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Dog Parks

DPR manages and maintains a dozen dog parks throughout the District. These areas are caged in with enough space for friendly dogs to run free without leashes. Please do not bring your pet to a DPR dog park if it interacts with other dogs in an aggressive manner.

To apply for the potential addition of a dog park in your neighborhood, please fill out the DPR Dog Park Application and return the signed document to the following address:

Attn: Capital Projrects
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
1250 U Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington D.C. 20009

DPR encourages you to utilize our great dog parks across the city. You can find one nearest you by using the interactive map below. Click here to learn more about the history and selection process for DPR maintained dog-friendly spaces.