ProvidenceBarks! is a new community based organization that has been established to encourage responsible behavior by dog owners in the city of Providence as well as to encourage the city administration to develop ordinances, facilities and services to meet the needs of the dogs living within the city limits. Our focus is on community organizing to provide responsible dog owners with the visibility needed in order to make Providence a friendlier place for dogs and their owners to live.
BARRINGTON DOG PARK
located behind the baseball fields on the western side of Haines Park. The off-leash area is open during regular park hours.
The City of Newport's off-leash park
is located on Connell Highway at the base of the Pell Bridge
(directly across the street from the Newport Playhouse). The
park is free and open to the public from 6AM to 9PM. All dogs
over 6 months of age must be licensed.
Gano St. Dog Park
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE HAS ITS FIRST OFFICIAL
OFF-LEASH AREA FOR DOGS! THE PROVIDENCE PARKS DEPT. HAS ENCLOSED
A SPACE AT THE GANO STREET PARK ON PROVIDENCE'S EAST SIDE.
THE OFF-LEASH AREA OPENED ON JUNE 14th, 2006
Dexter Street Dog Park located at the Dexter Training Ground between Parade St. and Dexter St. in Providence, RI
Warwick Dog Park
The fenced-in facility is 33,000 square feet and features
a spacious grassy area, a shady tree-filled section and several
fire hydrants for the city's four-legged residents. There
is a small holding area adjacent to the main park gate, where
residents can safely unleash
Bristol Paw Park
Some Dog Park, Inc. - Sommersett MA
Compton Dog Park
Johnston Dog Park
Charlestown Dog Park
In Rhode Island, dogs are permitted
on all state bathing beaches and in Burlingame picnic area
between September 30th and April 1st. Fortunately, there are
also several access points that will allow you to take your
pup for a swim throughout the summer months when public bathing
beaches are closed to dogs. These include fishing areas, boat
ramps, and other public shoreline points not posted with "No
Dogs" signage. Some of the most accessible include:
in Barrington has a fantastic field and beach that welcome
dogs - the only catch is that you have to be a RISD student,
professor or alumni to gain access.
Beach - Newport
Wetherill - Jamestown
Narrows - Bristol
Point - Portsmouth
Bay Campus - Narragansett
Dogs on a leash are allowed year round on Block Island's public beaches.
Point's beaches, N. Kingstown, RI
Charlestown: East Beach
Dogs on a leash are only allowed on the beach during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 31.
Middletown: Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
In the summer dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only in the early morning until 7:30 a.m., but longer hours during the off-season.
Narragansett: Salty Brine State Beach
Dogs on a leash are only allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 31.
Newport: Easton's Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 to Memorial Day.
South Kingston: East Matunuck State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 31.
Westerly: Misquamicut State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 31.
Please note that dogs are banned year round on Hope Island
in the West Passage, East Island and West Island off Sakonnet
Point, and on Gould Island in the East Passage, except by
special permit. Effective April 4th 2004, dogs are no longer
permitted in the Ninigret or Sachuset Point National Wildlife
(UNOFFICIAL) - because most of the following listings are state run parks, dogs are allowed on leash. You may find many dogs off leash at these locations but we do not encourage that practice but do encourage those interested to contact local parks and recreation about starting an 'official' dog park in your area! The more voices heard from, the more offiicials will consider the possibilities!
in the winter is great fun. Summertime is too packed with
kids so the dog people keep their distance but when it cools
down you can find many dogs when the sun sets.
This place is amazing and beautiful. Officials ask that dogs be kept on leash at all times. If you do take your dog off leash be aware that you will be subject to fines. We encourage anyone interested in starting an official dog park in the area to contact parks and recreations in Lincoln, RI.
large fenced in open area that dogs can go off leash. There
is a small bench to sit while the dogs play. It is located
next to the Richmond dog pound, just up the hill.
Williams Park - I hear about lots of people visiting this
St. - Providence, RI
Don't know the official name but it has become quite a local
dog spot...but this one comes with lots of controversy with
neighbors, walkers and police. Not sure if this should be
recommended but it does exists.
Park Dog Park - Prov. RI
Located on Woodward Road, between Branch Avenue and Mineral
Spring Avenue Open 24 hours. Fenced, benches, handicap access,
trees, trashcans. Comments= a nice dirt walking path and a
large open grassy area. Leash laws may be enforced so use
at your own discretion. Fencing in disrepair and area is next
to the street so use caution.
Pleasant Meridian Park
Located on Meridian Road near High Street trees, parking,
water. Comments= it's just an off-road park running by the
river, secluded and from off a not-busy road
Located on Patterson Street, cross streets Rhode Island Avenue
and Nesbit Street Open 6am to 9pm daily. Fenced (partial),
tables, handicap access, trees, parking, trashcans. Comments=
Located in a wooded area in the midst of a 40 acre preserve
in the heart of providence's East Side.
a beautiful walk...very illegal but again..used by many.
Park, Gloscester, RI
County Bike Path - Kingston
Farm -- Bristol, RI
Woods, East Providence
Point, on Boston Neck Rd, N. Kingstown
Bay Bike PathSouth
Warwick Greenway & Cranston BikePath
Area Rules and Regulations
(on leash dogs allowed)
Point State Park
Bay Bike Path
Wetherill State Park
Woods State Park
Den State Park
War II Memorial ParkCapron
Park - Attleboro, MA
Boston & North Shore
Boston: Carson Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.
Dogs are allowed on the beaches only in the off-season, before May 1 and after September 15th.
Ipswich: Crane Beach
Dog walking is permitted October 1 to March 31. Dogs must be on leash at all times and walk only on beachfront below the high tide line.
Manchester: Singing Beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30th.
Dogs are allowed on public beaches only between October 1 and May 20. Dogs must be accompanied by the owner/keeper at all times. Dogs must be leashed to and from the high water mark. From the high water mark to the water's edge dogs may be off the leash, but under direct control and supervision of the owner/keeper.
Barnstable: Sandy Neck Beach
Sandy Neck, a coastal barrier beach, is approximately six miles long, varying in width from 200 yards to one half mile. This unique conservation and recreation area is owned by the Town of Barnstable. Dogs are prohibited from all Barnstable public beaches from May 15 to September 15. Dogs are allowed on Sandy Neck hiking trails and the Off-Road Vehicle beach during these dates, as long as they remain on a leash.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Dogs on a leash are allowed year round on beaches except in posted shorebird nesting areas, lifeguard-protected areas, bike trails, and designated nature trails.
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through March 31.
Dennis: Mayflower Beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from after Labor Day up to Memorial Day.
Dogs are not allowed on any of the town beaches at any time from May 15 through Labor Day. They are, however, allowed at Dyer Prince Road/Rock Harbor Beach Area before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. All dogs must be leashed. No dogs allowed March 15 - September 15 North of the Nauset Beach parking lot.
Dogs are allowed on the beaches only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30th.
Dogs are allowed at Red River Beach in the Parking Lot only Memorial Day through Labor Day. After Labor Day and before Memorial Day dogs are allowed on the beaches.
Orleans: Nauset Beach
From a point South of Nauset Beach parking lot to trail one, dogs are prohibited from May 15 to Labor Day. From a point South of trail one to the Chatham lnlet, all dogs must be on a leash of not more than 30 feet at all times, unless below the high tide mark, from May 15 through Labor Day. Dogs are prohibited from areas closed to vehicle or human traffic for Piping Plover protection.
Provincetown: Race Point Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. During the summer, dogs are allowed off-leash from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October through March.
Dogs are allowed, on a six-foot lead, before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on the following beaches from the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day: Duck Harbor, Newcomb Hollow, Cahoon Hollow, White Crest and Maguire Landing.
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach from 8 a.m. till sunset year round, but from April 1st thru September 15th are not permitted on the front beach, known as the Resident Beach, and on the back beach north of the Powder Point Bridge. A dog permit, obtained at the Duxbury Town Hall, is required.
Martha's Vineyard: Eastville Point Beach, Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Norton Point Beach.
January 1-March 31: No restrictions.
April 1-May 14: Dogs are allowed on beaches but are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat.
May 15-August 30: Dogs are allowed on beaches but are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat; dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
September 1-September 15: Dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
September 16-December 31: No restrictions.
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through March 31st.
During the summer, dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches with lifeguards before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. During the winter and on beaches where no lifeguards are present dogs on a leash are allowed all day. Dogs are welcome on most ferries and on shuttle buses to and from the beach.
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.