Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in Boston

October 20, 2010 7:02 PM

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Ronan Park

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City life can be a lonely existence for pooches who crave canine companionship. There are quite a few dog parks sprinkled around the city where Fido can have a play date and run leash-free with his new friends. Let us know about your favorites in the comments below.
Peters Park Dog Run

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Peters Park Dog Run

1277 Washington st
Boston, MA 02118
206-898-3042
www.peterspark.org

Boston’s first official off-leash dog park opened in 2007 and continues to be a favorite. It features 13,000 square feet of gravel covered terrain and has a separate area designated for small dogs. A double-gate helps prevent escapes and the doggie level water fountain is a hit.

Ronan Park

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Ronan Park

Boston, Massachusetts 02122
www.friendsofronanpark.org

A 6,000 square foot fenced dog run tucked in a corner of Ronan Park, this space just opened in 2010. It’s gravel covered, with a water station and double gate to prevent runaways.

Fort Washington Park

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Fort Washington Park

Cambridge, Waverly Street at Erie Street
www.friendsoffortwashington.org

For dog owners who prefer grassy runs, this Cambridge-side park may be the right spot. The fenced park features an open lawn and shady spots for tuckered out pooches. Dogs must be under voice control.

Nunziato Field

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Nunziato Field

Somerville, Summer Street at Putnam
32 Vinal Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-1618
www.somdog.org

This was Somerville’s first sanctioned off-leash dog park and there’s a good bet your dog won’t have to play alone. Running dogs kick up plenty of dust in this gravel-covered park, so if you insist on keeping your canine clean, this is the wrong place.

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