This historic park was developed in 1861, and still has the remnants of a civil war battery that held a parapet and 100 pound Parrott rifles. They're still fairly well preserved and remain visible. The entrance to Battery Kemble Park can be found along Chain Ridge Road NW. Here you'll find plenty of free parking where you can unload your puppers from the car, and begin your adventure!
There are no restrooms in the park, but some can be found just a short walk south at Fletcher Cove. Although the park has limited amenities, it makes up for it in open grassy spaces and majestic trees. There is a hill in Battery Kemble Park that is very popular for sledding in the winter. Playing some fetch on this hill will guarantee you a tuckered out pup at the end of the day. There are also some natural surface pathways that meander through the trees. If you take the path that heads south through the woods, you'll reach the Potomac River and the Potomac Overlook Regional Park.
This park is more than just dog friendly, it's a well known fact that Battery Kemble Park has gone to the dogs. There are even water bowls here for pups to hydrate after some running and roughhousing. Always pick up after your pooch, and follow proper petiquette.
Battery Kemble Park is sure to get your pup's tail wagging!