Here in Raleigh, NC we are so lucky to have such beautiful scenery and we live in such a dog-friendly town!
Did you know just how many dog parks are around the area for you to visit with your pup?
Today we want to share some of the more popular Raleigh area dog parks as well as why you and your dog should pay us a visit before you head out there!
Dog Parks in the Raleigh, NC Area
The Millbrook Exchange Dog Park – 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park – 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Oakwood Dog Park – 910 Brookside Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604
Hawthorne Bark Park – 8224 Green Lantern Street, Raleigh, NC 27613
Cary Dog Park – 2034 NC-54, Cary, NC 27513
Durham Dog Park – 304 Elliott Street Durham, NC 27703
Northgate Dog Park – 400 W Lavender Ave, Durham, NC 27704
Flaherty Dog Park – 1100 N White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Piney Wood Dog Park – 400 E Woodcroft Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713
Knightdale Station – 810 N First Ave, Knightdale, NC 27545
Apex Nature Park – 2600 Evans Road, Apex, NC 27502
Hunter Street Park – 1250 Ambergate Station, Apex, NC 27502
But Wait, Before You Head Out…
Taking your dog to the dog park is a great way to help them burn off that extra energy over the weekend as well as a great way for you to meet other dog lovers! But, keep in mind that there are a few things you need to know before you head to your local dog park.
Dog Park Tags
Some dog parks require you to purchase a dog park tag, for example, the Durham Dog Park. These tags are valid for one year and are a way for the dog parks to get funds to maintain their park. Additionally, these tags are a way for the parks to ensure that dogs are vaccinated.
While we are talking about vaccinations…
If your dog isn’t up to date on their vaccinations and preventatives, make sure that you drop by and pay us a visit! It’s important for your dog to be current on all vaccinations and preventatives because dog parks can expose your dog to a number of illnesses and diseases such as leptospirosis or fleas.
Don’t worry, these things are preventable, but you must make sure that your pup is up to date before you make your dog park date!
Be aware that not every dog at the dog park is going to be well trained or as sociable as your dog. While the dog park can be a fun day out, it’s important to always be aware of the dogs that your dog is interacting with. Keep an eye on them and look out for any signs of unfriendliness or play that is getting too rough.
If you are concerned that your dog may encounter unsociable dogs or dogs who play too rough at the dog park, we recommend coming by and joining our doggy daycare instead!
Our doggy daycare facility has a huge indoor play space and numerous outdoor play spaces where your dog can interact with other dogs who are Leesville guests! Plus, you don’t have to worry about the other dogs
Plus, you don’t have to worry about the other dogs at our facility. We make sure that all of our doggy daycare guests are up to date on medical care and that they are friendly and sociable with other dogs!