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Top 4 Off-Leash Dog Parks in Quincy, MA (2023 Update): Places to Run Free

Oliver Jones

By Oliver Jones

A Dog Playing with a Ball at a Park

Off-leash dog parks offer a safe place for you to take your dog so that they can get some quality exercise off the leash. They present a good opportunity for untethered running and chasing, as well as opportunities for training and socialization with other dogs and people.

Generally, they are fenced off so your dog can’t escape and are usually grassy so they are comfortable and safe for running on. While you don’t have to let your dog off the leash in these parks, you should be prepared for the fact that other dogs will be running free and may approach you and your companion.

It is difficult to find off-leash dog parks, and although many owners do let their dogs off the leash at Squantum Point Park, dogs should be kept on a leash in this area. This means that there aren’t any off-leash parks in Quincy itself, but below are four off-leash parks that are close and within easy access of the Quincy area.

Divider 7The 4 Off-Leash Dog Parks in Quincy, MA

1. Stodder’s Neck & Abigail Adams Park

Address: 457 Lincoln St, Hingham, MA 02043
Open Times: Dawn to dusk
Cost: Free
Off-leash allowed? Yes
  • Sits at the mouth of the Back River
  • Some areas of the park allow off-leash dogs
  • Free parking is available
  • Picnic tables on site
  • Other activities include fishing and walking trails

2. Howe Park Dog Park

Address: Pleasant St & Bacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Open Times: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Off-leash allowed? Yes
  • Includes an off-leash dog park area
  • Other amenities include a playground and basketball court
  • No restrooms on site

3. Griggs Park

Address: Griggs Park, Brookline, MA
Open Times: Dawn to 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Off-leash allowed? Yes
  • Dedicated off-leash area, but it isn’t fenced
  • Other amenities include a playground, trails, and basketball courts
  • Grassy surface is gentle on paws

4. Cold Spring Park

Address: 1094 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02641
Open Times: Dawn to dusk
Cost: Free
Off-leash allowed? Yes
  • Dedicated off-leash area
  • Off-leash walking allowed all year round, from dawn to dusk
  • On-street parking only
  • Other amenities include trails and softball field

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While there are no dedicated off-leash dog parks in Quincy, there are several within a few miles, all of which offer some off-leash facilities. You should always ensure that you clean up after your dog.

Some parks provide poo bags next to the dedicated dog waste bins, but it is better to be safe than sorry and take your own bags. And, of course, always be prepared for other dogs to be off-leash and potentially approach you and your dog as you walk.

Featured Image Credit: Samuel Haché, Pexels

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