The Virginia Tech Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Blacksburg, Virginia. The dog park is just a short distance from the campus and can be reached by car or on foot. On campus, dogs are required to be leashed at all times so really appreciate the opportunity to let off steam in this Blacksburg dog park. There are plenty of spaces to park vehicles by the off-leash areas.
This dog park in Blacksburg is a lovely retreat for pups and pet parents who are studying hard or for those who just want some time away from the city hubbub. It's a large piece of open ground surrounded by trees which has been fenced to make it safe for off-leash exercising. It's a little piece of rustic dog heaven with plenty of wood chippings strewn over the dirt and grass surface.
Both the large and small breed off-leash areas are spacious enough to accommodate almost all the city's canines at once. There's no agility equipment, but there several fire hydrants in both off-leash compounds. The dog park is open until sunset, but is not lit in any way and can feel a little isolated as the light fades, so prompt departure is recommended.
There are a wooden shelter and some benches at the Virginia Tech Dog Park for pet owners to use plus a handy hose for freshening a dog up if it gets dirty. Unless a pet parent is walking back into Blacksburg, it is a good idea to keep a towel in the car for drying pups off.
It's also a good idea to keep a few poop bags in their pocket too as there are none on site, but puppy feces still needs to be picked up and disposed of in the containers provided. It's a pet owners responsibility to ensure their pup always wears its identification, vaccination and license tags while out and about. The local authorities don't take too kindly to them being absent from a dog's collar.