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Off Leash Dog Parks in New Hampshire

 dog parks in New Hampshire Yes, New England loves dogs and welcomes your dog to join you on vacation to this beautiful region. Dogs needs rest and/or plays stops, just as people do, don't they? The mountains and valleys and towns of the Granite State -- New Hampshire -- are well-stocked with off-leash dog parks for the traveling public. Below are some locations and rules you need to know. Woof!
Hudson Dog Park at Benson Park

19 Kimball Hill Road Hudson, NH Phone: 603-886-6000

This park features more than 5,000 square feet of fenced-in, mainly dirt, terrain. There is a smaller, separate fenced in area for puppies and other small dogs.
Hours: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. May through August, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. September through October, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. November through February, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. March through April
Dog Rules: Dogs must wear current license and rabies vaccination tags.
Prohibited: Female dogs in heat. Prong or choke collars.
People Rules:All dog waste must be picked up and properly disposed of. Ownersmust have voice control over their dog and observe them at all times. Handlers must be 18 or older; children 10 or younger are not allowed in the off-leash area; children 11 through 17 must be supervised by an adult. No more than two dogs to any one handler at one time.
Hudson Dog Park at Benson Park

19 Kimball Hill Road Hudson, NH Phone: 603-886-6000

Lovely wooded and open area for big and small dogs. Benches, tables, water dishes and a hose available. Plenty of shade areas.
Hours: April through September, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; October through March, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dog Rules: Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
Prohibited: Dogs with communicable diseases. Unusually aggressive dogs. Choke chains; prong, spiked or shock collars. Glass. Human food. Alcohol ordrugs.
People Rules:Dogs must never be out of sight or sound control. They must be leashed until they are in the entrance area. Dog waste must be picked up and disposed of. No more than two dogs per adult. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult.
Manchester Dog Park

344 Second Street Manchester, NH Phone:

A 10,000-square-foot fenced area with a double-gated entrance. No running water on-site. Obstacles for dog play. Tables and chairs.
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Dog Rules:Dogs must have current vaccination, registration, membership tag and wear them. Dogs that bite a human are automatically and permanently banned. Dogs must wear a proper fitting collar or harness. Dogs must be leashed entering and exiting the area.
Prohibited:Female dogs in heat. Animals other than dogs. Spike and choke collars. Dogs under 4 months old. Food. Glass containers. Dog grooming.
People Rules:People must clean up after their dogs and fill in any holes their dogs dig. Rules and regulations are posted at the gated entrance outside of the fenced area. Monitor unspayed and unneutered dogs carefully. Dog bites must be reported to the Manchester Health Department within 24 hours. Handlers must be 16 or older. Children under 8 not permitted; those 9 to 15 must be accompanied by adult 18 or older. No more than two dogs per handler at any time. Must remove dog immediately if it displays aggressive behavior. Apparatus in the park is for dogs only.
Email: ManchesterDogParkAssociation@gmail.com
Merrimack Dog Park at Wasserman Park

116 Naticook Road Merrimack, NH Phone: 603-882-1046

This free park within Wasserman Park is three-quarters of an acre, divided into sections for large and small dogs. There is no water source available for public use.
Hours: See website
Dog Rules:Dogs must be leashed entering and exiting area. Dogs must wear current license and vaccination tags. Dogs more than 30 pounds not allowed in small-dog area. Dogs under 6 months old not allowed. Aggressive dogs not allowed.
Prohibited:Unattended dogs. Sick dogs. Female dogs in heat. Spike or choke collars.
People Rules:No more than two dogs per handler. Handler must be in fenced-in area. Children under 8 not allowed. Children 9 to 15 must be supervised by an adult. Handlers must be at least 16. Handlers must properly dispose of waste. Apparatus is for dogs only.
Concord Dog Park

7 Manchester Street Concord, NH Phone: 603-225-8690

This fenced park is in Terrill Park near the Merrimack River. Bring your own water and bag to pick up waste.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset. Closes for winter just before first snowfall of the season: Check website for specific date.
Rules:Guidelines posted at park entrance.
Derry Dog Park

Fordway, off Route 102 Derry, NH Phone: 603-432-6136

A completely fenced-in area across from the transfer station, the park includes many agility obstacles. A small-dog area is open for dogs 20 pounds and under.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Dog Rules: Dogs must wear current license and vaccination tags and be leashed when entering and exiting the area. A dog that bites or impacts a person is immediately and permanently expelled from the park.
Prohibited: Female dogs in heat. Glass containers. Food. People climbing on dog play apparatus. Animals other than dogs.
People Rules:You must carry out whatever you carry in and clean up after your dog. You must watch your dog at all times. Handlers must be over 16; children 8 and under are not allowed in; children 9 to 16 must be supervised by an adult. You must fill in any holes your dog digs. No more than two dogs per handler at any one time.
Hooksett Dog Park

101 Merrimack Street Hooksett, NH Phone: 603-485-8471

Gated park area with plenty of tables and benches includes a small area for dogs less than 30 pounds. Fun obstacles for dogs to play with (and in).
Hours: 6 a.m. to dusk
Dog Rules: Dogs must wear current license and vaccination tags. Dogs must be leashed when exiting or entering the area. Prohibited: Female dogs in heat. Glass containers. Food. Animals other than dogs. Spikes and choke collars. Dogs under 4 months old.
People Rules: All handlers must be over 16; children 8 and under are not allowed in the off-leash area; children 9 to 16 must be supervised by an adult. Handlers must be with their dogs at all times. Handlers must properly remove and dispose of their dog’s waste. Apparatus is for dogs only. Handlers must fill in holes their dogs dig. Dogs must be removed from park at first sign of aggression. No more than two dogs to one handler at any time.
Shaker Field Dog Park

535 Route 4A Enfield, NH Phone:

Grassy 1.5-acre fenced-in park next to Shaker Recreation Park. Convenient parking lot. Shady spots, play equipment. Separate areas for small (under 30 pounds) and larger dogs.
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Dog Rules: Dogs must be free of sickness, infections, parasites, and have current rabies and license tags attached to their collars. Dogs over 1 year old must be spayed or neutered. Puppies must have core vaccines. Dogs must be on-leash when entering and exiting double-gated area and at all times outside fenced park. Dogs must wear collar or harness in the park. Dogs with excessive or constant barking that cannot be controlled must leave. Prohibited: Female dogs in heat. Puppies under 4 months old. Spike,, pinch, prong or choke collars. Aggressive behavior. Unattended dogs. Smoking, glass containers, alcohol, human food or dog food/treats. Other animals besides dogs.
People Rules: Handlers must pick up and dispose of pet waste immediately in provided receptacles. Handlers must be at least 16 years old. Children under 12 are not permitted in the park; children 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Maximum of two dogs per handler. Handlers must have access to a leash for each dog at all times. Must discourage dogs from digging outside “dig areas.” Fill any holes dug outside these areas. Please limit cell phone use inside park to picture taking and brief conversations so you are focused on your dog at all times.
Riverside Dog Park

199 Sundeen Parkway Raymond, NH Phone:

One-acre, fenced-in park inside Riverside Park.
Hours: Park closes at 9 p.m.
South Mill Pond Off-Leash Dog Area

340 Parrot Avenue Portsmouth, NH Phone: 603-628-6168

A fenced-in area with double-gated entrance for dogs of all sizes. Nearby is a non-fenced off-leash area along the shore of the pond.
Rules: Dogs must be under voice control and observation at all times. Dogs in park must be spayed or neutered.
Live Free and Run Dog Park

4 Frontage Road Kingston, NH Phone:

An acre of land in the Old Kingston Fair Grounds that is fenced-in and well-maintained. You must register to get a park tag to use the park. The park, run by volunteers, holds events throughout the year including cleanup days and Halloween parties. There is a smaller-dog area for smaller dogs and those that need a time out or a gentle introduction to the park.
Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk
Dog Rules: No aggressive dogs. Dogs must have a current town license and registration tag visible at all times.
Prohibited: Food. Dogs in heat. Dogs with transferable health conditions.
People Rules:No children under 8. You must pick up after your dog and dispose of all wastes in proper receptacles, closely monitor unneutered dogs and monitor dogs for inappropriate behavior. Police must be notified if a dog draws blood from a person.