Dog Parks

Dog park passes are available for purchase from Virginia Beach Recreation Centers only. See registration information below for details.

​​​​City 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

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

Woodstock Park | 5709 Providence Road

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

Hours of Operation:​

7:30 am to posted closing time​ 
The water fountains at the dog parks are winterized until​ March 2018

 Registration

Part I – Purchase Your Annual Dog Park Pass at Recreation Center
  1. ​Bring completed application to any Virginia Beach Recreation Center​
  2. Bring supporting documentation
    • ​​​Receipt for City of Virginia Beach dog license (locality license not required for out-of-town visitors)
    • Proof of rabies vaccination
    • Proof of Virginia Beach residency (if applicable)
      • ​Driver’s license with Virginia Beach address; OR
      • Photo ID and one of the following showing your Virginia Beach address: personal check, current lease/mortgage, federal or state tax return, current bank statement, personal property tax bill, current utility bill, voter registration, current cable bill, current car registration
3. Pay for passes
    • Resident fee is $15 per dog; non-resident fee is $20 per dog
    • We accept cash, check, gift card, debit or credit card (VI​SA / MasterCard)
Please do not bring your dog with you to the recreation center. Dogs are not allowed inside the centers.

Part II – Obtain Your Annual Dog Park Pass at Park Office
1. Bring the following to the park office at Bayville Farms Park, Red Wing Park or Woodstock Park
    • ​​​Completed application
    • Receipt for payment from recreation center
2. Park staff will review dog park rules and issue annual dog park pass

Please note:
  • ​Bring your dog park pass with you each time you visit the dog park. Park staff will conduct periodic spot checks to ensure all users have an up-to-date pass.
  • If you misplace your dog park pass, see park staff for a replacement.
  • Dog park pass is valid at all three city dog parks.
  • ​Children are required to be at least 8 years of age to enter the park.

 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.
  • All dogs entering the dog park must have a valid dog park pass. Please bring your pass(es) with you on each visit.
  • Dog owners are required to license their dogs and have documented expiration date of dog’s rabies vaccination (rabies certificate) with them upon registration. We strongly recommend that dogs receive the Parvo vaccination. Out-of-town visitors are asked to show rabies tag when registering; a locality license is not required.
  • ​Dog owners will be liable for the full value of any park property damaged or destroyed by their dogs.
  • Park staff will monitor and spot check dog park passes​ and compliance with dog park guidelines. Animal Control will ensure compliance with city ordinances.

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.
  • Honor the limit of four dogs per person.
  • Remove barking or uncontrollable dogs​.
  • Remove your dogs immediately at the first sign of aggressive behavior toward people or other dogs.
  • Immediately report any incidents/accidents to on-site park staff.

Doggie Don'ts

  • ​Don't bring puppies under four months into the park.
  • Don't bring 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 remove the leash until you have entered the dog park.​