Got a furry friend who's always up for adventures? The apartments for rent at NEMA Boston are close to a number of the city’s dog-friendly parks — and that’s guaranteed to keep tails wagging! Let's go for walkies around four of the best.

East 1st Dog Park | 768-764 East 1st Street

It's a mere six-minute drive from your Seaport apartment to East 1st Dog Park, which features a fenced-in lawn and a scattering of play equipment for your four-legged bestie. For a pre- or post-playtime stroll, Medal of Honor Park is nearby, as is the picturesque waterside walk overlooking Pleasure Bay.

Peter's Park Dog Park | 1205 Washington Street

Nine minutes in the car gets you and your pooch to Peter's Park Dog Park, described as "one of Boston’s safest, cleanest, and most beautiful off-leash spaces for dogs." Since opening in 2007, the park has invited dogs to cut loose and enjoy its 13,000 square feet. (If you have a smaller canine you'd rather keep away from the bigger ones, there's a dedicated space for them.) The gravelly park is studded with huge chunks of natural rock, which your pet will undoubtedly find a variety of uses for. Cleaning and maintenance is carried out weekly, making the park a really pleasant place to visit.

South Boston Bark Park | 1280 Columbia Road

South Boston Bark Park is a safe, clean, and welcoming place for your pooch pals to blow off steam. They'll have a whale of a time tearing around, running through tunnels, chasing balls, and rubbing paws with Boston's coterie of collies, labs, beagles, terriers, and the like. (Check out some of the locals on Instagram.) Scott Helman from the Boston Globe couldn't praise the Bark Park enough, saying: "With a breeze coming off the ocean and a blue sky overhead, I thought to myself, these dogs could have it far worse." It's a 10-minute car trip from NEMA's Seaport Boston apartment building.

RUFF North End Dog Park | 135 Prince Street

RUFF, in case you were wondering, stands for “Responsible Urbanites For Fido.” These dog-loving volunteers make it their business to "promote responsible dog ownership, dog education, and outreach within their community." Their North End Dog Park — again, just a 10-minute drive from NEMA Boston — is a particularly well-maintained space for dogs to get their jollies; they’ll find fake grass, tunnels, ramps, and stepping stones, all in the shade of mature trees. Watch out for special events, like caricature sketch artist days, and festive photo shoots with Santa!


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