Rose Hill is a 1950’s-built neighborhood of the large city of Alexandria, Virginia. Family-oriented and close to shopping, entertainment and big town amenities, Rose Hill offers top-rated schools and friendly, diversified neighborhoods. Although small, Rose Hill boasts three area veterinarians, with lots of other nearby neighborhoods options, to keep your pup at his healthiest.
Take your pup to Ridgeview Park for a challenging walk throughout its hilly terrain. Too much effort for the smaller or elderly dogs? Relax in the many shaded areas of the park next to meandering streams. Check out the summer concert series which will entertain both humans and dogs alike! Be sure to bring water and clean up bags.
Rose Hill offers a couple dog-friendly restaurants to bring your pup like Aldo’s Italian Kitchen, where you can order breakfast, lunch or dinner at their outside tables. For hot or cold sandwiches or pizza favorites, try Mama Mia’s Pizza in the Rose Hill Shopping Center. Or head over on those hot days to The Dairy Godmother, where Fido can enjoy frozen ice cream puppy pops. Or how about a squirrel biscuit - one of Godmother’s specialties for dogs! Now that’s the way to end a great day!
Where to begin your fun in this Alexandrian neighborhood? How about the two neighborhood dog parks – the Ben Brenman Dog Park inside the Ben Brenman Park, and the Duke Street Dog Park at the edge of the same park. They both have grassy areas for large and
small dogs for fenced-in fun, people benches and picnic spaces. The Ben Brenman Park sports 59 acres and a large pond that's perfect for a quiet stroll. Be sure to bring water, bowls and clean up bags. Afterwards, you and pup can head over to dog
fur-iendly Shooter McGees to enjoy everything from chicken wings to lobster
cakes at their outdoor patio tables. Bring some dog-park friends!
Huntley Meadows Park, in this Alexandrian neighborhood,
covers 1500 acres of land. Pick one of
its three entrances for a different outdoor encounter. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the park except
on the boardwalk over the beaver-built wetlands, but will find plenty of enjoyment on the other
trails, open areas, and observation platforms.
You will find restrooms and water at the educational visitor’s center. Hungry yet? How about some Weiner Schnitzel at the Cosmopolitan Grill where your
furry friend is more than welcome for patio dining? What dog could end the day without some
frozen yogurt at Zinga’s? It’s
This Alexandrian neighborhood, north of Rose Hill, features the Joseph Hensley Park which offers open-space in their many sports fields. There's also the Cameron Run Regional Park which boasts a two-acre stocked lake for fishing, a ‘just for people’ waterpark and mini golf! You rpu pmay be most excited about the Tarleton Park Off-Leash Area, which boasts grassy areas for large and small dogs to run free, people benches and picnic spaces. Be sure to bring bowls and clean up bags. Restrooms and water are provided on-site at all parks. Tummy growling? Head over to Rockland's BBQ and Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt where you and pup can enjoy patio dining together.
This neighborhood in Alexandria is south of Rose Hill, and is home to the Lee District Park, where there is plenty to enjoy for both humans and dogs alike. There is plenty of open, grassy space to have your dog run on an extended leash in the fields, or take a jog through the woods on their paved trails. Squirrel-viewing anyone? Take your furry friend for a stroll down the raised walkway to the park’s Tree House, which is nestled high in the tops of trees! Water and restrooms are located at the recreation center. Check out the water park and carousel as well!
This small neighborhood inside Rose Hill boasts the beautiful Loftridge Park. This park offers low pedestrian traffic on paved trails, and dirt trails which run alongside a creek for some off-road puppy play. Take your pick between a hefty-hill hike, or relaxation in the shady, grassy areas. Or visit Clermont Park which, although small, offers a baseball field for some open space time and one wooded walking trail. Neither have restrooms or water, so plan ahead, and don’t forget your furry friend must be on leash. Being in a residential area, you may like to bring a picnic to share in the park!