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Who let the dogs out? You did, at the Dog Run Park at Carlyle! This dog park is completely fenced in, so your pooch can play leash-free, and you won’t need to worry, or have a sense of anxiety, about Fido getting into trouble or going loose somewhere else. Dog Run Park has a separate area just for small dogs and puppies, as well as drinking water for all breeds.

Dog parks are fun, but if there was only a way not to lose your dog’s favorite toy every time you went to one…oh wait, there is! Beatley Library Dog Park doesn’t just have a wide-open area for dogs to run leash-free, but it also provides toys to play with there. Feel free to play with a ball, a Frisbee, or a tug-o-war rope, and then leave it in the park for the next time you visit. Not bringing your own toys means not losing the best ones!

Were you planning on going to the dog park today, but a huge storm rolled through last night, soaking everything and making the ground a big muddy mess? No one likes taking their dogs out to tromp in the mud puddles – especially if their dogs don’t like baths – but at Grist Mill Dog Park, those worries get washed away. Grist Mill is covered in a special blue landscaping dust that is made especially for reducing mud. No mud. No worries. All fun!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Alexandria, VA

  1. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 14,010/sq mi

    #1 Cameron Station


    Cameron Station is the ideal location for dogs and dog owners alike. At the east side of this neighborhood is Ben Brenman Park, a gorgeous green area centered around a pond. This park offers scenic walkways that wind through the entire area and has gorgeous views for your strolls. At the northern end of this park is the Duke Street Dog Park, a fenced in area where your pup can run around off leash to their heart’s content! To the south is the Tarleton Park Off Leash Area, yet another place where your pooch can be free to explore the area at his leisure.

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  2. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 10,434/sq mi

    #2 King Street/ Old Town


    For dog owners in the King Street/ Old Town area, you’re in luck! This neighborhood is the perfect dog friendly place to be. Located just off North Union Street, Founders Park is tucked right inside this neighborhood’s northern bounds. With plenty of trails passing through gorgeous, scenic routes, this is the ideal place to take your pup for a sightly stroll in the afternoon. For dogs who just need to run, there’s the Founders Park Off Leash Dog Area. Here your pooch can play off leash to their heart’s content! The area isn’t fenced in however, so be sure your dog is under vocal command at all times.

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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,387/sq mi

    #3 Eisenhower East


    Eisenhower is a lovely neighborhood with plenty of dog friendly areas. At the eastern edge of this neighborhood is the African American Heritage Memorial Park. This beautiful green expanse comes with a large, looping pathway to walk your pup and enjoy the scenic landscaping. To the west is the Dog Run Park at Carlyle, a fenced in area where your pooch can run around off leash and make new friends. There’s a separate area for small dogs and fresh water available, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. Your pup is certain to have a blast!

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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 6,352/sq mi

    #4 Union Farm


    Centered in Union Farm is the perfect refuge for dogs and dog owners alike. Dubbed Grist Mill Park, this grassy area has plenty of room to explore and gorgeous views. Tucked inside the park is the Grist Mill Dog Park, a fully fenced in dog park where your pup can roam off leash to his heart’s content. There are multiple shade trees to protect from the sun and benches for owners to rest on. Afterwards you can take a walk along the river in Mount Zephyr Park, which is just next door. Your pooch will have a tail wagging time!

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    Population Density 5,822/sq mi

    #5 Fairlington Shirlington


    The neighborhood of Fairlington/Shirlington is a fantastic one for a pup! Nestled in the center of this neighborhood is Fort Ward Park, a lovely green area with plenty of space for your pup to explore. Leashed dogs are welcome, and there are even periodic water dishes set out to keep your pup hydrated on those warmer days. A concrete path loops around the most scenic parts of the park and ensures an enjoyable experience. To the north is Stonegate Scenic Easement, a stretch of lush land with a river and a pond full of waterfowl. Take a walk along the river and appreciate the picturesque views of this park.

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