NOTICE: Until further notice, the water fountains remain off per COVID-19 regulations set forth by the Berkeley County Health Department. Please bring bottled water for your dog while you visit the dog park. The restroom facility located on the new playground side of the park has reopened. The restroom near the park pavilion is not open unless the pavilion is rented.
Registrations can be done in-person only at our Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center administrative office.
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 key FOB 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.
**Note: All dogs must be six month of age or older at the time of registration. When registering, be sure to have your form, shot records (current on rabies vaccine) and county dog tag receipt (or physical tags) for current tax year. Unfortunately, we cannot register your four-legged friend(s) without these documents.