Green Dog Program

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.

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Green Dog Brochure

Green Dog Park Map

Green Dog Park 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 Permit Fee
Resident Fee per Dog
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 Permit
Fee Per Dog
2-Day Permit
1 Week Permit

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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