Dogs-Legal Off Leash and Shared Use Parks
See the map for designated areas in Cambridge where dogs are allowed to run without a leash:
Fort Washington located on 101 Waverly Street between Erie Street and Putnam Avenue is described as a shared use park, is not fenced in, with a mutt mitt dispenser and trash barrels outside the park. Check signs at the park for hours of operation.
Pacific Street Park located at the corner of Pacific Street and Sydney Street has a fenced in area with mutt mitt dispenser and trash barrels available.
Danehy Park located at 99 Sherman Street near Garden and New Street has a leash free zone with mutt mitt dispensers and trash barrels available.
Fresh Pond Reservation allows dog's to run off leash (not on mowed grassy areas) with some restrictions. There are mutt mitt dispensers and trash barrels throughout the area.
Please check with the management of these sites for more information. Learn more about the City's Shared Use possibilities. At all other parks, the City ordinance on leash control applies. And of course, dog walkers are required to pick up dog waste at all sites.
Learn more about rules and etiquette related to dogs in parks.
Learn more about proper waste disposal in our brochure, After Your Pet Goes, Where Does it Go?
Irresponsible dog owners
You may contact the Animal Commission at (617) 349-4376. Although the number of Animal Control Officers is limited, they may be able to place special patrol emphasis at certain parks as needed, in an effort to educate people on existing regulations.
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