Dogs that live in the city don’t often get the chance to just be free and enjoy themselves off of a leash. Socializing with other dogs while being off a leash is not only good for your dog physically it’s also good for them mentally. If your dog isn’t used to being around other dogs it’s probably a good idea to keep them on their leash the first couple of times until they get used to being around multiple dogs at a time. Alexandria has 20 off leash dog parks.
Walter and I have visited quite a few and our favorites are Ben Brenman Park and Dog Run Park at Carlyle. The dog park at Ben Brenman is located at the back of the park and everyone is always very laid back and friendly. During the week there are normally only a couple other dogs in the fenced area but, it can get crowded on the weekends. The Carlyle dog park is nice because it has a separate area for small dogs, benches to sit on in the fenced dog area and drinking water. I tend to bring a bowl with me but, it’s nice to not have to carry water as well.