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New dog park opens in Montgomery County

montdogparkAdd one more to the growing list of dog parks in Maryland —  Cabin John Dog Park in Bethesda.

Located in Cabin John Regional Park, at 10900 Westlake Dr., the dog park is free and open from sunrise to sunset.

A grand opening celebration is slated for Oct. 31, but the park is already accepting dogs. It will be closed from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays for maintenance.

“I’ve been receiving phone calls and inquiries about this for quite some time,” C.J. Lilly, a landscape architect and project manager for Park and Planning’s park development division told the Washington Post. “Even when I go out to the site, people walking their dogs are very curious and anxious to know when the dog park is going to open, so there was a certain clamor and excitement building up around this.”

The $158,000 park is slightly more than an acre and features separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, as well as a rock climbing structure.

It joins three other Montgomery County dog parks —  Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, Ridge Road Recreational Park in Germantown and Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton.

A fifth dog park, slated for Olney Manor Regional Park in Olney, is under construction, and the county is evaluating other sites as well.

(Photo: Montgomery-National Capital Park & Planning Commission)


Comment from Kelli Holsendolph
Time October 2, 2009 at 8:42 am

Join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Cabin John Dog Park “Howl-O-Ween,” Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Bring your dogs dressed in their best “Howl-O-Ween” costumes for chances to win!

Treats (human and dog) • Ribbon Cutting • Giveaways • Fun • Doggie costume contest (with prizes)

“Howl-O-Ween” at the Cabin John Dog Park: Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, October 31, 2009
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Cabin John Dog Park
10900 Westlake Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Admission: FREE