Green Dog Program

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 Brochure (PDF)

Green Dog Brochure

Green Dog Park Map (PDF)

Green Dog Map


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.

Green Dog Program Annual Fees

Type of PermitFee
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

Type of PermitFee Per Dog
2-Day Permit$5
1 Week Permit$10

Closure Information

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.

How to Report Violations

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.

Contact Information

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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