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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
The Large Dog Area re-opens on April 13!
The Large Dog Area is open for all sized dogs. 
The Small Dog Area closes on April 13 to allow grass to recover.

 Please see the Rules for Paws in the Pool.
Download flyer here.

Construction Near the Dog Park

Please excuse the mess at Blackwater Creek Athletic Area as the City continues to make improvements to the park.

You can still access the Dog Park or the downstream portion of the Creekside Trail, but please don't try and drive down to the new drop off and ADA parking area or upstream to the athletic field as these will not be completed for several months. It is particularly important that visitors not walk out onto the new field while we work to establish a good stand of sports turf. Finally, please remember that dogs are not allowed on athletic fields, and that abuse of the athletic field so close to the dog park reflects badly on the vast majority of park users who obey park rules.

Fund Raising Campaign!  $6k by 6/30 Challenge

If you're a frequent dog park user and have been waiting on the sidelines about donating... now's the time to do it! We have a "$6k by 6/30" Challenge to raise funds for the dog park in celebration of it's 3rd year anniversary of opening. The dog park needs your support to make some much needed improvements. Please give what you can today.

Do you use the dog park on a regular basis? It takes donor funds to keep the park going. You may not know that in addition to purchasing amenities in and around the park, that FLDP also pays taxes and insurance, so that you and your pup have a place to enjoy. Please consider a donation in any amount to help us add amenities like ADA parking, dog wash station, and the benches so many of you have requested. We would like to finish this phase by raising the $6000! Can we do it? Let's make that thermometer move!! We would like to have at least one new bench in for the dog park's 3rd birthday!!  Thank you!

Large Dog Areas Opens for Spring on April 13! 


The small dog area is now closed for a short time to allow the area to recover, and small dogs are allowed in the large dog area. Please watch your dogs carefully if they are not used to sharing the park with different sized dogs.

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 2015 Dog License Now
Lynchburg 2015 dog licenses are on sale now. Check with your city or county and get your 2015 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