Duke Street Dog Park Improvements

Page updated on Feb 19, 2021 at 10:11 AM

Holmes Run Park/Duke Street Dog Park Improvements


Map of Duke Street Dog Park

Project Description: 

Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities (RPCA) is currently designing a renovation of the Duke Street Dog Park, scheduled for implementation within 2018/2019. Per the Holmes Run Park Improvement Plan (2014), the design concept (shown below) includes adding a small dog area and large dog area, water fountains, and shade trees to the site. The proposed concept also includes shade structures that may be installed at a later date, as funding allows.

Duke Street Dog Park

Progress Update:

The design for the Duke Street Dog Park was updated in 2018 and 2019 based on community comments. Modifications include adding a hose bib connection to the water fountains, extending the pavement at the entrances to connect to ADA accessible benches, changing the plantings between the two dog areas, and adding trees to the perimeter of the dog park. Modifications for maintenance access were added for improved service to the dog park. Future improvements may include small park shelters, lights, and a gravel path for maintenance access. The project will transition into the construction stage, which will be phased over the summer and early fall. 





Construction Updates:

The water fountains and new walkway will be installed first. These improvements are outside the existing fenced area and installation will not require the closure of the dog park.


Bethany Znidersic or 703-746-5492