The dog park features two separate fenced off areas, one for large dogs, and another for smaller breeds or dogs with special needs. There is a small, free parking lot right in front of the dog park. The surface in the fenced-off area is gravel, and it can get muddy after a heavy rain. You may want to bring some towels for your car! Both of the sections offer a combination of sun and shade, and some benches where pet-parents can kick back and enjoy the entertainment.
Only the large dog section has a doggy water fountain, so you may want to bring a water bowl for your little buddy. There are no waste bags provided, so be sure to bring your own, along with Fifi's favorite ball!
If your pal is not one to be fenced in, they can enjoy the surrounding Benjamin Banneker Park with you on leash. Here you'll find picnic areas, charcoal grills, and playgrounds, all near the the soothing sounds of the Four Mile Run creek. This park also connects to a variety of trails, including the Custis Trail, the Four Mile Run Trail, and the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail. These trails are paved and popular among cyclists, the W&OD trail reaching an extensive 45 miles. Look out for fast moving cyclists while you're walking your dog along here to avoid a collision.
This park welcomes dogs of course, as long as they stay on good behavior. Please follow the leash rules, pick up after your pup, and make sure they respect other dogs and humans.
Benjamin Banneker Dog Park will have your pup leaping for joy!