Pet-Friendly Parks

Parks & Facilities - Division of Public Works

130827_petsmartWashington County has partnered with PetSmart to place dog waste stations in these parks. This is part of the new pet-friendly and environment-friendly program.  The following parks have been added as Pet Friendly Parks:

  • Camp Harding - Big Pool
  • Chestnut Grove Park - Keedysville
  • Devils Backbone Park - Boonsboro
  • Mt. Tammany Park - Williamsport
  • Piper Lane Park - Hagerstown
  • Pleasant Valley Park - Rohrersville
  • Woodland Way Park - Hagerstown
  • +7 Municipal Parks

Below are Maps of Parks with the Pet Friendly Areas:



The purpose of these rules and regulations is to allow pets in the parks and to ensure a safe, clean, friendly environment for all park patrons and to educate the patrons about the Rules and Regulations associated with walking and exercising pets in the parks.


  • All pets are required to be on a leash no longer than 9’ in length and under control at all times.
  • Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of the waste properly. Doggie Waste Bags are available at several locations throughout the designated areas.
  • All pets must be fully immunized, de-wormed, and licensed.
  • No more than 2 pets can be walked at any time by one (1) person.
  • No pets are allowed in the populated areas or around the general public.
  • These areas include:
    • on or around ball fields
    • on or around the volleyball courts
    • on or around the playground areas
    • on or around the bleachers
    • on or around the pavilions
    • non-designated pet friendly areas
  • Dogs who exhibit dangerous or violent behavior are prohibited from all County Parks.
  • Failure to be responsible for your animal (either behavior or clean-up) will result in the suspension of your privilege to bring pets into the park to exercise.
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