Boston, Ma has some great dog parks for you and your canine buddy play and make new friends. It’s still cold out but if your pup is experiencing cabin fever, a trip to the park to run around might be in order. Just make sure your dog doesn’t get too cold and bring some water because the fountains may be turned off for winter.
Charlesgate Dog Run is located at Massachusetts Ave and Beacon St. It is near the Charles River and fenced so your pup can run around off leash while you take in the beautiful view of the river and esplanade. It’s not huge but it’s a great place to go and then take a walk along the esplanade or wander around Boston University’s campus. Don’t forget to bring bags to clean up after your pup, water for after play time, and maybe some treats to motivate your dog to come back to you and not run around when it’s time to go. The park is open till dusk and opens at 8am.
Medway Dog Park is over at Village St. and Cottage St. and is open at 6:30am on weekdays and 8am on weekends. It closes at dusk. The dog park is fenced and all dogs who go to Medway need to a dog park license. The license is to make sure that your dog is up to date with vaccines, is dog friendly, and has no history of dog aggression. The park has a few rules such as all dogs must be supervised, clean up after your dog, dogs must have ID collars, be spayed or neutered, and no children under the age of 12 are allowed. The town of Medford has some dog laws that the park must adhere to as well. For more information about Medway Dog Park, visit their website.
Carleton Dog Park is located at Carleton St. and Holyoke St. and is open during daylight, closing at dusk. It’s a fenced dog park so your dog can run around off leash without worrying of running out of the park and is a great place to burn off some energy. Bring your own bags to clean up, water, and make sure to throw out all your garbage when you’re leaving. Your dog must be vaccinated and dog friendly and supervised at all times. Carleton Dog Park is within walking distance of the Prudential Center and the ground seems to be a converted tennis court. It’s cushy and good for the joints of dogs romping around. There are even some toys for your dog to play with just remember to put them back when you’re leaving.
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