The Chris Greene Lake Dog Park is an amazing dog park in Charlottesville, Virginia, where pups can not only get off-leash time they can have a swim too. There is a charge for using the Chris Greene Lake Park whether you have a dog or not. The entrance fee is $3 for adults who are resident in Albemarle County and $2 for children.
For non-residents, the cost is $4.50 and $3 respectively. Seasonal passes are also available for purchase from the kiosk at the park or online. The price of a seasonal adult pass is $50 for residents or $75 for non-residents. A seasonal family pass which covers admission for up to five family members is $100 or $150 for those from outside the county.
This dog park in Charlottesville is one acre of fenced ground which is accessed by walking through the woods from the parking lot. The off-leash area, which is fenced on three sides and bordered by water on the fourth, has everything dogs love. There are lots of trees for them to sniff at and scent mark plus they have their own access point on the shoreline where they can leap into the lake.
Owners, even if they get overheated and hot under the collar, are not allowed to join their pups in the water. This part of the lake is reserved for dog swimming only, and owners need to abstain from paddling in the shallows too. One thing owners can't abstain from is scooping all their puppy's poop.
There are no supplies of bags in the off-leash area, so all pet parents need to make sure they've got some with them before leaving their vehicle. Not picking up puts the lake waters at risk of contamination from bacteria present in dog feces. This ultimately puts the dogs using the dog park at risk as there's not many who can resist lapping at the water when they're in it.