by Urbn Parks
There are so many great parks and green spaces in Boston and surrounding areas to take your pup! Whether you want to go for a long scenic walk or find an off-leash area, here are some of Boston’s best places to take your dog.
Arnold arboretum has over 270 acres of wide paved paths and hiking trails. It is a beautiful walk any time of year with many different parts to explore, and points of interest to see.
Jamaica Pond has a 1.5 loop with a walkway that’s always maintained and clear of snow in the winter. Plus the pine bank promontory has an open field.
Riverway is A linear park in Fenway, Riverway also borders Brookline, with scenic views of the muddy river. One side of the river has a paved path for running and the other is an unpaved path.
Herter Park is a green space that runs along the Charles River in Allston. The family-friendly park includes Artesani Playground, a splash pad and wading pool, and also has a seasonal beer garden.
Located in South Boston, Castle Island has a large 2 mile loop with scenic views of Boston Harbor and Pleasure Bay. In the summer, you get a nice breeze by the water, plus you can grab beach food at Sullivan’s.
Bordering Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, Franklin park is the largest park in Boston. The park has a combination of paved paths and hiking trails which are great for long walks with your pup.
Fresh Pond Reservation is an extremely dog-friendly park in North Cambridge, with a trail that loops around the pond. There is also an off-leash dog beach for those hot summer days.
Commonwealth Avenue Mall is a 1-mile linear park and walking path in Back Bay. Take a stroll through the neighborhood's rows of brownstone buildings, and see historic statues and monuments.
The historic Olmsted Park has a variety of fields, trails, paved walkways, and natural landscapes to meander. Walk to Leverett Pond, Wards Pond, or hang out at Daisy Field. There are several parking lots and a few T stations nearby,
A large and scenic beach in South Boston, Carson Beach always has something going on during the warmer months. There is a walkway along the beach that provides scenic views that are great for walking dogs.
Here are some recommended dog parks to see in Boston (and surrounding areas):
Boston common - Downtown
Peter’s Park - South End
Danehy Park - North Cambridge
A Street Park - South Boston
Pacific street park - Mid-Cambridge
Toomey park - East Cambridge
Ronan park - Dorchester
Bremen street park - East Boston
Garvey park - Dorchester
Lincoln park - Somerville
You can view a list of all the dog parks in Boston here.