Dog Park, Petting Zoo at Reston Town Center This Summer

by Karen Goff June 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm 11 Comments

 Coming soon to Reston Town Center: doggie playtime — as well as a few bunnies, lambs and other farm animals.

Reston Town Center will host special animal-focused events on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer. The animals will be fenced off in the pavilion.

Here’s what’s happening:

Dog Days of Summer, Wednesdays,  July 6-Sept. 29, 4 to 7 p.m.

Dogs and owners can frolic in the RTC Pavilion as it is transformed into an off-leash play area. There will be treats, toys, areas to cool off, pet-friendly giveaways, and more. Free. Rain or Shine.

Zoosday, Tuesdays, July 5 through Sept. 27, 4 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy an award-winning animal and miniature animal petting zoo with hands-on, educational experiences. There will be kid-friendly giveaways plus activities like Legos and Play-Doh. Free. Rain or shine.

  • John Farrell

    But will they validate parking?

    • Storm

      True. I was thinking of coming but i forgot about the “pay to play” Do you think they will? I won’t come if I have to pay to park.

    • Dog Park Lover/User

      First 4 visits are free! Paid parking starts August 1.

    • LakeNewportLady

      I was just thinking “oh this will be fun”…then I remembered the parking fees. Fail.

    • JoeInReston

      Do they accept payment in dog waste?

  • GrumpyOldMan

    How much to park your dog?

    • Mike M

      Is your dog elite? If not, don’t even bother.

      Don’t be disappointed. I often tell my dog he is not allowed in Pet Smart because he is not, . . . well . . .

      He is a good dog nonetheless. Maybe he will be eligible for events at South Lakes Shiopping Center, But RTC? That’s ELITE!

  • Ming the Merciless

    Even now Longwood Grove is preparing their injunction against dogs, fun, and freedom in Reston Town Center.

    • Dog Park Lover/User

      I can’t wait for them to argue that should be the place for the permanent dog park.

      • LakeNewportLady


  • Chuck Morningwood

    I wonder whether the Security Guards will be quite so feisty about admonishing my Pit Bull splashing in the fountain.


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