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Home for the Holidays
Dog Parks Along I-9, Maryland-Virginia
By Donna Peterson
October 17, 2014
     Driving home for the holidays is a ritual for many people.  One key question that must be answered for dog owners is:  Do they stay or do they go?

     One consideration for people traveling with dogs is where are the dog parks along the way where dogs can run loose to burn off pent-up energy from the car ride.  Here we’ll take a look at our favorite public dog parks along the I-95 north-south corridor, from northern Maryland to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and past Northern Virginia
     All parks listed are easily accessed from the I-95 interstate highway or connecting beltways around metropolitan areas, with links provided for specific locations and other information.

Elkton - The first stretch of I-95 southbound, after entering Maryland from Delaware, is Cecil County, a rural storybook idyllic.  The Town of Elkton, a small jog east off I-95, has a dog park on Delaware Avenue, in Meadow Park, along with tennis courts and other facilities.

Bel Air - Just north of Baltimore is the Ma & Pa Dog Park, in Bel Air, Maryland’s Harford County.  If you want to stop just before hitting the traffic congestion of the Baltimore metropolitan area, Ma & Pa has a one-acre fenced park
Situated in a farm-like setting, it has the feel of a fenced back yard.
Perry Hall - Perry Paw at Honeygo Run Regional Park is in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County, north of the City of Baltimore.  Although it is a public park, pre-registration is required, which can be done online.   See the link for registration information.
Baltimore City - Canton Waterfront Park has separate play areas for large and small dogs.
Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD
Photo by: Donna Peterson

Ellicot City - There is one dog park in Howard County, located at 8170 Hillsborough Road, open from 7 a.m. to dusk.


Laurel - Our favorite park in Laurel is the Maryland City Dog Park, with separate areas for small and large breeds.


South of Laurel, I-95 meets the Beltway around Washington, D.C., where the eastern leg of I-95 travels through Maryland and the western leg runs through Virginia.   We’ll follow the western leg through Maryland and into Virginia from here on out:

Piper enjoying his day at the park.
Photo by: Susan Landrith
Wheaton - Wheaton Regional Park has a dog exercise area with gravel ground, plenty of shade, benches and kiddie/doggie swimming pool for hot days in this well-maintained park.

Bethesda - Cabin John Regional Park has a new dog park that is open all year, sunrise to sunset.
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A Day in the Park   .....................  2
New Dog Park Openings ..........     3
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