Just a short walk from Charlestown, North End or Downtown Boston; Paul Revere Park is an incredibly beautiful place to take your dog for playtime without having to leave Boston. It is not uncommon to find Boston dog owners socializing while their dogs play off-leash in this beautiful park under the Zakim Bridge. Paul Revere Park is a perfect example of how a community of dog owners can work together to keep park where many dogs run free in excellent condition. Granted we live close by in the Charlestown Navy Yard so I might be a little biased; but this might be one of my favorite parks for dogs in Boston.
How To Get To Paul Revere Park
Paul Revere Park is located next to the Charles River Locks, Charlestown Bridge and beneath the gorgeous Zakim Bridge. Paul Revere is an easy walk from Charlestown, The Navy Yard, North End and Downtown Boston. When we walk from the Navy Yard to town, we often cut through the park and over the Locks which brings us next to the Boston Garden. Regardless it is easy to get to Paul Revere on foot from a number of different areas. You can easily drive and find parking to the rear of the park. Just pay attention to the tow zone signs considering the State Police Barracks are right there as well.
What This Park Is Like For Dogs
The Paul Revere Park, however, has become one of our favorite places for Moose to get a good run while I relax with a cup of coffee in an absolutely beautiful setting. Generally, you will find a bunch of other great dog owners letting there dogs play and run off-leash. The stonework surrounded by gardens is a great place to relax while keeping an eye on your dog. The views along the Charles River are beautiful and the Zakim Bridge creates a magnificent backdrop.
You Still Need To Watch Your Dog
The park is pretty well isolated from the surrounding area; however, you will need to have control of your dog as there is a pathway and two stairways that lead up to the very busy Washington Street. Also, I have not noticed poop bags so bring your own as leaving poop behind will get your head torn off by one of the regulars. The park is very well kept, I would argue it is because the regulars care and will loudly voice their opinions. Quite frankly I wish more dog parks in Boston were kept after in this same manner.