in the area as well. You will also find the Duke Street Dog Park here, and you're sure to have a blast there with your pooch. This park has high fences surrounding it, as well as plenty of green spaces and trees for shade. One important thing to note about this park is it does not provide water, so be sure to bring your own. There isn't a parking lot directly at the entrance to this park either, so you'll have to make a short walk to get there.
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    Population Density 2,525/sq mi

    #4 Cabin John Regional Park

    In about a half an hour, you can drive from Mount Rainier to Bethesda, Maryland, and the Cabin John Dog Park in Cabin John Regional Park. This excellent park has something to offer the whole family, whether it's the sports fields, the picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, and, of course, the dog park. In addition to the dog park, there are five miles of trails in the park you can traverse with your pet. Your dog is welcome to be off their leash at the dog park, but on the trails and in other areas of the park, they must be on a leash. The dog park provides water and doggy bags so you don't need to worry if you forget to bring your own.
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    Population Density 19,715/sq mi

    #5 Shaw

    Shaw may be just a small neighborhood in Washington, D.C., but it has plenty to offer. Not only is it a neighborhood that supports diversity and culture, but it also has its very own dog park that first opened in 2008. The Shaw Dog Park is a 15-minute drive from Mount Rainier, and it features 15,000 square feet of prime sniffing locations for your dog. This non-profit park runs entirely on donations, and the community takes great pride in keeping it well-maintained. There is no fee to access the park, and it also features separate areas for big and small dogs.
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