About Our Logo

The Virginia Avenue Dog Park (VADP), the largest, free, public dog park in the District of Columbia, has a new logo!

In the Summer of 2021, we held a contest in the community to design our new logo to celebrate our amazing, dog-loving community and it's history in Capitol Hill and Navy Yard, and the winner is 👉

Stay tuned to this website and our social media for opportunities
and events to buy swag with the
fancy new logo this Fall!

Thank you to our talented logo designer, dog-lover, & neighbor, James Earle!

James is a marketing and communications specialist located in DC's Ward 8, where he enjoys taking long walks with his hound dog Cooper and organizing with his neighbors to strengthen their community. In his spare time he loves cooking delicious food, planning adventures for Dungeons & Dragons, and lounging around the house with his incredible wife Jaclyn. James is currently job hunting, and you can help him find work by sharing his résumé at jamesearle.net/cv!

Contact & Connect with James: @JustJamesEarle

The new VADP logo!

Artist's Statement On the Design:

"Is that a happy doggo looking up at you with love in its eyes, or is it the Virginia Avenue Dog Park's new logo? Trick question; it's both! An anchor is cleverly incorporated into the dog's smile to acknowledge the Navy Yard neighborhood's long naval and military history, and the iconic Washington Monument visible up the road forms the bridge of its nose (and the shank of the anchor). Our pup has also left a footprint in the logo's text. But most importantly--and just like the park itself--the new VADP logo will leave a smile on everyone's faces for years to come."

A donated Scottie dog statue coming soon (🤞) to the Virginia Ave Park near the dog park's West entrance.

About the VADP & Logo Inspiration

To inspire designers for the contest, we gave the following prompts and suggestions in crafting their visual icon for the park:

  • We encourage the logo/design to reflect the dog park and parts of the surrounding community. There’s lots of opportunities for inspiration -- from the gilded benches in the dog park to the Washington Monument that is visible in the distance, to other Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, and Anacostia visual icons.

  • Located in the larger Virginia Avenue Park, we serve as a gathering place for two- and four-legged residents of the Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, and Anacostia neighborhoods.

  • We welcome dogs of all sizes with two separate play areas.

  • VADP sits directly across from the future home of the Humane Rescue Alliance, is close to Nationals Park, and has direct Western views of the Washington Monument.

  • The greater Virginia Avenue Park is also home to a community garden and a prominent statue of a Scottie Dog (coming soon).

  • VADP is the largest public dog park in the District of Columbia and in a very historical area.

The iconic Washington Monument is visible from the dog park to the West.

How You Can get involved

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