Spent some time at Riverdale Park’s Waggertail Dog Park earlier this week with our four-legged friend and my offspring bipeds. If you haven’t been there yet, know that it’s a great, local dog park run by the Town of Riverdale Park in cooperation with M-NCPPC. According to this brochure, the park opened in 2016 and is “dedicated to the memory of the late Judy Glaes, long time Riverdale Park resident, and a true friend to dogs.”
Riverdale Park’s Waggertail Dog Park
Waggertail Park is open to all Prince George’s County residents and their canine friends, though you do need to register your dog at Riverdale Park Municipal Offices to use the park. Registration is easy: proof of resident in Prince George’s County and your dog’s Prince George’s County dog license.
Tons of Space for Dogs to Play
Waggertail Dog Park is huge, at least, compared to the dog parks I’m used to in DC and Manhattan. Actually, at over two acres of space – by any measure – it’s really big. Plenty of room for the doggies to let loose. I did like that there were two fenced areas, one for big dogs and the other for the small variety.
Two benches for folks to rest as their dogs cavort around the park. Water fountains. And plenty of doggie cleaning stations, stocked with poop bags.
Accompanied Children Ages 5+ at Waggertail Park
Children ages 5-17 are allowed to enter Waggertail Dog Park so long as accompanied by an adult. Lil lady had to hang back with her dad. Poor thing. 😆
About Riverdale Park Waggertail Dog Park
- College Park Dog Park at Acredale Community Park (Due-based Membership Required) 4300 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD 20740. Open for members who would like to exercise and socialize their dogs. The half-acre area of the park is fenced for dogs to romp.
- Greenbelt Dog Park (Greenbelt Residents Only) Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
- Hyattsville – Heurich Dog Park at Heurich Community Park – Nicholson Road and Ager Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782. A one-acre fenced area for dogs to play off-leash with fellow canines. Dog park, pavillion, water, water fountain. The park includes separate areas for large and small dogs. No membership is required.
- Laurel Leo E. Wilson Community Park & Dr. Bruce Morley Dog Playground (Membership Required) Van Dusen Road, Laurel, MD 20707. Two enclosures, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The area also features a canine water fountain.
- Riverdale Dog Park 5400 Haig Drive, Riverdale Park, MD 20737. The fenced Dog Park includes: 0.78 acre area for large/medium dogs; 0.21 acre area for small dogs; Accessible on street parking for two vehicles; Accessible walkways; Sitting areas; Water fountain; Shade trees.
Know of other local dogs parks that would be a good addition to this list? Enter in the comments below and we’ll update ASAP!