Shaw Dog Park

Shaw Dog Park Off-leash public dog park in Washington, DC that is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donated contributions. DC's first official dog park, managed by Shaw Dog Park Association in cooperation with the DC Dept.
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Missed last week’s update from DC Parks and Rec on renovations and updates to #shawdogpark and the park’s future? The fu...
10/05/2020

Missed last week’s update from DC Parks and Rec on renovations and updates to #shawdogpark and the park’s future? The full presentation of current draft plans are available online (link in bio). We will keep you posted as the next community meeting and update is scheduled! #shawdogsrule #dcdogmoms #dcdogs

REMINDER: Join at https://shawdogpark.splashthat.com/ at 6:30 p.m. tonight for an update on the Shaw Dog Park renovation...
09/30/2020

REMINDER: Join at https://shawdogpark.splashthat.com/ at 6:30 p.m. tonight for an update on the Shaw Dog Park renovation and share your voice.

Want to learn more about the future of the #ShawDogPark and have your voice heard? Join ‪next Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30‬ for a virtual community meeting hosted DC Department of Parks and Recreation. We will hear updates on the Banneker High School construction and give feedback on updates to the dog park. Link in bio for registration details and for current park plans.
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#shawdogsrule #dcdogs #dcdogmoms

Want to learn more about the future of the #ShawDogPark and have your voice heard? Join ‪next Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6:...
09/25/2020

Want to learn more about the future of the #ShawDogPark and have your voice heard? Join ‪next Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30‬ for a virtual community meeting hosted DC Department of Parks and Recreation. We will hear updates on the Banneker High School construction and give feedback on updates to the dog park. Link in bio for registration details and for current park plans.
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#shawdogsrule #dcdogs #dcdogmoms

Hey Park friends? Anyone recognize this pupper from the neighborhood? They've been separated from their human. Let us kn...
07/07/2020

Hey Park friends? Anyone recognize this pupper from the neighborhood? They've been separated from their human. Let us know if you have any leads on a reunification. (July 7 @ 7:30pm)

Per the announcement by Mayor Bowser on May 27, DC dog parks will be reopening on May 29. We’ve missed seeing everyone’s...
05/29/2020

Per the announcement by Mayor Bowser on May 27, DC dog parks will be reopening on May 29. We’ve missed seeing everyone’s four-legged quarantine buddies, and are excited for when the city can soon unlock the park gate! However, a safe reopening and return to a “new normal” starts with responsible practices from all of us. It is important to continue following safe social distancing and other measures. Guidance from DC Health (https://bit.ly/2XLd6VY) reminds dog park visitors to:

• Stay at home if you are sick or if you were recently exposed to someone with fever or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or positive for COVID-19.
• Avoid close contact with others who are not members of your household.
• Stay at least 6 feet from other people.
• Wear a cloth face covering when around other people in a public space. A cloth face covering is not a substitute for physical distancing.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and carry hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Practical dog park tips:

• Monitor crowd size at the dog park before entering. If there are more than 10 people inside the park, please do not enter to avoid crowding.
• Our dogs can be anxious to go into the park. Please don’t crowd the gate and remember to maintain 6 feet while waiting for other guests to enter/exit.
• Wear your mask for the safety of others and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a reminder, we now have a temporary dog park at 11th and Rhode Island, NW, during the Banneker High School Renovation Project (next to the skate park).

Thanks for continuing to be responsible during Phase 1 reopening.

Update: DPR has closed all dog parks in the city. Please stay safe, practice social distancing, and enjoy the opportunit...
04/01/2020

Update: DPR has closed all dog parks in the city. Please stay safe, practice social distancing, and enjoy the opportunity for long walks with your pup. #shawdogpark

❗️ REMINDER ❗️⁣⁣Starting this Wednesday, April 1st, Shaw Dog Park will be closed for the duration of the Banneker High S...
03/30/2020

❗️ REMINDER ❗️⁣

Starting this Wednesday, April 1st, Shaw Dog Park will be closed for the duration of the Banneker High School Modernization Project. ⁣

We want to thank every one of you who helped us reach out to leaders in our community and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Thanks to our collective voice, we have been able to secure a temporary park location adjacent to the skate park and basketball courts. We know that there is still more work to be done, so we will continue to call on the Shaw Dog Park community to help make our needs heard and met.⁣

We will miss our park for now, but can't wait for fun times to come just a few hundred feet away!

03/20/2020

FOUND: Did you leave your ID at the park? Message us with details.

Shaw Dog Park is currently planning to stay open during regular hours through March 31. Per guidelines from the U.S. Cen...
03/15/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Shaw Dog Park is currently planning to stay open during regular hours through March 31. Per guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html), please carefully read the following information and guidelines:

🔘 👏 If you are feeling sick (fever, sore throat, coughing), please stay home and ask a friend or family member to help take care of your pet while you are sick. 👏 If you must walk your dog, avoid crowded spaces. This is for the wellbeing and safety of the entire community.

🔘 When at the park, please practice social distancing (remain 6 feet apart from fellow park goers). 🧍🏾——— 6ft———🧍🏻‍♀️

🔘 Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving for the park and when you get home.💦💦

🔘 Per the CDC, evidence currently suggests that dogs cannot become sick with COVID-19. However, we recommend checking your veterinarian's website for resources, or contact them via phone or email with any questions about your dog's health.🐶

We will let you know if there are any developments or changes on this front. Community safety is everyone’s responsibility and we want to still provide space for our dogs to run and play. Thank you for respecting and following these best practices! 🙏

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

03/11/2020
John Gonzalez on Twitter

You may have seen news cameras at the park this morning! Thank you to ABC 7 News - WJLA and Alex Padro for talking about the Shaw Dog Park and some remaining uncertainties. https://twitter.com/abc7john/status/1237686549980033029?s=21

“The largest dog park in DC is abruptly closing, residents of the Shaw neighborhood say they’ve been blindsided. Why the city is closing it and how officials have now thrown dog owners a bit of a bone. @ABC7GMW https://t.co/iz8CQTjFhF”

Update:Thank you to everyone who helped share your voice and concerns with DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)! ...
03/07/2020

Update:

Thank you to everyone who helped share your voice and concerns with DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)! 🚨🚨The agency informed us yesterday (March 6) that they will have a temporary dog park set up at the corner of Rhode Island and Q, NW (south of the skateboard park). That park will be ready for use starting April 1. 🚨🚨We are told this park will have appropriate fencing and a double gate. They are still anticipating a Fall 2021 re-opening of the Shaw Dog Park at 11th and R NW.

DPR has also indicated they will reach out to the community before the end of the month to schedule a community meeting to discuss improvements to the existing dog park, as well details about the temporary park.

Thank you to everyone who reached out - your voice was heard and you made a difference! Your outreach absolutely helps to demonstrate the value of the Shaw Dog Park to the community. We also want to thank DPR for their responsiveness in the last few days.

There is no doubt that we can count this as a victory, but there is more work to do! We ask all of you to stay plugged in to our updates as this project progresses. If this can be a transparent and collaborative process, we will be able to contribute to the creation of new and wonderful amenities in our neighborhood, and advance generational green space improvements that will be enjoyed for many years to come!

We will keep you informed as we learn more and when we need your help going forward.

** ATTENTION SHAW DOG PARK USERS **Your action is needed!Many of you may have been surprised by the announcement by the ...
03/05/2020

** ATTENTION SHAW DOG PARK USERS **

Your action is needed!

Many of you may have been surprised by the announcement by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) that the Shaw Dog Park will be closing on April 1 for at least a year. The Volunteer Board of the Shaw Dog Park was shocked when that information was first shared with us the day before our February 20 Annual Meeting.

We have pushed back in an attempt to get a phased closure of the dog park, but have been told that is not possible. However, that does not mean we do not have work to do to ensure our voices are heard!

We are requesting a temporary location be established nearby during the construction. We have also requested the long promised meeting where the community can give feedback on the design of the Dog Park, Rec Space, Skate Park and Basketball Courts.

We encourage you to reach out to DPR – specifically Tommie Jones ([email protected]) to ask him the following:

- Shaw Dog Park receives contradictory information and broken promises about the park’s future. Why does information constantly change and why is it not communicated clearly? In addition, why did DPR wait so long to inform the users of the Shaw Dog Park about a total closure that could last longer than a year?

- When is the Shaw/Logan Community going to get a meeting to weigh in on the DPR space that is part of the Shaw/Logan Community – we have been asking for and promised a meeting for 7 months.

- Is DPR going to find a temporary location for the users of the Dog Park? Where and when will it be open?

- When will the Shaw Dog Park re-open? At the Banneker Modernization Meeting on March 2, the construction manager said the space would reopen next spring, but the sign says it will be closed for the duration of the Banneker Modernization and open in the Fall of 2021.

We are also working with ANC Commissioners John Fanning and Alex Padro to see if the ANCs can put forth a resolution to ensure a temporary location is found and secured. Additionally Councilman Charles Allen’s office has offered to continue to stay engaged and help facilitate action on our behalf. We would encourage you to copy the ANC Commissioners and Councilman Allen on your communication. (John Fanning, [email protected]; Alex Padro Alexander, [email protected]; Councilman Charles Allen, [email protected].)

We need you to make sure DPR knows how many people there are in our city that care about the Dog Park – if you want to ensure we get the space now and in the future do not stand by – MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!

02/25/2020
shawdogs.org

Miss last week's Annual Meeting? The 2019 Annual Report is available online. Thanks for sharing your voice and volunteering to help Shaw Dog Park, and we'll continue to communicate with you in the new year!http://shawdogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2019-Annual-Report_final.pdf

The Shaw Dog Park community has been more important than ever during the past year! There’s plenty to look forward to in...
12/22/2019

The Shaw Dog Park community has been more important than ever during the past year! There’s plenty to look forward to in 2020 as we work to ensure the park remains protected during construction of the Banneker High School next door and prepare for future maintenance projects. Are you thinking about year-end giving and ways to help support your community? Consider giving a tax-deductible donation to Shaw Dog Park before the year runs out at www.shawdogs.org/support . We are a volunteer-run park and your donations help us work together to keep the park clean and safe for everyone!
#dcdogs #shawdogpark #shawdogsrule #dcdogmoms #dcsingledogparents

Looking for ways to support the neighborhood this #GivingTuesday? Visit www.shawdogs.org/support to donate to Shaw Dog P...
12/03/2019

Looking for ways to support the neighborhood this #GivingTuesday? Visit www.shawdogs.org/support to donate to Shaw Dog Park! Your donation will go toward necessary park maintenance and improvement projects, such as deodorizing the park during the hot summer months, keeping the trees watered, or even replacing gate locks. Plus, it’s tax-deductible!

Not ready to make a monetary commitment but still want to get involved? Send an email to volunteer[email protected] and we’ll get you on the volunteer distribution list! We are always looking for helping hands who can assist with opening and closing the park if needed, join for clean-up days, or participate in other special events.

Thank you to everyone who came out and the generous businesses who helped us have a howling good time at the #Shawdogpar...
10/27/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out and the generous businesses who helped us have a howling good time at the #Shawdogpark Howl-o-Ween costume contest and raffle! As a community-run park, your support helps us make sure the park is a safe and enjoyable space for people and their pets from all over the DC area. Please make sure to visit www.shawdogs.org to learn about this year’s raffle donations. Winners for the costume contest included:

* Best Large Dog – Apollo as “Peaky Blinders”
* Best Small Dog – Sophie as “Gone Fishin’”
* Best Human/Small Dog Combo – Bailey and her human as a “Spider and Her Web”
* Best Human/Large Dog Combo – Apollo and his humans AGAIN for “Peaky Blinders”

#shawdc #dcdogs #dcdogmoms #dcsingledogparents #wethedogsdc #shawdogsrule @ Shaw Dog Park

Are you ready for the #Shawdogpark Howl-o-Ween raffle tomorrow 11-1? We have lots of great donations lined up from gener...
10/25/2019

Are you ready for the #Shawdogpark Howl-o-Ween raffle tomorrow 11-1? We have lots of great donations lined up from generous area businesses! The weather is looking dry and perfect to help support the park and show off your dog’s Halloween costume! #shawdogsrule #dcdogs

Does it feel like you’ve been waiting fur-ever for a great community raffle supporting a good cause? Join us at the #sha...
10/22/2019

Does it feel like you’ve been waiting fur-ever for a great community raffle supporting a good cause? Join us at the #shawdogpark Howl-o-Ween party this Saturday, Oct. 26, 11-1. We’ll have prizes donated by #shawdc and #LoganCircle businesses. See you Saturday and stay tuned for more information! #shawdogsrule #dcdogs #dcdogmoms @dcdogmoms @dcsingledogparents

Planning the perfect costume for you and your pup? Make sure to join us Oct. 26 for the #Shawdogpark Howl-o-Ween party, ...
10/18/2019

Planning the perfect costume for you and your pup? Make sure to join us Oct. 26 for the #Shawdogpark Howl-o-Ween party, costume contest and raffle from 11-1! #shawdogsrule #dcdogs

Want to help support the community-run Shaw Dog Park? There are lots of opportunities coming up! ☑️ Tuesday, Oct 15, 7-9...
10/14/2019

Want to help support the community-run Shaw Dog Park? There are lots of opportunities coming up!

☑️ Tuesday, Oct 15, 7-9 pm: Drag Bingo Fundraiser at Nellie’s Sports Bar. $1 from every Tito’s Vodka & Cranberry sold is donated to the park.
☑️ Saturday, Oct 19, 9-10 am: Park cleanup. Come with you dog and be ready to roll up your sleeves to help us keep the park an enjoyable and safe space for everyone.
☑️ Saturday, Oct 26, 11 am-1pm: Howl-o-Ween party, fundraiser raffle and costume contest (rain date Oct 27). Come join the fun and help us raise money that goes toward park maintenance and improvements.

See you soon!

We love volunteers! Today a team of volunteers from IBM helped to clean up the park and got to play with some dogs along...
08/16/2019

We love volunteers! Today a team of volunteers from IBM helped to clean up the park and got to play with some dogs along the way. Thank you #IBM! As a reminder, we are a community-run park and your support helps us keep #shawdogpark a safe, fun space for pups and people. #shawdogsrule

We’ve received word of a found dog in LeDroit Park. Do you know this handsome boy? Message us and please share!
06/21/2019

We’ve received word of a found dog in LeDroit Park. Do you know this handsome boy? Message us and please share!

Summer showers and storms got you down? Thanks to the Deloitte team who volunteered earlier this month for the park, we ...
06/21/2019

Summer showers and storms got you down? Thanks to the Deloitte team who volunteered earlier this month for the park, we now have added gravel to help reduce park flooding. They also added paint stains to the tree boxes to help preserve the wood! Every step from volunteers like Deloitte and you help to keep the Shaw Dog Park a safe and enjoyable space for the whole community. Stay tuned for more opportunities to volunteer and help keep the park clean! #shawdogpark #shawdogsrule @ Shaw Dog Park

Join us in thanking @Deloitte for their hard work today resurfacing the park, staining the tree boxes and pulling weeds!...
06/08/2019

Join us in thanking @Deloitte for their hard work today resurfacing the park, staining the tree boxes and pulling weeds! The community-run Shaw Dog Park appreciates your hard work! #deloitteimpactday #shawdogpark #shawdogsrule

**Please note**: The Shaw Dog Park's large dog section will be closed this Friday, June 7, from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. We ar...
06/03/2019

**Please note**: The Shaw Dog Park's large dog section will be closed this Friday, June 7, from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are excited to share that this is because volunteers from Deloitte will be helping with improvements to the park as part of Deloitte Impact Day! Thank you, Deloitte, for your help in maintaining this shared space and making visits to Shaw Dog Park an enjoyable experience for everybody!

All is well! Cody has been reunited with his Mom!!!! Wooohhooo!!
05/29/2019

All is well! Cody has been reunited with his Mom!!!! Wooohhooo!!

This little guy was found running loose at 15th and T St., Northwest and Susan is holding him until his owners can be fo...
05/29/2019

This little guy was found running loose at 15th and T St., Northwest and Susan is holding him until his owners can be found. Please message us if you are missing him or know him!

More info to help the community understand the facts around the Shaw debate over school changes and saving our open spac...
05/23/2019

More info to help the community understand the facts around the Shaw debate over school changes and saving our open spaces for the neighborhood.

If you are interested in learning more about the issues surrounding the Shaw school and parks, check out this article in...
05/23/2019
Opinion | D.C. Mayor Bowser is playing an old game. We beat it once. We can again.

If you are interested in learning more about the issues surrounding the Shaw school and parks, check out this article in The Washington Post - it's a Fact vs Myth sheet that explains what is truth and what is fiction in this debate over the space in Shaw!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/22/dc-mayor-bowser-is-playing-an-old-game-we-beat-it-once-we-can-again/?tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.b6bf5ffbb2e2

The mayor wants to move and expand a high school. That's a bad idea.

Hello Everyone - UPDATE ON THE FATE OF OUR PARK!Your Call to ACTION is to email City Council Members TODAY and TOMORROW ...
05/23/2019

Hello Everyone - UPDATE ON THE FATE OF OUR PARK!

Your Call to ACTION is to email City Council Members TODAY and TOMORROW and MONDAY. Tell them:

You support Banneker modernization at Banneker and Shaw Middle School at Shaw.
You support giving all the kids in our community the school they deserve not making one community win and another lose.
You support leaders who see and support all of the children in our city – especially those who do not have a voice. This fight is FOR the 1302 children in 4 elementary schools with rights to attend a Shaw middle school who are 91% minority, 39% at risk, 14% special education, and 35% English language learners.

You reject:

The Mayor’s divisive rhetoric and using our children as pawns.

This is a decision that will have ramifications on our community for GENERATIONS. Do not stand silently on the sidelines. Please email the City Council member’s listed below. We need your voices NOW!

Additional context:
We need all of your voices (and any additional local voices you can help to muster) in the next few days. Two weeks ago the City Council voted 7-6 to leave Banneker High School at Euclid and build Shaw Middle School at 925 Rhode Island Ave.

ONLY the Shaw Middle School proposal protects the Dog Park, the only non-permit athletic field, the Skate Park and the basketball courts.

On Tuesday, May 28 the council will meet for the final markup of the budget and could change their vote. The Mayor is using divisive rhetoric and blaming the Shaw neighborhood and gentrification - pitting our communities against each other. Don’t let her use our kids as pawns!

There is a win for all involved - Modernize Banneker at Banneker and build the Shaw Middle School at Shaw Jr. High School like the Mayor has promised the community.

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1673 11th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
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Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00
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Neighborhood Cleanup, Saturday 9am @ Shaw Library Saturday, October 17, join Shaw neighbors from ANC 6E01 and 6E02 for a socially distanced neighborhood clean-up. Candidates for ANC 6E01 (Michael Eichler) and 6E02 (Alex Lopez) will be on hand for an informal meet and greet before we head out into the neighborhood to pick up litter. Schedule of events: 9:00 am – Meet in front of the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library for brief intros and to receive trash bags and gloves 10:30 - 11:00am – Return to the library to drop off your full trash bags. Wear weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing and a mask (of course). Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Pitch in to help beautify Central Shaw, meet your neighbors, and learn about local candidates running for ANC. RSVP for the cleanup here: bit.ly/shawcleanup. Best regards, Alex Lopez Candidate for ANC 6E02 AlexLopez6E02.com
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Please keep a look out for our lost rescue dog Teddy. On July 7th at 11:30pm lost dog at Nationals Park, SE. Last seen running by the Harris Teeter on M Street SE. We moved from Shaw, so we thought he might find his way back to his old neighborhood. 55lb lab retriever mix, brown/red with some black striping, green eyes. Black collar, green leash. Friendly, but very scared (please do not chase). Please call or text Mark 214-240-4389 or Mai Lan 571-355-2995.
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