The designated run for small dogs ensures that dogs of a similar size, age, and personality have a safe space where they can enjoy regular exercise and socialization without the fear of accident or injury from playing with larger or overexuberant dogs. Although off-leash play is welcomed at Highland Dog Park, park officials take safety precautions very seriously so you should watch your dog carefully.
To prevent any potential conflicts or injuries to dogs in the play areas, owners are asked to maintain a lead with them at all times. You should also make sure your pooch is socially adept. When not housed in a designated off-leash area, dogs must remain leashed. Highland Dog Park is a public dog play haven. Both people and their pooches are permitted to enjoy the grounds free of charge.
The dog play areas are complete with many amenities sure to enhance Fido's day at the dog park. Two retired fire hydrants are included in the runs as decorative, novelty items. Water is provided in the enclosures to ensure all dogs have access to a cool drink when needed. Also found in the play areas are plentiful shade trees and benches where owners can relax and observe their dogs playing.
For dogs looking for a place to cool off, several kids' pools are found in the runs where Fido can take a quick dip. Complimentary poop bags are available. Owners are required to make use of them as all pet waste removal is their responsibility as per Virginia state legislation. There are no bathrooms on the grounds. Family-friendly Highland Park offers several great recreational opportunities for families to enjoy.
Housed on the grounds are walking trails, tennis courts, a soccer field, a disc golf course, and a playground. This lovely dog park situated within an Old Southwest residential area has instituted a few rules regarding the use of their dog playground. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations. A city dog license is also required. Looking for a new Virginia park to explore? Bring Fido to visit Highland Dog Park!