The City has two dog parks consisting of a one-acre fenced area where dogs can run free from their leashes:
Red Wing Metro Park
at 1398 General Booth Blvd.
Woodstock Community Park
at 5709 Providence Rd.
An annual on-site registration fee of $15 is required (for the first dog, $10 for each additional dog), along with proof of license and vaccination. Dogs will be issued a tag to wear visibly on their collar. Children are required to be at least 8 years of age to enter the park.
General Dog Park Guidelines
When dog owners follow the guidelines, everyone’s enjoyment of the dog parks is enhanced. Therefore, we need to work together to preserve space for both our dogs and our citizens.
- Dog owners will be liable for the full value of any park property damaged or destroyed by their dogs.
- Please be a responsible dog owner and support our dog park guidelines.
- Dog owners are required to license their dogs and have proof of their dogs’ rabies vaccination. We strongly recommend that dogs receive the Parvo vaccination.
- Park staff will monitor and spot check usage, licenses, and compliance with dog park guidelines. Animal Control will ensure compliance with city ordinances.
- Scoop the poop. Keep the area clean.
- License and immunize your dogs. A collar with proper identification should be worn by your dogs at all times.
- Watch and keep an eye on your dogs.
- Avoid dog fights. If a fight breaks out, pull the dogs apart from the back.
- Honor the limit of three dogs per person.
- Teach your dogs to be quiet. Barking or uncontrollable dogs must be removed.
- Remove your dogs immediately at the first sign of aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs.
- Don't bring puppies under four months into the park.
- Don't bring your female dogs in heat into the park.
- Don't let your dogs dig holes in the park. If your dog does dig, fill the holes immediately.
- Don't leave your dogs unattended in the park.
- Don't bring children under eight into the park.
- Don't feed your dogs in the park.
The Dog Parks operate under the following ordinances:
- City of Virginia Beach Ordinance Section 5-9. Nuisance animals generally.
- City of Virginia Beach Ordinance Section 5-16. Allowing dogs to urinate or defecate on public or private property.
- City of Virginia Beach Ordinance Section 5-46. Dog or cat license required.
- City of Virginia Beach Ordinance Section 5-87. Vaccination or inoculation of dogs or cats.
- Virginia State Code Recreational Use Immunity State Code 15.2-1809. Liability of localities in the operation of parks, recreational facilities, and playgrounds.
Hours of Operation:
7:30 am to posted closing time