NOTICE: Please maintain the social distancing requirements that have been put into in place. While not mandatory, we do recommend wearing masks and gloves (please dispose of gloves responsibly) if social distancing cannot be achieved. We ask that you bring hand sanitizing wipes or spray to use on the gates as you enter and exit. We are unable to turn on the water fountains at this time so we recommend that you bring bottled water for you and your pet. The restroom facility located on the new playground side of the park will reopen on June 16th.
Our office has reopened for normal business hours so we are able to accept registrations for new and renewing memberships.
LIGHTING: The dog park opens at dawn throughout the year. There are lights installed to allow for use (dog park only). In the summer, the lights are on until 11PM and in the winter, the lights are on until 9PM. Once the lights are off, the dog park is closed until the next morning.
The Wurzburg Dog Park is located in Martinsburg at Ambrose Park (behind the Foxcroft Towne Center in Martinsburg off Mall Ave, Wall St. & Porter Ave). It was the generosity of Miss Gretchen Wurzburg, local resident and business woman, that made this facility possible. When she passed away in 2008 she named her nephew, Travis A. Hill, Jr. and his wife, Scarlett James Hill to be the advisers of the Wurzburg/Hill Family Fund with the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. Because of Miss Wurzburg’s love of dogs, Travis and Scarlett recommended spending a portion of the Wurzburg/Hill Family Fund to build a dog park in Berkeley County.
This facility is the first of its kind in Berkeley County and is a beautiful and popular spot for many of our local and neighboring residents and their canine friends! We now have over 200 members a year that bring their dogs out to the park since it opened in November 2014. There are two fenced-in sections, one for large dogs over 30 lbs. and one is for small dogs up to 30 lbs. We have installed additional lighting for night time users and there is a numeric pad system for our members to enter the dog areas. We are working to acquire funding for additional equipment and improvements to benefit both the dogs and their owners.