Ready for some fun in the sun with your furry best friend? So are we! Let's check out the best dog parks in Baltimore.
Whether you've lived in Baltimore your whole life, or you're just now moving there… you may not realize how many dog parks and off-leash areas there are. You and your special pup can run and play all day. And get some of that much-needed fresh air, sunshine, and exercise.
So if you're looking for some fun dog-friendly activities, we'll help you find the best parks to visit with your sweet pup. And if you're looking for pet-friendly places to eat, we've got you covered there too. Click here to find the best dog-friendly bars, restaurants, and breweries in Baltimore.
And let's not forget about finding the best local pet care in town too. Click here for the top dog walkers, cat sitters, pet groomers, and more—all in and around Baltimore, MD. Whatever your dog's needs are, we can help you find the right pet care pro to take care of them.
But if you're ready to get outside, let's check out those dog parks!
The Best Parks, Dog Parks, and Off-Leash Areas in Baltimore, MD:
- Canton Dog Park
- Canton Waterfront Park
- Cromwell Valley Park
- Downs Park Dog Beach (Downs Memorial Park)
- Druid Hill Park
- Dypski Park
- Federal Hill Park
- Gunpowder State Park
- Herring Run Park
- Howards Park Dog Park
- Latrobe Dog Park
- Locust Point Dog Park
- Oregon Ridge Park
- Patterson Dog Park
- Paw Point Dog Park
- Susquehanna State Park
- Two Rivers Park
- Wyman Park Dell
Canton Dog Park — 3221 Toone St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Canton Dog Park is one of the most popular dog parks to visit in Baltimore, MD. And it shows up on every list of the top dog parks in town. Canton Dog Park uses sand as its ground covering and provides free waste and water stations. It is entirely fenced-in, and has separate areas for small and large dogs. And there are plenty of benches and large shade trees.
Canton Waterfront Park — 3001 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Canton Waterfront Park is a beautiful public park right on the water. There are paved walking/biking trails, plus plenty of grass areas and shade trees. This park is 8 acres in size with multiple picnic areas. And occasionally you'll find festivals here as well as "First Thursday" concerts. This is not an off-leash area, but it is dog-friendly. You can bring your pup throughout the entire park, as long as they remain on-leash. And while you're here, don't forget to check out the Korean War Memorial.
Cromwell Valley Park — 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Cromwell Valley Park is a dog-friendly public park on the outskirts of Baltimore. This park contains 380 acres of green space to roam with seven pet-friendly trails. You can bring your pup anywhere in this park, but they do have to remain on-leash the entire time.
Downs Park Dog Beach — 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122
Downs Park Dog Beach is located at Downs Memorial Park, southeast of downtown Baltimore. There's not much shade, but you'll get plenty of sandy beach space for your pup to run around off-leash. And if your dog likes the water, let them splash, swim, and play here to cool off on hot summer days. Once you're done on the beach, you can explore the rest of the public park on-leash, and go for a hike together.
Druid Hill Park — 900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD 21217
Situated on Druid Park Lake Drive, this historic park features open fields, wooded trails, and a dedicated off-leash area for dogs. The park's picturesque lake and diverse wildlife make it a great place for dogs to explore nature.
Dypski Park — 1213 S Ellwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Dypski Park is a 2.5-acre park across the street from Canton Waterfront Park. Dogs are welcomed here, but must remain on-leash. Dypski is an excellent spot if you're looking for a playground to take your kids to and want to bring your pup along as well.
Federal Hill Park — 300 Warren Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Federal Hill Park is another dog-friendly public park. It's located in the city's center and is easy to access from anywhere in Baltimore. You can enjoy the historical monuments and statues here, as well as the beautiful city skyline views.
Gunpowder State Park — 7200 Graces Quarters Rd, Middle River, MD 21220
Gunpowder State Park is a gorgeous park in Baltimore with nature trails, water, and lots of wooded and green spaces. It's a great place to sneak away for a peaceful hike in the woods with your favorite canine. Your dog will have to remain on-leash, but they will love getting back to nature at this beautiful state park.
Herring Run Park — 3800 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21213
Spanning across several neighborhoods, this expansive park provides numerous trails and green spaces for dogs to roam. It also features a creek where dogs can cool off during hot summer days.
Howards Park Dog Park — 310 Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Howards Park Dog Park is a completely fenced-in dog park where pups can run and play off-leash. This dog park offers separate fenced-in spaces for small and large dogs, and is easily accessible from downtown Baltimore.
Locust Point Dog Park — 1529 Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Locust Point Dog Park is located within Latrobe Park—southeast of downtown Baltimore. Sometimes referred to as Latrobe Dog Park, this dog park is fully fenced-in, so dogs can run and play off-leash. Or you can walk your pup around the rest of the public park on-leash, and check out the sports fields. One thing that makes this dog park especially unique is that in addition to having grass, astroturf, climbing rocks, and trees… This dog park actually has a doggy water slide! Can you believe that? This is one dog park you can't skip out on.
Oregon Ridge Park — 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Oregon Ridge Park is located on the northern edge of the greater Baltimore area. It's not a dog park, but it is a dog-friendly public park. So make sure to keep your pup on-leash here. You and your pup can enjoy the beautiful nature, trails, water, and beach. And if you bring your family along—check out the children's playground and nature center.
Patterson Dog Park — 200 S Linwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Patterson Dog Park is located in Patterson Park, north of the Canton area. This fully fenced-in park has separate sections for small and large dogs. And it even provides wading pools and water fountains to keep your doggy cool and hydrated on those hot summer days. Patterson Dog Park contains a combination of turf and hardscape with some trees scattered around. And plenty of benches throughout for you to take a load off.
Paw Point Dog Park — 1000 Lakeside Dr, Baltimore, MD 21210
Paw Point Dog Park is a membership-based dog park, so make sure to check that out ahead of time. But this dog park is definitely worth the yearly membership cost. Paw Point Dog Park sits right on the river, so your pup can swim, splash, and play at their heart's content. There's plenty of grassy green space, and it is fully fenced-in. You can still walk a leashed dog to the surrounding parts outside of the fence for free.
Susquehanna State Park — 4188 Wilkinson Rd, Havre De Grace, MD 21078
Susquehanna State Park is a beautiful public state park that sits right on the water. You and your leashed dog can enjoy the woods, rocks, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. Yet another great dog-friendly park to visit.
Two Rivers Park — Baltimore, MD 21224
Two Rivers Park is located on the east side of the Canton neighborhood. It's a peaceful public park where you can take your leashed dog for a stroll on a nice day. It was renovated back in 2003, and has beautiful walking paths, cast iron fencing, green grass, and lovely shade trees.
Wyman Park Dell — 2929 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Wyman Park Dell is located within Wyman Park, on the north side of Baltimore. Your dog can accompany you for a stroll through the park, as long as they are on-leash. You can enjoy the 16-acres of this city park, with plenty of walking trails, grassy space, historical statues, and seasonal events.
Check out Baltimore's pup-tastic dog parks!
Now that you've seen just how much Baltimore has to offer its doggy citizens and their pet parents, you can visit a new park each week. Whether it's a dog-friendly public park or an off-leash, fenced-in dog park—this city intentionally makes a habit of providing green spaces for all its citizens… both the two-legged and the four-legged.