If expanding their social circle is on your pupper's barket list this year, bring them to the Canton Dog Park for some unfettered mingling! The first off-leash dog park in Baltimore, this canine hangout was established in 2002 and is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. Since its opening, doggos from all over the city have been frequenting the park to stretch their legs, blow off steam, and make new four-legged friends!
Located on Toone Street near the Patapsco River, the Canton Dog Park comprises a double-gated, fenced-in facility split into two sections. One area is allotted for large woofers, while the other side is reserved for smaller and older canines. With a separate area just for them, petite and senior pooches need not worry about getting knocked down by the bigger guys when they're ruffhousing. Still, it's impawtant to actively supervise your furry charge at all times—responding quickly is the best way to prevent canine conflicts!
In addition to the open space for off-leash romping, the dog park features shade, nearby parking, and a notice board for rules and other information. A water source is available outside the park and pick-up bags are provided by the regulars. Feel free to bring bags to share as well! If you're driving to the site, don't forget to bring a towel too. While the sand surface is softer on the paws and makes it easier to scoop the poop, your pup will likely need to be cleaned off before they hop back into the car.
There is no fee to use the dog park, but pooch parents are encouraged to register their dogs with the city and get a pet license before visiting the facility. For leash-free exercise, play, and socialization in Baltimore, look no further than the Canton Dog Park!