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Off-Leash Dog Areas

Burlington now has two fenced, off-leash areas for dogs:

Waterfront Site
Located about 1,000 feet north of the Moran Building (old Burlington Electric generating station), this site provides access to the lake and can be reached via the bike path. It is a walk-in area only, with parking available at the north end of Waterfront Park or at North Beach. It is open year 'round at all hours.

Starr Farm Park
This area is located just west of the bike path and adjacent to the community garden. Convenient parking and water are available at the site. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Dog owners are expected to maintain control over their dogs, clean up after them and ensure that their dogs are properly licensed and vaccinated. Children under age 13 are not allowed in off-leash areas without adult supervision.

Dog Park Volunteers Needed at Starr Farm


Starr Farm Dog Park was created in 2002 to offer a designated off-leash area for dogs in Burlington Starr Farm Dog Park provides safe fenced in area where dogs can run free and owners can socialize.  Volunteers are needed to help maintain the site.  Basic needs include unlocking and locking the gate daily, restocking the doggy pop bags, empting interior trash cans (dumpster located in parking lot) and acting as a liaison between Parks and Recreation and Dog Park users.


As a Parks and Recreation Volunteer, you will receive a Volunteer T-Shirt, a summer seasons parking pass to the Beaches, a key to the gate, and basic training and support from Parks and Recreation Staff.  Like most of our Parks and Garden sites, Starr Farm Dog Park relies on Volunteers to keep the site up and running. To get involved or to learn more contact dcahill@ci.burlington.vt.us or 802-863-0420
For additional information visit burlingtondogpark.org


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