SDP Association

The Shaw Dog Park Association (SPDA) manages the park in partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. The SPDA is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501-c3 organization. An elected board of directors runs the association and takes responsibility for park management.

As the park’s sponsor, the SPDA is responsible for

  • Basic maintenance and upkeep
  • Enforcement of the operating rules
  • Park improvements

Volunteer dog owners donate their time and money to maintain the park. All improvements and maintenance supplies (e.g. benches, tree care, bin liners, sanitary spray) are funded by donations, grants and in-kind support.

Association membership is open and all are welcome to attend the monthly meeting. If you’re interested in attending our monthly meeting and want to confirm the time and location, please email us at