Annual Meeting and Board Elections

Please join the Shaw Dog Park Association for its Annual Meeting

Food, Beverages and Election of Board Members!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shaw Dog Park Annual Meeting

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hotel Helix
1430 Rhode Island Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20005

Interested in serving on the Board? Contact for more info and to state your interest.

Sunday Clean-up

Just an hour of your time will help us straighten up the park for you and your pups.

Plus, we’ll be serving hot cider for the workers!

Sunday, Dec. 2

11-12 at the park

Ringing in Four Years

With a special message from SDPA President Brad Scarborough

I wanted to thank all who came out on Saturday to celebrate Shaw Dog Park’s 4th Anniversary Party! Our park visitors were very enthusiastic and really helped make Saturday a fun-filled day for everybody and every dog!

Shaw Dog Park was honored to have Councilmen Jack Evans and ANC 2-C Chair Alex Padro in attendance on Saturday. Their continued support has been key in making sure that Shaw Dog Park stays open in the Logan/Shaw Neighborhood for all of us to enjoy. As Councilmen Evans stated, ‘Shaw Dog Park is the model for other dog parks in Washington, DC.’ That is truly a testament to hard work of our dedicated volunteers and the support of our community.

Shaw Dog Park is truly grateful for our very valued Community Business Partners that helped to make Saturday’s 4th anniversary party a success.

With their very generous contributions, Shaw Dog Park was able to raise close to $2,800.00 through sale of raffle tickets, purchases of t-shirts and individual donations.

This money is used to finance maintenance and on-going improvements to the park. We encourage all of our park visitors to remember these businesses and show your appreciation and support for all that they do for Shaw Dog Park.

And lastly I would like to thank some of the most generous members of our community, *our volunteers*! Shaw Dog Park volunteers’ dedication and support help make Shaw Dog Park the best dog park in Washington, DC. Our volunteers endure late nights, early mornings, cold temperatures, rainy days, tangled water hoses and mounds of “poop” every day to keep the park safe and clean. We love our volunteers and we thank you for all that you do!  To become a Shaw Dog Park volunteer, please send an email to

Personally I would like to say it is an honor to serve as President of the Shaw Dog Park Association. It is my hope that you and your dog(s) enjoy the park and come visit us every day!

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

Park Four-year Anniversary Party

Saturday, November 3, 11am-1pm


Come join the festivities, including snacks, entertainment and a Raffle with amazing prizes!

Prizes include items donated by

  • Planet Pet
  • BrandDave
  • 930 club
  • Eat Well DC Restaurants
  • And more!

Raffle proceeds go to support the ongoing maintenance and improvements of the park, which is managed by the Shaw Dog Park Association, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

October Meeting Scheduled

The Shaw Dog Park Association will meet on October 17, 2012, at 7:30pm at the Hotel Helix on Rhode Island Ave.

Our meeting room location is TBD — please ask at the front desk or bar when you arrive.


September Meeting

All are welcome to attend the Shaw Dog Park Association monthly meeting.

The meeting will be tonight (Wed., Sept. 12) at 7:30 at the Hotel Helix.  (Ask at the front desk or bar for the specific meeting room.)


Finally! No more waiting in long lines. No more braving the summer heat and winter cold.

You can now buy the widely-acclaimed and coveted, official Shaw Dog Park tshirt online!

Limited sizes and quantities, so hurry! 

Please specify style and size at checkout

  • Women’s cut, size LARGE
  • Unisex sizes SMALL, MEDIUM or LARGE

Music video casting call

One of our dog park regulars is in the music business and is making video for a song about his rescue dog, Atticus.

Shaw Dog Park dogs are invited to try out for a chance at stardom on Sunday, August 26, from 12-2.