Looking for some paws-itively fun ways to get out and about in the neighborhood with your four-legged friend? Check out below for some ideas on where you can take your dog around Rosslyn!
Play fetch at the Gateway Park Interim Dog Park
Located on the west end of Gateway Park, the Gateway Park Interim Dog Park is the hot spot for Rosslyn dogs to gather and play!
The park includes separate play areas for small and large dogs, a 5-foot-tall visual screening fence, a water source, waste bins, and plenty of benches to comfortably watch your pups.
Take a walk in the park or visit a monument
Just a five-minute walk from the heart of Rosslyn, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is a great spot to take in views of D.C. while getting some exercise with your dog.
Pack a picnic and stay for the day, or make your way to other outdoor spaces in Rosslyn, like Gateway Park on Langston Boulevard. If you're feeling especially explorative, check out the iconic art in Dark Star Park or take WalkArlington's guided tour of Rosslyn’s public art!
Get your steps in on one of Rosslyn’s nearby trails
What better way to motivate for some daily exercise than a walk with your dog! With an entrance just off of N. Lynn Street (before the Key Bridge), the Mount Vernon & Potomac Heritage Trails are the perfect place to enjoy a scenic walk or run. From there, make your way over to Theodore Roosevelt Island for a quick escape from the urban landscape that both you and Fido will love — just make sure that your furry friend is on a leash less than six feet long.
And for a treat to cool down you and your pup, check out South Block, which offers smoothies and acai bowls for humans, and a special puppy bowl for dogs!
Make a pit stop in one of Rosslyn’s pet gardens
Don’t have time to visit any of the above, but still want to get out and about with your pup?
Check out one of Rosslyn's pet gardens, conveniently located on N. Kent St. and 19th St., and the other off of Nash St. and Wilson Blvd. Both locations offer green space, pet waste stations, and Adirondack chairs.
Send your pup to paradise while you're away
While we hate to leave our pets behind, Rosslyn's newest dog care facility can ensure they're in good hands while you're away! Next time you're out of town or need a pet sitter for the day, consider bringing your pup to Playful Pack.
In a brand-new facility with spacious daycare rooms, Playful Pack is excited to host local Rosslyn dogs for days of play and socialization. With an amazing team of dog lovers, they're here to provide your furry best friend with a premier experience!