There are also picnic tables throughout the park, leaving you ample space for sitting and meeting other owners as you watch your dogs play. The park is a little over an acre, so your pup has plenty of space to sprint if he wants. Even though the park is wedged between Columbia Heights, Vine Street, and the BQE, the park is surrounded by trees and can give visitors a sense of escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Volunteers help keep this park clean and to do your part, bring your own bags to make sure you're ready to pick up after your pup and dispose of any dog poop in the garbage cans provided. Before you take your four-legged friend to the park, make sure he is wearing his collar with tags indicating his ID and up-to-date rabies vaccination. Your dog must remain on his leash, which can be no longer than six feet until he is in the double gated entries.
Make sure your pup is not aggressive and responds to your call. Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the park. In addition, your dog should not chase animals like squirrels, rodents, or birds. There are four double-gated entrances; two located on Vine Street and two located on Columbia Heights. Handicap accessible entrances are on Vine Street. The park is busy around mid-day and you'll see lots of dogs playing.