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.
Learn how to register for the Green Dog Program.
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.
|Type of Permit||Fee|
|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.
|Type of Permit||Fee Per Dog|
|1 Week Permit||$10|
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 check the calendar 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 and Open Space Division with any questions at 617-879-5650 or by email.
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