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Dog Areas in Great Falls, VA

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Located in northern Fairfax County, Great Falls, Virginia is a bedroom community for Washington, D.C. and it has a population of more than 15,000 people. Although it's very close to Washington, D.C., there is plenty to do right in Great Falls. One of the town's biggest draws is Great Falls Park. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the rushing Potomac River as it falls over steep rocks, as well as several hiking trails, picnic spots, fishing, and even rock climbing. Great Falls Park welcomes dogs as long as they are on a leash at all times. There isn't a designated off-leash park within Great Falls, but this National Park is still worth visiting with your leashed dog.

After a day exploring Great Falls Park, you've probably worked up quite the appetite. No need to drop your dog off at home before you grab something to eat -- there are a few dog-friendly restaurants in town! One of these places is called BRX American Bistro. They serve classic dishes like steak, burgers, sandwiches, flatbread, and soup, and they have two outdoor tables where Rover can join you. From the restaurants to the parks and the trails, you and your dog will always have something to do together in and around Great Falls!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Great Falls, VA

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    Population Density 6,989/sq mi

    #1 Grist Mill Park

    Grist Mill Park is a beautiful place in Alexandria, Virginia that's about 30 miles from Great Falls. In Grist Mill Park, you'll find playgrounds and sports fields. This park also has a dog park within it that you and your dog are sure to love. The Grist Mill Dog Park isn't a particularly large park, but within its one acre there is so much fun to be had! Not only are there amenities like benches and shade to keep human visitors comfortable, but there are lots of things dogs will love about it, too. There are toys and little pools within the park, and the ground is covered with special landscaping dust that prevents muddy paws.
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    Population Density 32,390/sq mi

    #2 Dupont Circle

    Dupont Circle is a historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C. with incredible rowhouses that date back before 1900 and other landmarks and businesses. This area is 19 miles from Great Falls, and it's also where you and your pooch will find the S Street Dog Park. This 7,500 square foot dog park is fenced in so dogs can play safely off their leashes, but it isn't divided into sections for different sizes or temperaments. There is seating, shade, and running water at this park for your convenience. Rather than grass or dirt, this park is turfed, which helps keep little paws clean.
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    Population Density 3,006/sq mi

    #3 South Run Park

    South Run Park in Springfield, Virginia is 24 miles from Great Falls, and it's also where you can find the South Run Dog Park. This dog park welcomes dogs of all sizes and doesn't separate them by weight or temperament. There are walking trails all through this park, as well as plenty of natural obstacles, ramps, and balls for particularly adventurous doggos. South Run Dog Park doesn't have water stations, but they provide visitors with waste disposal bags, and there is seating in the park as well. This park has a mix of grass and dirt, so be prepared for muddy paws if you head here after it rains.
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    Population Density 3,082/sq mi

    #4 Willow Run

    After the half-hour drive to East Annandale, a short hike through a beautiful trail will take you and your dog to the Mason District Dog Park. If you don't want to make this little hike, there is also a parking lot located close to the dog park. There are no big and small dog sections at Mason District Dog Park -- dogs of all sizes play together in this large, fenced-in space. If your dog is a jumper, the high fences and double gates at this park will ease your mind. There are bowls, bags, and toys in this park, but there isn't a running water source so be sure to bring your own when you visit.
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    Population Density 4,144/sq mi

    #5 Chandon Park

    Chandon Dog Park in Herndon, Virginia is one of the closest dog parks to Great Falls. It's just eight miles and less than a 20-minute drive to get to this dog park, and your dog is sure to have a blast there -- and so are you! This pawesome park not only has separate areas for big and small dogs, but it also has wading pools where dogs can get a break from the heat. There are drinking water and waste disposal items throughout the park, and both you and your dog will love all of the trees and the shade they provide in this dog park.
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