DC's largest Public Dog park
Capitol Hill & Navy Yard
This is home for the official "Virginia Avenue Dog Park partners" group which helps maintain and support DC DPR's Virginia Avenue Dog Park located in SE DC, between Capitol Hill and Navy Yard, which is a free, public dog park.
We are your neighbors and community volunteers, not paid representatives of DPR, who are a self-organizing community group volunteering our time and energy to help organize and maintain the dog park as a safe, clean, public space.
DC DPR manages the hard park infrastructure and basic services (water to the fountains, fences, installing trees, benches, sand, and trash can emptying) but requires local community "Dog Park Partner" groups (like us) to self-organize, pay for and to the daily maintenance work including:
Act as a local community organizer for DC DPR that supports responsible dog ownership, healthy, and well-trained dogs, along with fun and educational community events
Purchasing supplies like poop and trash bags, sanitizing fluids, hoses, gloves, rakes, shovels, and other maintenance supplies
Doing the work of trash pick up, sanitizing spraying, filling the poop bag dispensers, ordering and restocking these supplies
Fundraising, organizing, and coordinating volunteers to execute all of the previous items
If you enjoy the park and want to see it thrive as a safe and clean community resource, please get involved:
Have ideas on how to improve the park or need to reach out? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What we've done
Since we're all volunteers and all community/self-funded, we've had to be creative with our fundraising models: