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555 N Eastern Blvd
Fayetteville, NC, US 28302
910-433-1547
Riverside Dog Park Overview
Hours: dawn to dusk
Cost:
Riverside Dog Park offers two fenced areas for dogs. Water and poop bags are available.
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Riverside Dog Park in Fayetteville, NC, US has an average rating of 4.4 based on 17 member reviews.
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I'm loving it
Beverly in Peoria IL Now Fayetteville NC
I have taken my dogs to this park many times The oldest (16 years) is getting too old to ruff house ;because of her Heart mummer and arthritis She is just 25 pounds so I am going to try to take her to the smaller dog portion My youngest (15 months) loves it. I took her on Mothers Day and there was a dog there that was rather mean to her He kept knocking her down and jumping on her Her yelping told me he was hurting her I couldnt get her owner to control his dog so I just packed up and left. not worth my dog getting hurt That has never happened before I love taking her to the park and watching her play with the other dogs And when she realizes where we are going she gets all excited and about pulls me through the gate in such a hurry I love it and so does she
 
GREAT Park!
Allison in Michigan
My dogs, Husband, and I love this park! there is so much room for them to roam and play, and benches for you to relax on or read a book. I am kind of glad young kids are not allowed, I dont want to worry about my big dog knocking someone kid down and the parents going all nuts.. its a dog park not a playground lol. We also really enjoy the paved trail, it has some really beautiful views and the trail is very long (good exercise)
 
Great, but kids under 12 not allowed =(
D in Harnett County
We drove a long way to get there with two large dogs, then the sign said children under 12 not allowed.
 
Great Place
Sandy in Michigan
The city got it right. A great place for dogs. I have found great dog people using it.
 
loved it
LIL Man in Fayetteville, Nc
Today was ourt first visit, and I'm sure not our last...
 
Someone else's big backyard
Marlen in Fayetteville, Nc
This place is located at the end of a dead end street (across the street from the Botanical Garden). It has plenty of seats and shade so you can let your dog roam without a leash is this huge fenched area, one for small dogs and a bigger area for large dogs. They have water and poop bags. It was clean and not crowded on Saturday 11am when we went.
 
Someone else's big backyard
Marlen in Fayetteville, Nc
This place is located at the end of a dead end street (across the street from the Botanical Garden). It has plenty of seats and shade so you can let your dog roam without a leash is this huge fenched area, one for small dogs and a bigger area for large dogs. They have water and poop bags. It was clean and not crowded on Saturday 11am when we went.
 
Someone else's big backyard
Marlen in Fayetteville, Nc
This place is located at the end of a dead end street (across the street from the Botanical Garden). It has plenty of seats and shade so you can let your dog roam without a leash is this huge fenched area, one for small dogs and a bigger area for large dogs. They have water and poop bags. It was clean and not crowded on Saturday 11am when we went.
 
let the dogs play!
JAMIE in FAYETTEVILLE
My dogs and I go to the park about 6 days a week. We have met some really good people and dogs. The dog walk by the river is being worked on to be more inviting. It won`t be long that will be the trail that meets up with downtown. It does take a few trips for most dogs to become 100 % comfortable with such a new experience. But so worth it to keep coming back.
 
Great Park
Gayle in Fayetteville
We just made our first visit to the dog park and thought it was a wonderful facility. Water for dogs was provided with buckets and dishes to fill and I loved to water spray to either cool or wash your dog when he's done having fun. Separate runs for large and small dogs, double gated to help prevent escapes! And I loved that there were benches for the humans to use while their dogs play.
 
Abundant of Space
Anne in Fayetteville, NC
I have a highly active shepard mix, and the Fayetteville dog park provides him with a wide open space to run out his energy without shortly being stopped by a fence. This park is very well maintained, complete with dog toys and water bowls. There was even a kiddy pool out for the larger dogs the last time we were there. All in all, the best place for your pooch in Fayetteville!
 
Dog Owner
Diane Wood in Linden, NC
This facility is well maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. There are 4 large chain link areas (2 for small dogs/2 for large dogs). We have 2 standard poodles that enjoy the park regularly. There is plenty of shade with large oaks and park benches for humans. The dogs have fresh water and a shower. There are usually toys and balls around the area. Doggie bags are provided with ample trash cans. We have always found the facility neat, clean and well groomed. The dogs LOVE it!
 
needs water attraction
chris in Fayetteville
Unfortunately my dog was hurt on Jan 27 2014' 3 bites wounds needed minor surgery. Deep into tissue and muscle. No blame little scufffle. Point is this. Always take to the vet, fur was hiding real damage part of is his skin will remain dead and NOT recover. Again no blame just advice. I was surprised by injuries as not ATTACKED ! Unfortunate incident. Still love the park, dogs, and people.
 
Great Park with a Couple Cons
Stacey in Fayetteville, NC
I have two 80lb dogs that enjoyed this parkk very much. The large dog area is huge, and has good grass. Near entrance is patchy grass but there is a sawdusty type of filler/sod laid down so it's not a mudpit when it rains. Water source is great, poo bags are located at a dispenser on the trash can. There was minimal poo there leftover from other dogs when we arrived. A paved trail was next to the park and went back in the woods - great for walking the dogs or even riding bikes. Negative: The park is located near a transformer stations and wastewater treatment plant. The air was a little smelly along the trail next to the park, and signs of wastewater overflow were evident along the manhole accesses to the incoming wasterwater lines to the plant. There was a heavy storm/rain the day before I came to the park, so I feel I can assume that perhaps the access points to the lines overflow during excessive rainstorms. Don't let your pooch drink from any puddles along the trail and consider NOT straying from the paved trail to avoid unnecessary contamination. Also, near the transformer station which is located directly beside the dog park parking lot, cell phone reception is patchy at best. I have an "EMF" (electromagnetic field) sensor and the reading near the station in the parking lot was about 5.0. A normal safe zone reading for EMF is 0.00 to 2.00. Inside the dog parks, the EMF levels went down considerably within the normal safe levels. I will definitely return to this park. Personally, I will probably NOT come the day after a bad storm. Also, I will minimize my time spent in the parking lot to avoid being exposed to the high EMF levels. The park is fabulous enough that the cons (high parking lot EMF and occasional wasterwater overflow on along trail) are not bad enough to keep me away. I will deal. :)
 
Good park, bad location
Carleton in Fayetteville
The last time I visited this park it was not such a pleasant experience. Our dog is a bit skittish of loud noises, especially the Fayetteville PD firing range. It's fine when no one is firing, but the moment they start the park is no longer fun, tail between the legs, running for the gate. I know this is just one dog and one persons issue but it would be nice to find out if they are firing, before driving all the way out to the park.
 
My dog got attacked here.
Elizabeth Carpenter in Georgetown, Maine
There was a large roving group of dogs, and one white one ran up to our English setter, and bit her, not breaking the skin. The owner was obviously a local, and offered only a cursory apology. It is a big space, but I will not be going back. The dogs are kind of wild.
 
Dangerous
Megan in Va beach
This past weekend a woman's dog was attacked and killed by another dog. Unprovoked, just an aggressive dog. The woman did nothing about it and skipped out on meeting the family at the emergency vet. WIll not be bringîng my dogs back.
 
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