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smallgreendoglogo The Green Dog Program is an innovative approach to meeting our dogs' and dog owners' desire to have time off-leash, while sharing the spaces with other park users in our urban community. Brookline has 14 off-leash areas scattered across the Town, with specific off-leash hours established by the Park and Recreation Commission.
Green Dog Program off-leash hours and parks can be found in the current Green Dog Brochure or Green Dog Map by clicking on the buttons above.
The Green Dog Program is an optional recreation program and requires a fee to participate. All dogs must be wearing a current Green Dog tag to take advantage of off-leash privileges. Green Dog Program fees cover the calendar year. Green Dog tags will expire at the end of December each year and must be renewed for the following year.
Green Dog Program Annual Fees:
Resident Fee per Dog $50
Non-Resident Fee per Dog $100
Brookline Commercial Dog Walker Fee $100
Non-Brookline Commercial Dog Walker Fee $200
All dogs must be registered for the program to participate, including dogs being taken off-leash by dog walkers.
Guest Permit Fees:
Two-Day Permit Fee per Dog $5
One-Week Permit Fee per Dog $10
Click here to learn how to register for the Green Dog Program.

We have a Green Dog hotline, which you can call 24 hours a day to find out if fields are closed due to wet conditions or for other reasons. The Green Dog hotline is (617) 879-4850.

You can also click here for updated field closure information due to inclement weather or scheduled/permitted use by other groups.

The Brookline Police Department/Animal Control is responsible for enforcement of Town By-Laws and park regulations regarding dogs. To report violations, call (617) 730-2222.

Please feel free to contact the Parks & Open Space Division with any questions at (617) 879-5650 or

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