Rockwood Dog Park
3401 Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236
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Friday, September 16, 2016

October 1, 2016 8am-Noon

On Saturday October 1st from 8am till noon we will be having a work day at the park. We do this about once a year to make repairs and perform maintenance at the park. If you didn't know, our park is maintained by a group of volunteers and is paid for with donations and sales of merchandise at events like Howl-a-woof which is fast approaching. Please come out and help us. We have lots of task to be performed that require varying skill levels. We may not get to everything, depends on how many volunteers we can get to show.

Repair Benches
Seal Benches
Paint Shed and Sign Posts
Install Replacement Signs
Fill in Erosion Areas
Weed Flowerbed
Organize Sheds

We will provide snacks and drinks for the volunteers. If you can come help out, please email so we can get a feel for how many people we will have. If there is a particular task you want to help with or definitely don't want to help with, please let us know.

October 22nd, 2016 11AM to 2PM

Howl-A-Woof at Ruff House Dog Park

The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park is having their 8th annual
Howl-a-woof event at Rockwood Park on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11am until 2pm. This event will feature dog costume contests, food and drink, games and much more. Win great prizes and have tons of fun! The event is for dogs and dog owners to enjoy the Halloween season.

Schedule of Events
11am – Event Opens
11:45 am – Small Breed Dog Costume Contest
12:45 pm – Large Breen Dog Costume Contest
1:30 pm – Musical Sit

Dress up your best 4-legged friend and bring him to the park. See the web site for more info, directions and photos from last year's event. This dog park is totally supported by volunteers and fundraising. All proceeds from the event will go towards association expenses in park improvements and maintenance.
For more information or to donate prizes, email

Click here for Howl-a-Woof 2015 Pictures

December 3rd, 2016
Saturday 11am until 2 pm
at Ruff House Dog Park in Rockwood Park Shelter #4 (just through the woods next to park entrance)

Come and get your pups photo taken with Santa Paws. For a $5 donation to the park, your dog can pose with Santa.
We will also have Ruff House merchandise
and refreshments on sale.

Come out and support the Dog Park.
All proceeds go to the Friends of Ruff House Dog Park Association to be used to maintain and improve the dog park.
A digital photo will be taken and posted on our website ( for you to download. The posted images are of a high enough resolution to make good quality prints. You can upload your photos to many popular sites such as,, and to have Holiday Greeting Cards made from your favourite photo. We will not be printing photos at the park.

Click here for Santa Paws 2015 Pictures


The Dog Park is always in need of help. Here are a few things we are in need of now. Please contact us if you can help out with any of these things.

  • Public Realtions - help with promoting our events with the local media.
  • Masonry - advice and help planning of a possible future park improvement
  • Landscape water architect - advice and help planning of a possible future park improvement
  • Event volunteers - help with putting on our events. No special skills required.
  • Fencing contractor
  • Board Members

Have you shot some cool video at the dog park? Post it on YouTube and email the link to the webmasterand we will link to it from our Ruff House Dog Park YouTube channel.