Dogs on leashes are allowed in all parks and conservation areas in Newton, except inside tot lots and Little League fields.
Off-leash Dog Areas
Off-leash dog areas exist in the following locations:
- the “old”, or southern, end of Cold Spring Park
- Hunnewell Park (but not in the adjacent conservation area)
- five other city parks and playgrounds
To use one of the off-leash areas, a dog must be licensed and must wear an off-leash medallion, as described on this page. Information about each of the seven off-leash parks can be found on this page.
The creation of the off-leash dog areas was discussed in this 2010 article.
Dogs in Conservation Areas
Rules for dogs in Newton conservation areas are on this page.