Stafford Marks the Groundbreaking for the Mountain View Dog Park

Stafford County invites all interested dogs and their humans to help “mark” the Mountain View Dog Park groundbreaking. The groundbreaking takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The two-acre dog park in the Rock Hill District is located at 2125 Mountain View Road, south of Margaret Brent Elementary School. There will be special guests from the Animal Shelter, speakers and treats.

Attendees are asked to bring items to donate to the Stafford County Animal Shelter. The shelter has had unusually large numbers of animals in the last few months and needs to replenish supplies. Their top 10 needs are listed below:

  1. Mendota Pet Slip Leash – Collar and leash combo
  2. Reversible Cat Scratchers
  3. Frontline Plus – For dogs and cats
  4. Pill Pockets
  5. Inflatable Dog Cone Collars
  6. Wet food for cats
  7. Wet food for dogs
  8. Skybreeze Multi-purpose Cleaner
  9. Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers
  10. Volunteers

For more details and other needs of the shelter, visit

The Mountain View Park is a project in Stafford’s Comprehensive Plan, and the dog park segment is set to open in the summer of 2024. The park serves the northern end of the county, but everyone is welcome. Please visit  for more information.