Explore the Best Dog Parks Near Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria is a great city to explore, with a stunning selection of local museums and celebrated restaurants. Here at Alexandria Volkswagen, we believe that your furry friends deserve to enjoy new adventures, too! That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite dog parks near Alexandria, VA. Remember to check out the city’s guide to Dog Parks in Your Neighborhood to learn the proper “Petiquette” before you go.



Holmes Run / Duke Street Dog Park

5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA – Open Until Sunset

The Duke Street Dog Park is a fenced-in dog park in Alexandria, VA, just across the street from Ben Brenman Park in the south central part of our city. It’s currently being updated with new paths, water fountains, shaded areas, and much more, but since most of the construction is taking place outside of the fenced-in area, the park should remain open all summer! Like most of the dog parks near Alexandria, VA, it’s open until the sun sets.


Simpson Stadium Dog Park

426 E Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA – Open Until 10 P.M.

The Simpson Stadium Dog Park, part of the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park complex, has a very active community! In addition to its fenced-in play area for dogs, the park offers a playground for children, a garden, and sport courts–so you can bring the whole family along for the fun. With 9.94 acres of total park space, there’s plenty of room to spread out, too!

The Simpson Stadium dog park in Alexandria, VA deserves a special mention because it’s lighted from sunset until close. Find it where Monroe meets Richmond Highway.


Founders Dog Park

351 N Union Street, Alexandria, VA – Open Until 10 P.M.

Founders Dog Park stands out for its open, unfenced dog exercise area, for it’s early 5 A.M. opening time, and for the dedicated Founder’s Park Community Association which maintains it! It’s also located along the banks of the Potomac, so you can enjoy pleasant river views while you and your furry friend run around! You’ll find this open play area just down the street from City Hall.


Dog Run Park at Carlyle

450 Andrew’s Lane, Alexandria, VA – Open 24/7

If you’re searching for dog parks in Alexandria, there’s a strong chance that the Dog Run Park at Carlyle will turn up high on the list! It’s not hard to see why. Above all, this Alexandria dog park is easy to visit and enjoy, since it’s just down the street from the popular Old Town Alexandria neighborhood, near a local Whole Foods, and open 24 hours a day.


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If you’re still exploring your options, we’d be happy to show you around the best dog parks near Arlington, VA or help you check out the most inviting parks in nearby Annandale.

If you or your dog enjoyed themselves at any of our recommended Alexandria dog parks, be sure to let us know! We’re always glad to hear from our friends and neighbors.

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