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Change is always happening! The pic on the left is where we started, on the right is where we are today!

Spotsy Dog Park is the culmination of almost a decade of volunteer work.

Read our story below.

Who We Are

In 2011, a small group of Spotsylvania dog lovers banded together with the goal of building a public dog park for Spotsylvania County. The group realized that with around 28,600 dogs in Spotsylvania County the need for a dog park was great. Fundra​ising began with the hope to obtain land in a suitable location. The dog park volunteer group approached Spotsylvania County government and proposed building a dog park in Patriot Park. However, when cost estimates exceeded $200,000, the county government’s decision was to use the money for other recreational purposes. Fortunately, the Spotsy Dog Park volunteer group was not deterred. They incorporated as a non-profit charitable group and the Spotsy Dog Park Committee was formed. The Committee, in April 2013, received a 501(c)(3) tax exemption. They began fundraising, and outreaching to dog lovers and volunteers to work together to make Spotsy Dog Park a reality.

In June 2015, Dollar General Stores generously donated 2.9 acres of beautiful land at 10801 Gordon Road, designated specifically for the construction of a public dog park. Funds on hand were used for surveying, preparing a site plan, and clearing the property. The site plan was approved in 2017 and the Virginia Department of Transportation entrance permit was obtained in April 2018. Luck Stone generously donated gravel for the dog park driveway and parking lot. SPower donated funding for the construction of the fence in March 2020. Despite unforeseen delays the fence went up in September.  

After nine years of work from innumerable volunteers and through the generosity of local businesses, Spotsy Dog Park officially opened October 10, 2020!

We’re still growing and improving our park. Come see why dogs are talking about us!

Mission And Vision

Annual Board Meeting Information

Spotsy Dog Park Board of Directors recently updated some of our bylaws. Specifically, we clarified information regarding elections for board members. The language now reads:


Elections for board members shall be held annually at the board’s October meeting. Terms of voting members are two (2) years. To ensure continuity of corporate knowledge and operations, on odd numbered years the president, secretary, and operations manager positions will be elected. On even numbered years the vice president and treasurer will be elected. Any ad hoc board positions will be elected annually. Notice of elections shall be on the corporation website,, for at least 30 days before the election. Results of the election shall also be posted on the corporate website. New board members will be seated November 1 following elections. 


As a result of this change the board will elect three new officers at the October 2 meeting. These officers are President, Secretary, and Operations Manager. New officers will be announced at our 3rd Anniversary Celebration October 15. New officers will assume positions effective November 1 current existing officers assisting in this transition. 


If you are interested in any of these positions or have other questions, please speak to any officer or email

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

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