Arlington’s Off Leash Dog Park: Thorndike Field

Don’t have a backyard? Looking for a spot where your dog can run around? Just want your pup to make some new friends? We mentioned it briefly in our last blog post on off-leash dog hours: Thorndike Field Dog Park is the place! The dog park has been open since 2012 and has quickly become a favorite spot for dogs and owners in Arlington.

The dog park is fully fenced in, right off the bike path, has a parking lot, and is near Alewife Station so close to public transit too. Water, bags, and trash cans are all available at the park, but it’s always good to have extra supplies just in case! There are benches for humans (and pups who believe they are human) to sit on. Portable restrooms are available seasonally.

Open from 6 am - 9 pm daily, the dog park is located at the end of Margaret Street. It can be pretty busy on the weekends and in the evenings, but the park is very large, so there is ample room to run around and provide space for pups that are a little bit shy. There are even separate areas and entrances for large and small dogs.

There are some rules and regulations to be aware of before visiting. The key is to be safe and keep an eye on your pup. Next time you want to have an adventure with your dog, come out to the Thorndike Dog Park! Check out some pictures of furry friends having fun (including a couple from the Blue Sky Dogs Howl-o-ween party!):