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Dog Areas in Merrifield

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Merrifield is an area of eastern Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of over 15,000 people. Merrifield is an ever-growing community with a vibrant energy that still maintains its small-town feel. The area is commonly known for being home to the Mosaic District, which is an urban village filled with trendy shops, restaurants, and other businesses. Whether you live in the Merrifield area or you're just visiting, you'll never run out of recreational activities, and luckily, many of these activities include dog-friendly options so your dog can get to know Merrifield right alongside you.

If you're looking for a place to eat in Merrifield that welcomes your pooch too, check out Four Sisters Restaurants. This popular Vietnamese restaurant has outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating during nice weather. You can dine on traditional Vietnamese dishes like pho, noodle dishes, soups, stir-fry, and plenty more. If you're visiting with your family, you'll love that they have meal options for groups of 2, 4, 6, or 10 people, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free, and MSG-free items.

When it comes time to visit an off-leash park near Merrifield, there are plenty of parks just a short drive away. Merrifield's proximity to big cities like Washington, D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, and Vienna, Virginia means you're never more than just a few minutes from a dog-friendly activity!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Merrifield

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    Population Density 12,687/sq mi

    #1 Shirlington

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    Arlington, Virginia is just a few minutes away from Merrifield. In the southern tip of the city is the neighborhood of Shirlington, and it's also where you'll find the Shirlington Dog Park. Dog parks don't get much better than this spacious doggy playground with big and small dog sections, as well as access to a stream where dogs can swim and play. There are also water fountains and waste disposal stations, and you'll want to bring a towel to dry your dog off after they swim. More than 200,000 visitors come to the Shirlington Dog Park every year, and this well-maintained dog park is kept in such good shape by a team of dedicated volunteers!
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    Population Density 4,742/sq mi

    #2 Courthouse Road

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    Vienna, Virginia is only a five-minute drive from Merrifield, and it's also home to a great dog park you won't want to miss! Vienna Dog Park is in the southwestern corner of Vienna, and it's one large space for dogs of all sizes and breeds to play together. The dog park includes agility equipment, drinking water, and waste disposal items. The surface of the park consists of wood chips, which is convenient for cleaning up messes, and there is plenty of seating and shade to keep visitors comfortable. Just behind the park is a walking trail that connects to a beautiful garden, and you're welcome to visit it with your dog when they're on a leash.
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    Population Density 9,561/sq mi

    #3 Eisenhower East

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    Alexandria is a city in Virginia with a population of more than 150,000 people. In the southeastern Alexandria area known as Eisenhower East sits the Dog Run Park at Carlyle Park, and it's just a 15-minute drive from Merrifield. The Carlyle Dog Park is a nearly three-acre park that includes big and small dog sections, with grass and gravel patches. Some visitors note that after it rains, this park can get muddy, so be sure to bring a towel. This clean and well-maintained park also has a paved walking path, benches, drinking water during the warmer months of the year, and waste disposal items. Carlyle Park also has tennis courts and picturesque landscaping to enjoy.
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    Population Density 13,188/sq mi

    #4 Landmark Van Dorn

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    Alexandria is home to another excellent dog park, and this one is also only a 15-minute drive from Merrifield! Located in the Landmark area of western Alexandria, the Duke Street Dog Park is a wide, fenced-in, and grassy off-leash dog park. This dog park doesn't separate dogs by size, so be prepared for your pooch to interact with dogs of all shapes and sizes. The high, secure fence surrounding the park prevents dogs from escaping, and the grass and mulch surface helps cut down on mud. There are tennis balls throughout the park, as well as water bowls, but there isn't a running water source so be sure to bring your own.
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    Population Density 3,146/sq mi

    #5 Cabin John Regional Park

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    Bethesda is north of Merrifield, across the border in Maryland. In northwestern Bethesda, there's a place called Cabin John Recreational Park. This park has playgrounds, sports fields, and several other amenities, including its own dog park! The Cabin John Dog Park is a large, fenced, off-leash park with big and small dog sections. This dog park gets cleaned once a week, so it's well-maintained, and the mulch surface makes it easy to clean up after your pet. There is drinking water for dogs, and there is also seating and shade in both sections of the dog park. There are miles of walking trails in Cabin John Recreational Park, and your dog can walk those with you if they're on a leash.
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