The Lafayette Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Norfolk, Virginia. Pet parents arriving at the dog park in a vehicle will find parking spaces on the nearby roadsides. This dog park in Norfolk is supported by the generous help of the Lafayette Winona Civic League for which all the pups in the local neighborhood are truly grateful.
This dog park in Norfolk, while it may have the general appearance of having once been someone's backyard, has everything a dog needs to enjoy some time off-leash. Any pup would feel right at home here, and the family atmosphere is cemented by the fact all sizes of dog need to share the same space. The off-leash area is enclosed with chain-link and has some lovely trees growing around the border.
There's a lot of rustic, wooden agility equipment for the pups to jump on, over or through no matter what their size. Grass for them to sniff at, dirt for them to scratch at and a paved area around the water fountain which prevents them getting muddy paws when the fountain overflows.
This dog park in Norfolk's historic district has a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere and no bad behavior is accepted. It's not for pet families with numerous members either as there's a three dog limit per handler. Pet parents should avoid getting engrossed in neighborly chats over the fence too as they need to keep an eye on what their pup is up to.
Things can escalate quickly when large and small dogs are in the same run altogether. It's everyone's responsibility to make sure the doggy play stays safe for all and within acceptable canine social boundaries. There's a shared responsibility about poop scooping which also needs to be adhered to. No-one wants to step in pup poop, so bag it and dispose of it, so all the fur babies have a clean compound to run around in.