Who We are

The "Virginia Avenue Dog Park partners" group is an all-volunteer group of community members who work as part of the "Friends of the Virginia Avenue Park" 501c3 whom are stewards of the the best dog park in DC -- Virginia Avenue Dog Park. Our partners in this group include the Virginia Avenue Community Garden, community members, local businesses, and business districts in the Southeast community, and the neighborhood ANC commissioner. The Virginia Avenue Dog Park Partners works to maintain and support the dog park portion of the park through volunteer work and donations, in partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, owners of the public property and facilities. We are all your neighbors and community members doing the work and raising funds for our local park. Even our logo was designed by a community member, reflecting our community icons!

Board of Directors

Will Sullivan


Jen Shields


Brian Terk


Friends & Partners

The Humane Rescue Alliance (Our soon-to-be-neighbors building their new facility across the street)

The Virginia Ave Community Garden (Our Friends of the Virginia Ave Park neighbor)

Capitol Riverfront BID (The Business Improvement District for Navy Yard and the River Front where we reside)

Capitol Hill BID (The Business Improvement District for Capitol Hill where we reside)

Kingman Bark (formerly known as Hill Hounds) (A *resurrected* NE DC neighboring dog park partner group like us)

PAWS of Southwest Lansburgh Dog Park (A neighboring SW DC DPR dog park partner group like us)

Swampoodle Dog Park of NE (Another neighboring NE DC DPR dog park partner group like us)

How You Can get involved

Select any of these options below to donate, follow, and get involved in the VADP!