Dogs have been a great source of comfort and companionship during hard times for many years. So it’s no wonder that during the days of COVID-19, that adoptions for dogs has risen. Charlottesville is a very dog-friendly city and has several dog parks and dog activities to choose from. And that’s what we’re talking about today. Let’s do this.
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Meet Roma, he’s a 2 and a half year old poodle mix. He loves finding new adventures in Charlottesville. He’s going to help us explore the dog parks and activities around town.
There are several great dog parks around Charlottesville for your pup and you to explore. As a reminder, make sure your dog is up to date with all vaccine’s and please pick up after your pet!
Azalea Dog Park located on Old Lynchburg Road and has a great gated, off leash area for your dog to run and play. There is not much tree coverage so please make sure your dog has plenty of water in the summer because he will get hot! The rivanna trail also connects here if you want to take your dog on leash on a new adventure!
Darden Towe, off of Pantops, is a 113 Acre park that has lots to offer. You can sit with your dog in one of the many grassy areas while reading a book, take him on a walk along the walking path or trails, go to the boat launch and have a nice canoe trip with you and your best friend or take him to the dog park! The dog park has some benches for humans to sit, water spiket for the dogs and throughout the seasons they mulch the ground so it’s not so muddy.
Chris Greene Lake, located near the Charlottesville Airport, is a unique area. This dog park has water access for your furry friend to splash and play! With a total acreage of 239, Chris Green dog park takes up 1 whole acre of fenced in fun. Throughout the park there are also recreational areas, beaches, picnic shelters and places to fish.
Crozet dog park located in the same area as the Crozet Park and Pool, it’s nestled amongst the trees providing tons of shade for your best friend to get out all that energy. With a separate small dog area, water and places for humans to sit, this dog park has it all. It may seem a little hard to find at first so just make sure to follow the signs near the baseball field and soon enough you and your dog will be enjoying a game of fetch!
Fluvanna Dog Park, located at the eastern trailhead of Pleasant Grove Dog Park in Fluvanna county. This dog park features 2 fenced in areas, shady trees, waste bags, benches and water for your dog. The park itself is a great place for you and your dog to visit as well. Pleasant Grove Park has several trails, short and long, including a fitness trail, a butterfly garden, community garden, civil war park and a performing arts center. There is a soccer field, disc golf course and baseball field as well. During those perfect fall/spring days, this is a great park to explore!
Other dog friendly activities include taking your dog to a winery like Keswick Vineyards that has a dog park steps away from the tasting area, taking your dog to a brewery like Kardinal Hall off of Preston (they have lots of room for social distance), walking trails in the city like Rivanna Trails that has miles of paths to enjoy or taking a drive to Shenandoah national park for hiking and of course the famous Charlottesville Downtown Mall. The downtown mall is a great spot for the dog who thinks he’s a human, grab a coffee, eat some lunch, take a stroll or discuss the latest movie with friends, all with your dog at your side.
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