Dog Parks

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation welcomes our 4-legged friends to enjoy our beautiful dog parks. See below for locations, Dog Park Do's and Don'ts, amenities, city ordinances, FAQ's, and more.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Bayville Farms Park office and restroom are under construction through spring 2023. During this time, the dog park will be closed to the public. Learn More

Pup-Up Events

Thanks for the tail-waggin' good times at our 2022 Pup-Up events this season! Until next season, sniff out our dog park locations and amenities below and watch the video to remember those dog days of summer. Stay tuned for 2023 Pup-Up events poppin' up at a dog park near you.

 Dog Park Locations

Dog Park Locations

Bayville Farms Park | 4132 First Court Road

  • Separate fenced areas for small and large dogs.

Red Wing Park | 1398 General Booth Blvd

  • 1-acre fenced area for both small and large dogs to play together.

Salem Woods Park | 1525 Salem Road

  • 1.72-acre dog park divided into two sections to accommodate both small and large dogs on both sides to play together. 

Woodstock Park | 5709 Providence Road

  • 1-acre fenced area for both small and large dogs to play together.

Marshview Park | 120 Marshview Drive 

  • 4 separate fenced areas that include trees for cover.

Hours of Operation:

Dog parks are open from sunrise to sunset

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 Using the Parks

When dog owners follow the guidelines, everyone’s enjoyment of the dog parks is enhanced. Let's work together to preserve space for both our dogs and our citizens.

Doggie Do's

  • Scoop the poop and keep the area clean.
  • License and immunize your dogs. A collar with proper identification should be worn by your dogs at all times.
  • Keep an eye on your dog(s).
  • Avoid dog fights. If a fight breaks out, pull the dogs apart from the back.
  • Remove barking or uncontrollable dogs .
  • Remove your dogs immediately at the first sign of aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs.
  • Do put a leash on your dog if outside the park.
  • Do report all dog bites to Police Animal Control at (757) 385-5000.

Doggie Don'ts

  • Don't bring puppies under four months into the park.
  • Don't bring dogs that are sick or 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 8 years old into the park.
  • Don't feed your dogs in the park.
  • Don't bring any food into the dog park.
  • Don't remove the leash until you have entered the dog park.

 FAQ - Free Parks

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Dog Parks are FREE effective April 1, 2019

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation officially eliminated fees for use of its dog parks effective April 1, 2019.  Q: Why is Parks & Recreation eliminating the dog park fees?

A: One of the department's goals is to improve access to parks and programs for our residents. Eliminating these nominal fees is a great step in that direction. Improved customer service and increased efficiencies are other important reasons for the change.  There will be less of a burden on customers to complete a cumbersome process and conduct travel to off-site locations to complete transactions.

Q: What if I just recently purchased a dog park pass (annual or day pass)?

A: You may be entitled to a prorated refund. Email for information, or visit any community recreation center.

Q: Will the rules for using the dog parks change once passes are no longer required? How will they be enforced?

A: All safety rules and customer usage expectations still apply . Dog park users must still have a current VB dog license and current rabies vaccination. New regulation signs are posted at the dog parks. Park Staff will continue to keep the Dog Waste Stations stocked with bags and will monitor use as Park operations allow, however Park Staff will no longer be issuing or checking Dog Park Passes.  Any incidents or bites after April 1 should be reported to Police Animal Control at (757) 385-5000.  Per City Code, all dogs in Virginia Beach are required to be licensed and have current rabies vaccination.