Poquoson is a city in Virginia with a population of more than 12,000 people that was incorporated as a town in 1952 and became an independent city in 1975. Poquoson experiences all four seasons, so every month of the year brings different outdoor activities to do in town, many of which include things you can do with your dog! There are parks and recreational facilities in Poquoson, but no designated off-leash area. Luckily, there are several off-leash parks, beaches, and dog-friendly restaurants nearby so Fido can go on some adventures with you.
About 30 miles from Poquoson in Norfolk, Virginia is the Bea Arthur Dog Park. This dog park is run by PETA and was named after the late Bea Arthur, a comic actress best known for her work on The Golden Girls and her animal advocacy. The Bea Arthur Dog Park is free to use, and sits on one acre of land that includes big and small dog areas. This dog park is consistently well-maintained, and it features a ramp where dogs can access the Elizabeth River to take a dip, as well as a shaded picnic area, a toy bin, and watering stations for dogs. The Bea Arthur Dog Park is open 24/7, and is just one of several dog-friendly places near Poquoson!