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Dog Areas in Henrico

Henrico is located near Richmond, Virginia, and was named after the "Citie of Henricus", which was one of the original English settlements in Virginia. Henrico's close proximity to Richmond makes it the pawfect place to be a dog owner. The city also has a subtropical climate, which means you and Fido can enjoy outdoor activities no matter the season!

Throughout Henrico, you'll find four veterinary hospitals and services that will help keep your hound happy and healthy. If you're just passing through the area, you won't find any pet-friendly lodging options in Henrico (apart from AirBnB rentals), but Richmond is home to multiple hotels and other lodging options that welcome canine guests.

Henrico is also a furrific place to chow down with your hungry hound! It's home to several dog-friendly restaurants that cater to canine guests at the outdoor seating areas. Johnny Rockets has a unique '50s diner setting and classic American fare. For hearty "bark-b-que", head to Mission BBQ. Saladworks is a puptastic option for health-conscious pups and parents, and Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt is a great place to end the day with a sweet treat.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Henrico also allows leashed dogs to explore the grounds during special events. Check their website for more info.

Henrico, VA is the pawfect place for hounds and humans to visit or live!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Henrico

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    Population Density 1,219/sq mi

    #1 Byrd Park

    Next to the James River in Byrd Park is a nice, fenced dog park called Barker Field where you can let your pup off the leash to enjoy some time with other doggies. The place has a lot to offer, including benches, shade, poop baggies, different doggie toys, and plenty of canine company! You should know that the park has water available, but only in-season, so in the colder months, you should bring some with you. The only problem with this park is that it tends to get really crowded on the weekends. However, if your pup is a social butterfly, that might a plus rather than a problem!
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    Population Density 4,145/sq mi

    #2 Chimborazo

    If you want to take your pup to a dog park that's a little closer to home, the Church Hill Dog Park is the pawfect place for you and your dog! Located just 12 miles away from Henrico, this park provides a securely fenced off-leash area where your pooch will surely enjoy himself. The park has divided areas for small and large doggies and provides drinking water, water bowls, and poop baggies. The best part is that the place has three cool-down stations and a shaded picnic table so the dog owners can look over their pooches and hang out in comfort.
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    Population Density 1,644/sq mi

    #3 Rockwood Park

    Around 20 miles away from Henrico, you'll find another pawesome (and puntastic!) place that your dog will fall head over paws for: Ruff House Dog Park. This park has two separate areas for large dogs, which are usually rotated for maintenance. There is a separate area for little doggies, too. Several watering stations are available for use, and the ground around them tends to get muddy, so bring a towel! Waste baggies are provided as well so you can clean up after your pup, and there are toys scattered through the park for extra fun! What more could you want?
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    Population Density 467/sq mi

    #4 Varina

    Dorey Dog Park is located 21 miles away from Henrico in the small town of Varina. This park isn't the largest in the area -- it's only one acre divided into two sections for dogs of different sizes. The fence is 5 feet high to keep your barking buddy from escaping. It may be small, but this park is pawpular with the locals and welcomes lots of canine visitors, so if you're looking to socialize your dog, this is the perfect place! The park is very well-maintained, so bring waste bags to keep it that way. This grassy park also features picnic tables and benches for the pet parents.
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    Population Density 1,561/sq mi

    #5 Forest Hill

    If you want to avoid crowded parks and the possibilities of mischief that come with a lot of dogs in one place, you should consider checking out the Phideaux Field Dog Park. The park is only 12 miles away from Henrico, in the Forest Hill neighborhood of Richmond. This small park is securely fenced to keep your pooch safe. The park features plenty of grass to roll around in and provides waste baggies for cleaning up after your pooch. There are water bowls provided as well, but you'll have to bring your own water. A couple of benches and some trees make the atmosphere more pleasant, especially in the summer.
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