Best Dog Park That’s Not Actually a Dog Park

Lincoln Park
East Capitol Street between 11th and 13th Streets
Officially designated dog parks are a great place for pet owners and animals to visit together. If you walk into one of those gated squares without a pet, however, you’ll probably come off as kind of weird. But if you want to hang out with dogs without the inconvenience of actually owning one, head to Lincoln Park. You can wander the wide walkways while Hill residents play with their canines and not feel like a creep. And since houses are a little roomier on the Hill, you’ll almost always find a big, well-behaved dog to hug.