Dog Park Membership Required
Chesapeake boasts several dog parks! For dog owners, these parks mean a healthier lifestyle for their furry friends. Such parks provide a place to exercise and socialize, which means happy, well-behaved canines. They also provide pet owners with a place to share information about vets, boarding, training and simply the joys of pet ownership.
Need a dog park membership or animal license? You can purchase your dog park memberships and animal licenses at the Chesapeake Visitor Center or Parks, Recreation and Tourism's Administrative Office located at 1224 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Phone: 757-382-6411. Dog Park Membership registration requires proof of a current animal license as well as specific vaccinations, including rabies, from a veterinarian. See the following links for more information.
Only dog parks are off-leash and fenced-in; they contain benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, poop-scoop bags and covered trash cans. The parks are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
No pools or hoses permitted. If you bring toys or water bowls, please take them with you when you leave.
- Dog Park Guidelines and Membership Information (PDF)
- Dog and Cat License Information & Application (PetData)
- City Code of Ordinances - Animals
- Virginia State Code - Liability
Dog Park Locations
(Water is turned off in the winter at all locations)
Chesapeake City Park
Size: 1.5 acres
Address: 900 City Park Drive
City Park has two dog parks for you and your furry friend to enjoy! Located at the back of the park near the skate park, this area has 6 foot fencing encompassing 1.5 acres and has a fenced area for dogs under 25 lbs. and a separate fenced area for medium to large dogs. It has water (turned off in winter) and mutt-mitt stations.
The dog park located in the front of City Park also has separate small dog and large dog areas. This park has a great open feel with a few well-placed trees for shade. The small dog park is designed for dogs 25 pounds and under only. Two separate dog parks allow for better grounds maintenance!
Deep Creek Park
Size: 1.5 acres
Address: 437 S George Washington Highway
Deep Creek Park has one large area for all dogs. Features include a doggie drinking fountain (turned off in the winter), mitt mutt dispenser and benches for the owners. Located next to Destination Playground, it's a great way for the entire family to enjoy the park.
Elizabeth River Park
Size: 0.75 acres
Address: 1400 Elizabeth River Way
Located in South Norfolk shadowed by the Jordan Bridge, this park features both small and medium-to-large dog areas. Beautiful views of the Elizabeth River located next to the restrooms and adult fitness area.
Western Branch Park
Size: 0.65 acres
Address: 4437 Portsmouth Boulevard
Located near Western Branch Community Center, features include two covered picnic tables and round benches encircling trees.