Several parks in the Baltimore area offer excellent walking for dogs and owners. Always clean up after your dog so everyone can have a nice experience. Dogs and people alike will benefit from the activity of a brisk walk. Some of these locations have a fee, but some are free of charge.
Wyman Park Dell
N. Charles St. and 29th St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
Many city dwellers have a difficult time finding a nice place for dog walking. Wyman Park Dell was originally opened in 1904 and has hills that offer great cardio for walking. This delightful 16-acre park is nestled in Baltimore City south of Johns Hopkins University on Charles Street. Dogs and dog owners will adore this little slice of greenery in the middle of the city.
Robert E. Lee Park
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21210
Dog lovers flock to this park, located just north of the city line off of Falls Road. Robert E. Lee Park has a one-acre fenced area where dogs can roam off leash, but there is much more to this more than 400-acre park. There are lots of great paths to explore with your dog from dawn to dusk. The Jones Falls runs along the park, which was voted Baltimore Magazine’s Best Neighborhood Park in 2013. There is an annual fee to use the off-leash dog park.
27 S. Patterson Park Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
Patterson Park has long been a Mecca for dog owners. The gorgeous pagoda is the icon of this city landmark. The green scenery brings nature to the denizens who are surrounded by urban life. There is a fenced dog park where well-behaved dogs can frolic off leash. Dogs are required to have a Baltimore City dog license to use the dog park.
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
If you want to stop and smell the roses while taking your dog for a walk, the Cylburn Arboretum is the place to go. Breathtaking foliage will give dog owners a wonderful experience while leashed dogs can also enjoy the sights and smells of this scenic location. Containing 200+ acres with more than three miles of trails, you can walk for a good long time. Dogs must remain on a leash the whole time they visit.
Canton Dog Park
3221 Toone St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
Trendy Canton cannot be without its own dog park. Canton Dog Park is another great place for city dwellers, containing a safe area for dogs to bounce around with their canine friends. This doggie haven, with separate areas for bigger and smaller dogs, is located right in the heart of the Canton neighborhood. There is an annual fee of $20 per dog. All dogs must have a Baltimore City license and rabies tag.
Holli Friedland is a freelance writer whose work can be found on Examiner.com.