Pets

King Bird feeds its three babies in its nest in a bald cyprus tree
If we mind our pets, we can enjoy the return of bird melodies in spring.

Photo by Tim Ervin

Leashed pets are welcome. Summers are hard on pets here and there is limited shade on the trails around the ponds. Owners should bring a water dish if they plan to be in the park very long and never leave pets in the car.

This park includes managed meadows which are potential habitat for ground nesting birds. Domestic dogs and cats running lose scare hens from the nest, resulting in a loss of meadow larks, bob whites, and other species. Animals must be leashed at all times, especially during the nesting season when hens are easily frightened from their nests.

Last updated: August 2, 2020

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Washington, DC 20020

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