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Please donate or buy a brick at Lynchburg's First Off-Leash Dog Park

The dog park hours are dawn to dusk 7 days a week.
You must have a current dog license from you City/County to use the park.
Children 7 years old and younger are not allowed in the off-leash dog area.
Help us out and bring your own bags with you. 
Puppy Play dates: 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 2-3pm in small dog area
Large dog area closes for Spring Maintenance on April 11!
Small dog area re-opens on April 11

Large Dog Area to Remain Open Through Winter Months
Update: We  evaluated the conditions of the dog park and will re-open the small dog area on April 11. On that same date we will close the larg dog area for a while in order to renovate the turf. Thank you for your patience.

The Friends of the Lynchburg Dog Park and the City of Lynchburg’s Parks & Recreation Department are pleased to announce that due to regular rainfall and ongoing maintenance this past Spring and Summer, the City’s off-leash dog park will enjoy a shorter-than-normal closure schedule during the upcoming Fall and Winter months.


Starting Saturday, December 2, the small-dog portion of the park will be closed to all users, while crews aerate, seed and rehabilitate the grass there.  This side of the park will re-open on April 11.  

The large-dog side will remain open all winter, only closing on April 11, when the small-dog side reopens for the season. 

During these maintenance phases, all dogs can use the side of the park that is currently open. Please use caution and keep a close eye on your dog's behavior if they are not used to being around dogs of different sizes.

The large-dog portion will remain closed from April 11 to June 15, while similar work is performed on the turf there.  City crews also expect to install “dig pits” on both sides, in the areas where some digging has already occurred.   Both sides will be open for use on June 15..


As always, dog park users are encouraged not to use the park during periods of extremely wet and muddy conditions, to reduce unnecessary wear-and-tear on the turf.  Additionally, only dogs with current City or county dog licenses are allowed in the park at any time.


 Get your 2014 Dog License Now
Lynchburg 2014 dog licenses are on sale now. Check with your city or county and get your 2014 license when available. A dog license is annual and must be renewed every year.
Before using the Dog Park, all dogs must have a current license from their city or county of residence.

3 Ways to Ensure Your Dog Has Fun at a Dog Park
Playing it Safe article from dog trainer Miriam Fields-Babineau.

 Dog Park Phase One is Open!
Photo Slideshow of park opening by LuAnn Hunt Photography
The Friends of Lynchburg Dog Park, Inc. is a Virginia non-profit corporation. We received IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status approval in order to fundraise for the construction, maintenance, and management of a public off-leash dog park within the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Working in partnership with the City, the off-leash park will be built within the Blackwater Creek Athletic Area.
The project will be funded through donations and grants, and will be constructed in phases as monies become available.
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Friends of Lynchburg Dog Park, Inc.
PO Box 4214

Lynchburg, VA 24502-0214