8 Arlington Dog Parks, Ranked

The county has eight sanctioned off-leash dog parks. We break them down for you with the help of our canine critic, Pepe.

James Hunter Park. Photo by Matt Blitz.


#7 James Hunter Dog Park

Address: 1230 North Hartford

Sponsor Group: Friends of James Hunter Dog Park

Size: Medium—about three quarters of an acre

Parking: Tough. The only close-by options in this Clarendon location are metered spaces.

Defining Feature: When the park opened in 2013, some locals were aghast at the nearly $2 million price tag. It’s got a few fancy features, like a crushed granite surface and waterfall.

Pepe’s Take: “This park has friendly dogs and is within walking distance of several neighborhoods. The lack of shade makes me hot pretty quick, and that fun-looking waterfall is usually not on, so I can’t cool down in it. Also, I run fast and kick up a lot of dust from the gravel. My humans have to give me a bath after I come here to play.”

Categories: Community, Pets
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