Are you looking for a place to take your dogs for some exercise and socialization? The only county-owned site in Chesterfield County is the Ruff House Dog Park located in Rockwood Park. The park offers two kennels with benches, water and close parking for you and your dog to enjoy. The Ruff House Dog Park is a partnership between The Friends of Ruff House and Chesterfield County Parks and Rec. The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park is completely made up of volunteers.


The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park is completely made up of volunteers. Volunteers keep the park clean, do repairs, purchase supplies, work events. Whatever your skills, we have a job for you. Please volunteer. We are always short handed.


The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park host three fundraising events every year. Birthday Bash happens in the spring around the birthday of the park. In October we host the Howl-a-woof costume contest. And in early December Santa comes to the park for photos at the Santa Paws event. All events are free and open to all. We sell merchandise, food, and take donations. 100% of the proceeds go towards maintaining and improving the park. We get no funding from the county.

Get information about our park. This section covers the park rules, dog park etiquette, how to volunteer, how to subscribe to the email list, and how to donate.


The county has now officially closed the park and locked the gates.


Chesterfield County Parks and Rec has decided to closed events and park features for the time being. This includes the dog park, which is now closed. Please stay safe and find other ways to entertain your dog.

© 2018 The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park

Our Park

County owned, volunteer run public dog park.