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Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland. Being such a large city, it can be difficult to find a safe place for your pooch to run and play, but luckily there are dog parks. Dog parks are great for providing a safe space for your dog to run off-leash and always have other dogs ready to play and socialize. In this article, you’ll find the 7 best dog parks in Baltimore and what each park has to offer.
If you live in Baltimore, you need to keep your dog on a leash at all times, but dog parks allow you to let your dog run free, no leash required. You will also need to license your dog to the city and have them fully vaccinated before visiting any of these parks in the city. It’s also important that your dog is well-trained and comfortable with other people and animals.
Every dog park offers something different, and it’s best to learn about all of them so you can find the one that’s right for you. Let’s take a look at 7 of the best dog parks in Baltimore so you can find one worth a visit in the area.
1. Burdick Barking Dog Park
|Burdick Barking Dog Park|
|Place||6300 Walther Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206|
|Hour||6:00 am to 8:30 pm|
Burdick Bark Park is a small play area for off-leash dogs located in Baltimore’s East Rosemont neighborhood. This dog park is free to visit, but you must register online to prove your dog is fully vaccinated and properly licensed. If you are not registered then you will not be able to visit as a password is required to enter the park.
This dog park is divided into two areas. One for larger dogs and another for smaller and older breeds. There is also a third section to this dog park so it can be used while the other sections are being maintained.
Burdick Bark Dog Park has natural grass and is an open space perfect for letting your pup off leash. Shady trees and agile ramps to stimulate the spirit. Poop bags are provided but best to bring your own as they run out quite often. This dog park also doesn’t provide water, so if planning a trip, be sure to bring a water bottle in case your pup gets thirsty.
2. Bark Social
|Place||3822 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224|
|Hour||Monday to Thursday (8am to 10pm) Friday to Sunday (8am to 11pm)|
|price||Weekday Daily Pass: $9.99|
Bark Social is a dog-friendly bar located in Baltimore’s Brewer Hill neighborhood. This dog park is a new attraction for the City of Baltimore opening in May 2022. Anyone can visit this pub, but if you plan to bring your dog, they must be fully vaccinated and a membership purchased for them. Membership prices vary as they have daily, monthly and yearly options. A yearly membership costs $364.99 and is compatible with Bethesda’s Bark Social.
Bark Social has various rules to maintain a pleasant experience for all visitors:
- Membership is required for all visiting dogs.
- No puppies under 4 months old.
- Maximum of two dogs per person.
- All dogs must be off leash in the park.
- Only flat collars or seat belts are allowed.
This is a great place to grab a bite and let your dog have some off-leash fun. This dog park has a large space for dogs to run and play and a smaller area for smaller dogs. The dog park is grassed and kept clean by friendly staff.
There is plenty of seating and the dog park offers alcoholic beverages and food for you and your pup. If you’re looking for a dog park in Baltimore that’s right for you, then you might want to check out this dog park.
3. Howard Street Dog Park
|Howard Street Dog Park|
|Place||310 W. Center Street, Baltimore, MD 21201|
|Hour||7:00 am to 10:00 pm|
Howard Street Dog Park is located in the friendly neighborhood of Baltimore in Mount Vernon. Although the dog park is in a busy area, it is fully fenced with double fencing to prevent escapes. Separate areas exist for smaller and larger varieties. The dog park is paved and there are turf mounds surrounding the park. Several trees are scattered around the dog park for shade and there are benches.
When your dog is thirsty, water and poop bags are provided. There are always other dogs to play in this park, but sometimes they are smaller and can get overcrowded. This free dog park can be a fun visit for you and your pooch if around the area.
4. Wide Dog Park
|Canton Dog Park|
|Place||3221 Toone St, Baltimore, MD 21224|
|Hour||6am to 9pm|
As the name suggests, Canton Dog Park is located in the Canton neighborhood of southeast Baltimore. This dog park is a small play area that is free to visit. It is divided into two parts, one part for the smaller breeds. This dog park is full of sand, it’s easy to hurt your dog’s joints while running, and it’s easier to clean up your dog’s mess.
The park offers free poop bags, two dog parks and a fountain. The dog park has plenty of trees for shade on hot days and chairs to sit on. Canton Dog Park, located nearby, is a simple dog park great for socializing and exercising your pup.
5. Paw Point Dog Park
|Paw Point Dog Park|
|Place||1000 Lakeside Dr, Baltimore, MD 21210|
|Hour||5:30am to 8pm|
|price||Annual Membership: $35|
Paw Point Dog Park is an off-leash area within Lake Rowland. The dog park is members-only, and annual memberships can be purchased online for about $35 for two dogs. Roland Lake is free to visit, and membership is only required to go to the dog park. There are walking trails and picnic areas in the park, and the scenery is beautiful, but dogs must be kept on a leash when they are not in the designated off-leash area.
Paw Point Dog Park is approximately 1.25 acres, large enough for off-leash fun of any breed. It is fully fenced and has a double door entry. If you have a water-loving breed, there is a beach area for them to swim in.
Paw Point Park provides water for your dog and poop bags to help clean them up. It’s in a peaceful area with an abundance of natural beauty, but also a fun dog park.
6. Latrobe Dog Park
|Latrobe Dog Park|
|Place||1627 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230|
|Hour||6am to 9pm|
This park is an off-leash area found near Locust Point Baltimore. This friendly community dog park is run by residents who live nearby. It is completely fenced and has artificial turf. This dog park is one area, there is no separate area for smaller breeds. Small and large dogs have different visiting hours: 9:00am-10am for small dogs and 3:00-4:00pm for large dogs.
Latrobe Dog Park is a simple dog park that provides poop bags and water. The surface has knolls, rocks and logs for dogs to play on. Despite its small size, it has plenty of room for other dogs to play at this dog park.
7. Patterson Dog Park
|Patterson Dog Park|
|Place||200 S Linwood Ave, Baltimore|
This is a dog park in Baltimore that is a fully fenced area for your dog to play. This dog park is located in Baltimore’s southeastern region and is part of the 295-acre Patterson Park.
Patterson Dog Park is much smaller than the rest of the park, but there’s still plenty of room for your pooch to let off all that energy. It is divided into two fenced areas, one of which is dedicated to the smaller breeds. The surface of the Patterson Dog Park is concrete and turf. Fountains are located throughout the park and can also be used to fill up the kiddie pool when your dog gets thirsty.
There are two entrances to the park, both with double gates to prevent escape. There are plenty of seats in the park, and free poop bags. Size, cleanliness, and different amenities are why this is one of the best dog parks in Baltimore.
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