Norfolk, Virginia, is one of the most storied population centers in the United States. It was influential in colonial times and its protected waterways have made it the eastern coast's most important naval base that happens to be the largest naval base in the world. Sitting on the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk remains an influential city in national politics, given you get to the nation's capital from there by plane, train, car, or boat. And, to boot, it has the Berkley Dog Park.
As far as your dog is concerned, Norfolk is one of the more proactive towns when it comes to dog parks. Already, the city has 12 established dog parks; however, one has to assume someone at City Hall thinks there is still room for more, as the online listing of dog park rules includes the suggestion that anyone else in the city who wants a dog park in their neighborhood should review the policies and make it happen.
The write up even starts with the phrase, “Norfolk loves dogs.” And one of the rules is that “pups must play nice and owners must scoop the poop.” Half of that sounds like you are sending your puppy off to the first day of kindergarten – “play nice with the other pups, now, and do not forget to give this bone to your teacher.” The point is, Berkley Dog Park in Norfolk, Virginia, is a dog lovers' park.
The rest of the rules at Berkley Dog Park are standard procedure for dog parks. Owners must be present. Aggressive dogs and females in heat are not allowed. Dogs must be leashed at all times when leaving the park or before stepping into the dog parks. The limit at each park is three dogs per owner. The hours of the Berkley Dog Park is from sunup to sundown.