The Hunnewell Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Newton, Massachusetts. It is a corner of the Hunnewell Park which has been reserved for use as an off-leash area for exercising dogs. There is street side parking available at this dog park or in the New Balance parking lot.
This dog park in Newton is monitored under the city's Off-Leash Recreation Program and is overseen by the Off-Leash Recreation Program Specialist. Pups need to be on their best behavior in Newton whether they're on-leash or off. Dogs which are using this off-leash facility are required to wear not only their license and vaccination tags on their collars, but must also be displaying a resident or non-resident off-leash medallion.
Pet parents can apply for the medallion, which is valid for all Newton off-leash areas, at the city clerk's office during working hours.The fee applicable is $50 per dog for residents and $100 for non-residents. Certificated evidence of up to date licensing and vaccinations need to be presented when making the application.
Any pet parent found using the facility with a dog without a medallion will be asked to leave. Professional dog walkers need to pay a charge of $250 to be able to exercise dogs in Newton dog parks and are required to carry proof of identity with them at all times. The Hunnewell Dog Park is a great stretch of grassy ground which incorporates an extra fenced-in section just for small breeds.
There's a nice wooded area in the big dog section too where they can find the odd stick or two for their pet parent to throw. There are usually poop bags on-site, but owners should always carry their own supply in case they've run out. Special purpose, blue-colored, poop only bins have been provided for used poop bag disposal. All owners should ensure they use them.