Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources
Dog walkers and owners are encouraged to utilize community canine areas (CCA) and are reminded that each of the locations do not include the entire park. The designated community canine areas are specific, clearly posted parcels of land within the individual parks in which they are located.
All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated before entering the CCA.
No dogs less than four (4) months of age shall be permitted in a CCA.
Female dogs in heat shall not be allowed in the CCA at any time.
No food is allowed within boundaries of a CCA.
No one (1) handler may bring in more than three (3) dogs at a time.
Professional dog trainers may not use any CCA for the conduct of their business, unless sponsored by Arlington County.
Animals must be leashed when entering and exiting the CCA.
Handlers must be in possession of leash at all times.
Dog owners shall remain with their dog(s) and be in view of their animal(s) at all times.
Handlers are responsible for the removal and disposal of dog waste from the CCA and disposing of it in a proper manner.
Dogs shall be removed at the first sign of aggression. Aggressive dogs shall not be permitted within any designated off-leash CCA. "Aggressive dog" is defined as a dog(s) posing a threat to human beings or other animals. Handlers are legally responsible for their dog(s) and any injury caused by them.
Handlers shall not allow their dogs to bark on a continuous or frequent basis. It is unlawful for any person who owns, possesses or harbors a dog to permit that dog to create a frequent or continued noise disturbance across a real property boundary or within a nearby dwelling unit. (County Code).
Handlers, prior to leaving the CCA, shall fill holes dug by dogs.
Dog grooming shall not be allowed in any CCA, unless it is part of an Arlington County sponsored program.
Parents must be in control of their children at all times.
Violations of the leash law, pooper scooper law and running at large law can result in a summons to appear in court and a fine of $100.00.
Both rabies vaccinations tags and County Dog License tags are required to be secured on your dog's collar at all times. Click here for information on licensing your dog.
Any animal violations or animal bites should be reported immediately to the Department of Animal Control located at theAnimal Welfare League of Arlington at 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington Virginia 22206 (703) 931- 9241.Thinking of training? Dog and puppy obedience classes are frequently offered under Arlington's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources "special interest" class category.
Please e-mail Arlington's Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources with questions or recommendations regarding the community canine areas.