There are seven other designated county dog parks with some having lights to remain open after dark.  Please note the Shirlington Dog Park is closed 30 minutes after sunset.  Everyone must be out of the park at that time.  It reopens at sunrise.  The closest dog park that has lights is Fort Bernard which is up the hill on Walter Reed Dr. next to the fire station. It is open until 9:00PM.  Click the link at left for the list and locations.


The AWLA offers pet adoptions and other services.  They are located on the other side of the stream from the dog park.


Contact Arlington Animal Control at 703-931-9241 for dog bites and all other animal emergencies.


All dogs visiting the dog park MUST be licensed and have current rabies vaccinations.  For information on and the application form for licensing your dog in Arlington County: https://taxes.arlingtonva.us/dog-licenses/
For Fairfax Countyhttps://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/taxes/dog-license-information  
For Alexandria: https://alexandriaanimals.org/licensing-your-pet/

If you live elsewhere check you local government’s site for dog license information.