Map of dog parks in Richmond, VA

In honor of National Dog Day, we made an interactive map of dog parks in Richmond. Here are a few spots + treats and tips for each location.

Northside Dog Park, 609 Forest Lawn Dr. | 7 a.m.-8 p.m. | A quieter spot for pups. Make sure to bring water, as there is none on tap.

Barker Field at Byrd Park, 2481 Park Dr. | 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. | Richmond’s first official off-leash dog park opened in 1998.

Church Hill Dog Park, 3600 E. Grace St. | 6 a.m.-9 p.m. | Watch out for rocks which might be harsh on paws. The park is located on the eastern lower terrace of Chimborazo Park.

Phideaux Field, 4401 Forest Hill Ave | 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Sunday | Located at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, this laid-back park provides bowls of water and doggie bags.

Ruff Canine Club, 1924 Ellen Rd. | 2-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday | This private dog park + social club is stacked with amenities for pups and people.

Short Pump Dog Park, 3329 Pump Rd. | 7 a.m.-7 p.m. | This Henrico park has separate areas for small + large dogs, synthetic grass specifically designed for dog parks, and a play area with sprinklers.

Ruff House Dog Park, 3401 Courthouse Rd. | 7:30 a.m.-dusk | This Chesterfield spot has convenient parking and two fenced areas inside Rockwood Park.

Chester Dog Park, 5300 Ecoff Ave. | 7 a.m.-dusk | Follow the walking path in Goyne Park to find a dog run and spacious fenced areas.

Pro tip: The map is interactive — feel free to explore, add alike” for your favorite spots, or submit a park we may have missed.

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