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RHODE ISLAND
DOG PARK
BEACHES
NATURE WALKS

Providence BARKS!
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.
http://www.providencebarks.com/

OFFICIAL DOG PARKS

BARRINGTON
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.

NEWPORT
NEWPORT DOG PARK
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.

PROVIDENCE
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
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

In the works...
Bristol Paw Park
http://www.bristolpawpark.org

Some Dog Park, Inc. - Sommersett MA

Tiverton/Little Compton Dog Park

Johnston Dog Park

Charlestown Dog Park
http://www.charlestowncanineclub.com/

 

BEACHES
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:

The RISD FARM
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.

Kings Beach - Newport

Fort Wetherill - Jamestown

The Narrows - Bristol

Sandy Point - Portsmouth

URI Bay Campus - Narragansett

Block Island
Dogs on a leash are allowed year round on Block Island's public beaches.

Quonset 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 Refuges.

PARKS (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!


India Pt. Park
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.

Chase Farm, Lincoln-

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.

Richmond, RI

A 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.


Rodger Williams Park
- I hear about lots of people visiting this spot.

Veezy 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.

Wanskuck 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.


NATURE WALKS/BIKE PATHS
Mt. 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

Providence Barc Parc

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.

Cars Pond

a beautiful walk...very illegal but again..used by many.

Pulaski Park,
Gloscester, RI

South County Bike Path
- Kingston

Hope Farm
-- Bristol, RI

Sqauntum Woods
, East Providence

Rome Point
, on Boston Neck Rd, N. Kingstown

The North-South Trail


East Bay Bike Path
South County Bike

Path
Blackstone River BikewayWest

Warwick Greenway & Cranston BikePath


Coventry Greenway
Park and Managed
Area Rules and Regulations

STATE PARKS
(on leash dogs allowed)
Beavertail State Park
Blackstone River Bikeway

Brenton Point State Park

Burlingame State Park
Colt StateEast Bay Bike Path
Goddard Memorial Park
Fort Adams
Fort Wetherill State Park
Haines Memorial Park
Lincoln Woods State Park
Snake Den State Park
World War II Memorial ParkCapron Park
- Attleboro, MA
Haines Park, Riverside
Buttonwoods Park


MASSACHUSETTS
DOG PARK
BEACHES
NATURE WALKS

BEACHES
Boston & North Shore

Boston: Carson Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.

Gloucester
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.

Swampscott
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.

CAPE COD

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.

Chatham
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.

Eastham
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.

Falmouth
Dogs are allowed on the beaches only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30th.

Harwich
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.

Sandwich
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October through March.

Wellfleet
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.

DUXBURY

Duxbury
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

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

NANTUCKET ISLAND

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through March 31st.

Nantucket Island
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.

PLYMOUTH

Plymouth
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

 
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