Founders Dog Park: Serving all those who love dogs and value the Founder's Park off-leash dog exercise area


  • Every 3rd Saturday
    9:30 am

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

For more current information please join us on Facebook at Founders Dog Park. We are a public group of 93 members and pups.

  • Remember: Scoop the Poop every third Saturday of the month!

  • Park News:

    Bag Dispenser Coming!
    Fall 2016 : The City has agree to install a poop bag dispenser. Be on the look out for this new addition to our dog park soon!

  • Keep the Dogs!

    Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013: A beautiful image of Founders Park preferred Waterfront uses by citizens using Wordle summary courtesy of Olin Studios, Landscape Architects.

    Keep the Dogs!

  • For Immediate Release: October 10, 2013

    Alexandria Beautification Commission Announces the
    2013 Alexandria Beautification Award Winners

    The Alexandria Beautification Commission announced the 2013 Alexandria Beautification Award winners in a ceremony held on September 30, 2013 at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. The Commission, Mayor William Euille, and Councilman Tim Lovain presented 37 Awards. Photographs of the 2013 Award winners are available by visiting

    • East Alexandria

      139 South Fairfax Street
      413 Franklin Street
      504-540 John Carlyle Street
      Hopkins-Court/ I Can Shine Garden
      821,923,825 Oronoco Street
      700 South Pitt Street
      Founders Park Dog Exercise Area
      Old Town Volunteer Cleanup-John Wilbor

      The Commission sponsors the Alexandria Beautification Awards each year recognizing community member's special efforts to contribute to the beautification of their neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and overall aesthetic design. Nominations are made by members of the Commission and the community and are judged by members on the use of plants, texture, and color, neighborhood context, marked improvements, and overall appearance. Winners are limited to properties visible from the public right of way.

      The Alexandria Beautification Commission is a 12-member volunteer board approved by the City Council for two-year terms. The Beautification Commission represents citizens' values in City beautification matters and coordinates projects to encourage and achieve beautification.


  • 1.

    It is your responsibility to watch your dog(s) at all times when you are in the park. Please clean up after your dog(s). It's also nice to clean up any unclaimed pile when you come across one.

  • 2.

    Owners must stop dogs from digging and immediately fill the holes.

  • 3.

    Remember, food, treats, etc. are not allowed, for the safety of both dogs and children.

  • 4.

    Monitor your dog for inappropriate behavior. Handle any conflict with kindness and good manners.

  • 5.

    If your dog is misbehaving, leash him/her and remove your pet from the park.

  • 6.

    Please be considerate of neighboring activities and park users.

  • 7.

    If a dog leaves the exercise area please reclaim him or her immediately.

  • 8.

    Bring your own clean-up bags.

  • 9.

    Please share clean-up bags with any and all new visitors

  • 10.

    We hope you will enjoy your dog park experience, and that many happy hours will be spent here.

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