I haven’t spent a ton of time at Halifax Common in recent years, but for three months in summer 2010, I lived nearby and this was our go-to spot. It’s a super convenient play area, and there are always lots of dogs around if you’re looking for a playmate. It’s not technically off-leash and there are no fenced-in areas. But this is one of those places that has built up such a loyal group of users, I don’t think anyone could reasonably complain about its use as a quasi-dog park.
You can read more about Halifax Common in my blog post.
How to Get There
It’s no secret: Halifax Common is the big green space in between Robie, Cogswell and Cunard. There is on-street parking, but you’ll have a hard time finding a spot to park (and play) during summer evenings when the ball fields are being used.