Dog Exercise Area

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Exercise and Enjoy the Outdoors with Your Dog!

Dogs, like humans, need exercise daily to maintain a healthy physical and emotional balance in their lives. The City of Gaithersburg’s Dog Exercise Area (DEA) provides the perfect place for unleashed dogs to run, play and socialize in a safe, fenced-in environment.

Please be advised that as of November 2, 2017, the Dog Exercise Area water system has been shut down for the winter season.

The DEA is for the use and enjoyment of City of Gaithersburg residents, DEA Members and their guests only. Dogs must be currently licensed with the City of Gaithersburg or their home jurisdiction to use the facility. Others are welcome to visit facilities located elsewhere in Montgomery County.

The DEA is located in Green Park and comprises approximately one acre of fenced land separated into two sections. The upper level is approximately 17,000 sq. ft. and has a bluestone dust-based ground cover. The lower level is approximately 43,000 sq. ft. and is grass covered. Both levels have benches, seasonal drinking water stations and dog waste bag dispensers. The lower level also has shade trees and a pavilion with seating.

The facility has ample free parking close to the upper level entrance.

Please be considerate of the residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. Park only in the designated DEA parking lot, not in the adjacent townhouse communities.