Peters Park Dog Run
1277 Washington st
Boston, MA 02118
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.
Boston, Massachusetts 02122
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
Cambridge, Waverly Street at Erie Street
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.
Somerville, Summer Street at Putnam
32 Vinal Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
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.