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Off-leash Dog Area, Fairfax County Park Authority

There are proposed changes to the County's noise ordinance that may impact hours of operation at off-leash dog areas in the Fairfax County Park Authority system. We are providing a link to the proposal in an effort to keep the public, especially dog park users abreast of the situation. To date, the Park Authority Board has not taken a position on these proposals.
>> Read Proposal

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Remember, all dogs four months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses are good for one year and must be purchased by January 31st. Get more information here!

The Fairfax County Park Authority has always welcomed leashed dogs in all of its parks. Now, for owners of well-mannered canines who enjoy a good run or a friendly romp, there's the additional option of dog parks - fenced areas where unleashed dogs can have free play. At present, there are seven established dog parks. Additional off-leash dog areas are in the planning stage.

All of the dog parks are public/private partnerships, developed in cooperation with sponsoring organizations of pet owners. The sponsors are the agency's liaison between users and local residents, Animal Control and the Police Department. They monitor and clean up the facilities, publicize dog park rules and regulations, and report maintenance needs to the Park Authority.

Users of off-leash dog areas do so at their own risk. Neither Fairfax County nor the Fairfax County Park Authority shall be liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog in the off-leash area.

The hours of operation of all off-leash dog areas are dawn to dusk, unless posted otherwise.

paw printBaron Cameron
11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston

Established: September 2001
Capacity: 40 dogs
Special Features: Water supply and separate area for small dogs (under 25 lbs.)

This is an accessible facility.



paw printBlake Lane
10033 Blake Lane, Oakton

Established: June 2000
Capacity: 25 dogs



paw printChandon
900 Palmer Drive, Herndon

Established: January 2003
Capacity: 42 dogs



paw printGrist Mill
4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria

PLEASE NOTE: Grist Mill Park will be closed to automobile traffic due to repaving of the parking lot on Wednesday, November 4.

Established: April 2006
Capacity: 64 dogs
Special Features: Interior space is one acre of bluestone dust surface. Clean and dry.

This is an accessible facility.



paw printLenclair Park
6725 Lenclair Street, Alexandria

Established:October 2014
Capacity: 45 dogs

This is an accessible facility.


paw print Mason District
Intersection of Alpine Drive and Pinecrest Parkway, Annandale

Established: June 2002
Capacity: 62 dogs

This is an accessible facility.


paw printRock Hill District Park (Originally Quinn Farm)
15150 Old Lee Rd., Chantilly

Established: March 2006
Capacity: 90 dogs (80 large/10 small)
Special Features: Separate area for small dogs (under 25 lbs.)

This is an accessible facility.



paw printSouth Run
7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield

Established: December 2001
Capacity: 85 dogs



paw printWestgrove
6801 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria

Established: November 2012
Capacity: 83 dogs


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