Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8594 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Kim Eckert
Park Operations Division Director

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Off-Leash Dog Parks

Dogs at dog parkThe Fairfax County Park Authority welcomes leashed dogs in all of its parks. In addition, for owners of well-socialized canines who enjoy a good run, a friendly romp, or simply the presence of other dogs and people, the Park Authority operates dog parks or dog runs. These are designated fence-enclosed areas where unleashed dogs can have free play. At present, the Park Authority has eleven established dog parks located throughout Fairfax County.

Volunteer Dog Park Monitors are Park Authority volunteers who assist staff with the operations and maintenance of each dog park. They do so by encouraging awareness of dog park rules and regulations, reporting maintenance needs to the Park Authority, picking up litter and dog waste in order to model proper use and to keep park areas clean; and by promoting a sense of community among those who visit a dog park.

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.

Operating Hours are 7 a.m. to one half-hour after sunset Monday through Friday. On weekends and federal holidays, the hours are 8 a.m. to one half-hour after sunset.

The Park Authority is conducting a dog park study. To participate and learn more, visit Dog Park Study.

Low-Cost Rabies Clinics

Rabies is a deadly virus spread through saliva, and most often transmitted through bites by an infected animal. There is no cure for rabies. You can protect your pet against this virus by having them vaccinated against rabies, and Virginia state law and Fairfax County ordinances requires that dogs and cats four months of age and older be vaccinated against rabies.

Dog Licenses

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

Use the funnel on the Park Amenity Locator to view dog park locations on the map.

Baron Cameron

11300 Baron Cameron Avenue, Reston

Established: September 2001
Capacity: 35 dogs (28 Large / 7 Small)
Special Features: Water supply and separate area for small dogs (under 25 lbs.)


Blake Lane

10033 Blake Lane, Oakton

Established: June 2000
Capacity: 25 dogs



900 Palmer Drive, Herndon

Established: January 2003
Capacity: 47 dogs (43 Large / 4 Small)
Special Features: Water supply and separate area for small dogs (under 25 lbs.)


Dulles Station Community Park

13707 Sayward Blvd, Herndon

Capacity: 18 dogs
Special Features: Water supply, shade pavilion


Grist Mill

4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria

Established: April 2006
Capacity: 64 dogs
Special Features: Water supply


 Lenclair Park

6725 Lenclair Street, Alexandria

Established:October 2014
Capacity: 46 dogs
Special Features: Water supply


Mason District

Intersection of Alpine Drive and Pinecrest Parkway, Annandale

Established: June 2002
Capacity: 62 dogs


Monticello Park

5315 Guinea Road, Burke

Established: November 2018
Capacity: 41 dogs (32 Large / 9 Small)
Special Features: Water supply


Rock 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.)


South Run

7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield

Established: December 2001
Capacity: 85 dogs



6801 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria

Established: November 2012
Capacity: 82 dogs
Special Features: Water supply and when the large area of the dog park is closed due to wet conditions or maintenance, the small area only has a capacity of 26 dogs

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