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11 Greater Boston Spots to Bring Your Dog This Spring

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Spring is but two weeks and change away. So! We're looking past the snow and the ice and the time it takes you just to pick your way down one measly block these days toward warm climes and jollier times. To wit: a map of generally easy-to-get-to dog runs in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. Together these 11 spots, including the Boston Common, North Point Park and Fresh Pond Reservation, contain hundreds of acres for Fido and Snookums to run leash-less and for you to relax in the sunshine. Clip 'n save this. You'll want it.


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1. Peters Park

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1277 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118

Peters Park includes one of the best-known, fenced-in dog runs in the city.

2. Ronan Park

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Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

The park includes a 6,000-square-foot dog run with a doggie fountain.

3. Nunziato Field

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Summer Street
Somerville, MA 02143

The dog run here includes plenty of benches for weary or very relaxed owners.

4. Zero New Washington Street

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00 New Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02145

This dog run includes obstacles for the pooches and a gazebo for the humans.

5. Fresh Pond Reservation

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250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Your canine has to be licensed with Cambridge to run free in this 162-acre expanse.

6. Boston Common

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Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-4505
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America's oldest public park, and the adjoining Public Garden, allow dogs to run free under certain conditions (see website). Hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. except during special events.

7. Tudor Street Dog Park

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Tudor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

The fenced in area here comes with toys for the dogs.

8. Danehy Park

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New Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The 50-acre park includes a dog run.

9. North Point Park

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6 Museum Way
Cambridge, MA 02141

The 8.5-acre spot allows dogs off-leash. Just be aware of the fence-less-ness.

10. Carleton Court Dog Park

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Southwest Corridor Path
Boston, MA

The fenced-in run is mostly concrete. Which can be a good thing if you'd don't want Rover covered in dirt in the end.

11. Paul Revere Park

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Dogs can run free in this park in the shadow of the Zakim Bridge.

1. Peters Park

1277 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118

Peters Park includes one of the best-known, fenced-in dog runs in the city.

1277 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118

2. Ronan Park

Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

The park includes a 6,000-square-foot dog run with a doggie fountain.

Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

3. Nunziato Field

Summer Street, Somerville, MA 02143

The dog run here includes plenty of benches for weary or very relaxed owners.

Summer Street
Somerville, MA 02143

4. Zero New Washington Street

00 New Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02145

This dog run includes obstacles for the pooches and a gazebo for the humans.

00 New Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02145

5. Fresh Pond Reservation

250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Your canine has to be licensed with Cambridge to run free in this 162-acre expanse.

250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

6. Boston Common

Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

America's oldest public park, and the adjoining Public Garden, allow dogs to run free under certain conditions (see website). Hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. except during special events.

Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

7. Tudor Street Dog Park

Tudor Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

The fenced in area here comes with toys for the dogs.

Tudor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

8. Danehy Park

New Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The 50-acre park includes a dog run.

New Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

9. North Point Park

6 Museum Way, Cambridge, MA 02141

The 8.5-acre spot allows dogs off-leash. Just be aware of the fence-less-ness.

6 Museum Way
Cambridge, MA 02141

10. Carleton Court Dog Park

Southwest Corridor Path, Boston, MA

The fenced-in run is mostly concrete. Which can be a good thing if you'd don't want Rover covered in dirt in the end.

Southwest Corridor Path
Boston, MA

11. Paul Revere Park

Charlestown, MA 02129

Dogs can run free in this park in the shadow of the Zakim Bridge.