If you visit Massachusetts with your dog, you’ll have ample dog parks to choose from! From Boston-area dog runs to coastal canine beaches, we’ve rounded up the best dog parks in Massachusetts.
Click on the parks in the map below for more info on the parks, and scroll down for Instagram photos of each park!
Top 7 Dog Parks in Massachusetts
- Boston Common Off-Leash Dog Program (Boston, MA)
- Peters Run Dog Park (Boston, MA)
- Randolph Dog Park (Randolph, MA)
- Stodder’s Neck State Park (Hingham, MA)
- Cat Rock Park (Weston, MA)
- Pilgrim Bark Park (Provincetown, MA)
- Dog Park in Community Field (Holyoke, MA)
1. Boston Common Off-Leash Dog Program
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111
- Dating from 1634, Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States. As of 2013, it has two designated off-leash areas (see map)
- Off-leash areas may rotate depending on special events and other needs
- Surrounding park is full of interesting historical markers, public art, food vendors, and Boston history
- The Common is highly-trafficked and not fully fenced, so dogs must be under good voice control
- Owners must carry a leash even when dog is roaming in off-leash areas. Explore more of the park on-leash after your off-leash romp!
2. Peters Run Dog Park
1277 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
- Small neighborhood park in Boston’s historic South End
- Features separate areas for large and small dogs
- Favored by locals for its community feel
- After time in the off-leash dog park, take a leashed stroll around the park to look at its two public art walls
3. Randolph Dog Park (Goldstein Open Space)
201 West St, Randolph, MA 02368
- Two walking paths: the central paved path, and a short nature trail through the woods
- Two separate, fenced off-leash areas for small and large dogs
- Pick-up bags available at the entrance and along paved paths
4. Stodder’s Neck State Park
457 Lincoln St, Hingham, MA 02043
- Diverse terrain to explore, including a pebbled path, wooded area, hills, and a rocky beach
- The rocky beach isn’t great for human swimmers, which makes it ideal for water-loving dogs!
- Bring lots of fresh water for hydration after a dip in the salty sea
- Stodder’s Neck is a very popular dog destination in the South Shore. Dogs are allowed off-leash, but is not exclusively a dog park. Remember to be mindful and considerate of your neighbors.
5. Cat Rock Park
Weston, MA 02493
- Trails for off-leash hiking
- A big pond for swimming
- Large field for running and playing
- Parking can be tight, so carpool and prepare to spend time looking for a spot
6. Pilgrim Bark Park
227 US-6, Provincetown, MA 02657
- Considered by many to be “the best dog park on the Cape”
- An acre of land where dogs can run free and socialize off leash
- Large “general dog section,” and smaller section for small dogs under 25 pounds
- Features poop bag kiosks, water stations, and a super-sized dog house
- The park is home to many beautiful sculptures and structures donated by local artists
7. Holyoke Dog Park
Community Field Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040
- Basic dog park offers room to run off-leash in the midst of a popular family park
- Dog park has woodchips on the ground
- Several benches and shaded areas for resting
- Extra-fun in the wintertime when it becomes a snowy field your dog can plow through!
Need a little help exercising your dog while you’re in Massachusetts? Rest easy knowing that you can easily hire a local dog walker who will be happy to show your pup around.