Bring your dog to the beach!


Please read all of the following rules and regulations before bringing you dog.  



  • Anne Arundel County or Friends of Downs Park is not responsible for injuries to dogs, their owners/handlers, or others that use the Dog Beach Area.

  • Aggressive Dogs are strictly forbidden on the dog beach. Violators will face permanent suspension from all county dog parks.

  • Dog owners/handlers must respect the rights of others to use this area by maintaining control of their pets at all times.

  • Dogs must be on leash and under control by their owners/handlers at all times outside of the Dog Beach area.

  • Children under the age of 6 are prohibited from entering the dog beach area. An adult, who is accountable for their behavior and well-being, must accompany all children.

  • Owners/handlers must immediately clean up after their dog(s) and properly dispose of waste.

  • No smoking or food within Dog Beach area (human or dog).

  • All dogs must be healthy, vaccinated, and collared -with identification.

  • Owners/handlers must remain inside the Dog Beach area, with leash, within view and voice control of their dog(s) at all times.

  • Limit of two dogs per adult.

  • Dogs in heat and puppies under 4 months of age are prohibited.

  • Excessive barking is prohibited. Dogs barking excessively must be removed.

  • Owners/handlers must stop their dogs from digging and immediately fill any holes dug.

  • Dogs must stay in the Dog Beach area, and waters immediately in front of the beach at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the woods behind the beach.

  • Humans are prohibited from swimming or wading in the water.



Please visit this page to read about Animal Control Laws




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Friends of Downs Park

We hope you come and visit us!  Below are the hours and information if you have any questions. Thank you for visiting our website.

AA County Park Line:  410-222-6230


Hours: 7:00 a.m. to dusk

Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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Pasadena, MD 21123-0881


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