Hollywood Cemetery Guard Dog

At the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia there is a special iron cast Newfoundland statue.

It guards over a the grave site of 3 year old Elizabeth Rees who died from scarlet fever in the 1860s.

How the newfi came to guard this young girl is still a bit of a mystery.  But, we sure do think this is a beautiful sentiment and sight.


Barker Field Dog Park

  • 6 or so picnic tables some with covers
  • a few benches
  • lots of doggy bags, trash can located at entrance.
  • Two sides, one small, one all dog.
  • Doggie water fountain inside dog park.
  • Lots of Parking

Nice people.  Busy even for cold day.

2.5 out of 5 Paws

FYI: Dogs are not allowed in other parks of Barker Park only the dog park.

A Church Dog Park

In the middle of the small community of Forest Hill lies a true gem, Forest Hill Presbyterian Church.  Established in 1924, when Richmond was in need of a Presbyterian church, eight charter members began meeting in a local elementary school.  In 1946, Forest Hill Presbyterian Church relocated and still stands at the corner of Forest Hill Ave and 44th Street in Richmond, Virginia.

Although we traveled through Richmond during the week, and wasn’t able to attend Sunday service, we stopped for a walk around their small campus.  Between the beautiful building and the very touching labryinth garden, this church also decide to dedicate part of its land to the pups of the community.

Phideaux Field is a small fenced area for pups to socialize off leash.  Forest Hill Presbyterian Church build the dog park for the community to give pets a place to excise while their humans get to know each other and build a stronger community.

What an amazing little church.  

With such strong community values this church deserves around of barks!  Thank you for caring for the pet lovers in your community!

If you live in or around Richmond, Virginia; we encourage you to check out Forest Hill Presbyterian Church!



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Dorey Dog Park

Located at the end of the park road across from the lake.  2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231

Two areas: one small one large

Agility in both areas

Water available inside park

One doggie waste station inside park

A picnic table and a few benches

A few trees inside park, also trees line the back and side of the park-sure there is adequate shade during the summer.

Does seem to get a bit muddy during the rainy season.

3 out 5 Paws

*nice agility equitment=enrichment for the pups*