Welcome to the Ghent Dog Park

Visit the Park

As a City of Norfolk open space, the park is open to the public and free to visit. Please review the Dog Park Rules & Etiquette before you visit.

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Park History

In 2004, a group of concerned neighbors and saw opportunities to address safety issues and enhance the beauty of this green space.

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About Us

As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, members of the Ghent Dog Park Association serve as stewards of the park.

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Generous support from the dog park community is critical for our seasonal maintenance efforts and special beautification projects.


Sign up to be notified about periodic volunteer opportunities to help keep the park safe and beautiful throughout the year.

Get Involved

We're always seeking passionate and motivated members of the community to take an active role in the Association's operations.

Stay Connected

Stay connected and informed by joining our email list and following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Public Events

Events and special meetings for the Ghent Dog Park Community.

January 13, 2017
  • FlickIt! Friday "Big Trouble in Little China"
    Starts: 9:15 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    Location: Naro Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517, USA


    A Fundraiser to benefit the Ghent Dog Park. Naro Cinema is partnering with Smartmouth brewery to benefit the Park.


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Ghent Dog Park

Located in the 1300 block of Stockley Gardens, this 0.61 acre, fully-fenced city dog park functions as a "community center without the building".
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Ghent Dog Park1 day ago
Quick update & a few "thank-yous" to disperse today.

First, the fundraising totals from this past weekend are:
FlickIt Fridays at Naro - $648
Danielle Stern's Yoga - $70 (held at Slover Library and Bhav Brigade)

Thank you so much to the vendors who participated in FlickIt Friday - Naro Cinema, Smartmouth Beer (Hannah, the beer rep, is awesome!), Push Comedy Theater, The gift shop at decorum, Cardinal Skate Shop, and Atlantis Games & Comics (Norfolk).

The tremendous amount of support shown this past weekend warms our hearts and paws! We look forward to working with these folks in the future, so keep those ears perked!
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Ghent Dog Park2 days ago
Thank you to the people who have dropped off things for the park lately. The new pooper scooper is great! All the tennis balls have been enjoyed over and over again! And we now have an abundance of bags. Last but not least, the plush squeeky toys dropped off today were really enjoyed.
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Ghent Dog Park shared FlickIt Fridays at Naro's post.2 days ago
Woohoo! Thank to our GDP family for supporting this event & all the vendors who participated!
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Ghent Dog Park4 days ago
If you are headed over to the park any time soon and can spare some plastic bags, both mail boxes are empty. Thanks for your donations!
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Ghent Dog Park5 days ago
Ready for the slush to be gone? We are! Remember when?
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Ghent Dog Park shared FlickIt Fridays at Naro's photo.6 days ago
Can't wait to see you all there!