Off-Leash Dog Parks in Raleigh, NC

There are 9 off-leash dog parks in Raleigh. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Raleigh.

Pet Friendly Dog Park at Carolina Pines Park
Dog Park at Carolina Pines Park Pets will love socializing off-leash at the fenced-in dog park at Carolina Pines Park in Raleigh, NC. This recreation area offers shade and drinking water to keep your pup cool while playing. Two separate spaces provide play areas for dogs of all abilities and elderly, infirm, small or shy dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Dog Park at Dorothea Dix Park
Dog Park at Dorothea Dix Park Bring Fido to play with his pet companions off-leash at the dog park at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC! This dog recreation area is located between the Big Field and Umstead Dr. The ample space is completely fenced and divided into small and large dog sections. Fido will find helpful amenities like water stations and natural shade inside. Ensure Fido is leashed while walking in the other areas of the community park. See Details
West Street Dog Enjoy a drink while your pup romps in the indoor park at West Street Dog, a dog-friendly, off-leash dog bar in Raleigh, NC. Park memberships are available. All dogs who come to play must be current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and 6-month Bordetella. Pups must be over six months of age and be spay/neutered. West Street Dog also offers boarding, dog daycare and bathing services. See Details
Oakwood Dog Park Oakwood Dog Park is a neighborhood off-leash dog park in Raleigh, NC. This recreation area is great for bringing your pup to play on a beautiful day. There are toys, plenty of fresh water buckets and friendly owners. Two fully-fenced areas provide play space for dogs of any size and for elderly, small or shy dogs. See Details
Dog Park at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park Bring Fido to the dog park at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park in Raleigh, NC, to play off-leash with his pet companions. The dog park features a fenced area for both large and small dogs, drinking fountains for dogs and humans, a wood chip base and shade. This recreation area is free to the public and is open daily. See Details
Dog Park at Millbrook Exchange Park The dog park within Millbrook Exchange Park offers three separately fenced areas for dogs of all abilities. The larger area provides play space for large or energetic pups, while the small dog area is reserved for elderly, small, or infirm pets. There is also a fenced, double-gated picnic shelter area in this Raleigh, NC, park. Fido is welcome to play off-leash in this space but must remain on a leash in the community park. See Details
Midtown Park Pet-friendly Midtown Park is a popular green space at the North Hills shopping and dining district in Raleigh, NC, where leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a picnic on the lawn. Within walking distance to a variety of shops and dining options, this gathering space also features an amphitheater where visitors can often enjoy live music and festivals. See Details
North Hills Dog Park North Hills Dog Park in Raleigh, NC welcomes Fido to enjoy some exercise and fresh air at this 9,500 square-foot fenced park. Pups can spend some time off leash exploring the mulch-covered terrain or relaxing in the shade. Amenities include benches and waste receptacles, but water isn't available on site so be sure to bring some for Fido. See Details
Dog Run at Jaycee Park Located just south of the parking area on Wade Ave, close to the playgrounds and tennis courts, is the off-leash dog run in Jaycee Park. This Raleigh, NC, recreation area features an accessible sidewalk, ample parking, benches, trash cans and a dog waste station. Fido must remain leashed when outside the run in the community park. See Details
Lake Benson Park Lake Benson Park is a dog-friendly, 64-acre recreation area in Garner, NC. This park features large open space areas, 1.8 miles of paved and unpaved trails, a dog park (with play areas for large and small dogs), two playgrounds and four picnic shelters. Dogs are welcome to join you around the other parts of the park as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Dog Park at Sugg Farm With an acre to run and play, the off-leash Dog Park at Sugg Farm in Holly Springs, NC, is a great spot for your pups to exercise and socialize. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. There is no fee to use the dog park and it's open daily. See Details
Dog Park at Hunter Street Park Fido can play off-leash with his furry friends in the dog park at Hunter Street Park in Apex, NC. This recreation area for pups requires registration to be completed before visiting. Outside of the dog park, leashed dogs are welcome on the paved walking trail. See Details
Ashley Wilder Dog Park at Knightdale Station Park Ashley Wilder Dog Park is a recreation area in Knightdale Station Park in Knightdale, NC. This dog park features separate gated areas to allow your dog off-leash so that the little dogs (under 25 lbs) and bigger dogs (over 25 lbs) can feel free to be as comfortable and happy as physically possible. No lack of wagging tails here! See Details
Smithfield Dog Park Bring Fido to blow off some steam at the Smithfield Dog Park in Smithfield, NC. This pup recreation area features separate sections for small and large dogs, waste bags, benches, and plenty of space to run and play. See Details
Flaherty Dog Park Flaherty Dog Park in Wake Forest, NC, allows dog owners to let their pets run safely and legally without a leash. The park is approximately two acres and is located adjacent to the baseball and softball fields. It features a 5' high chain link fence, paved entrance and double gated entry, grass, picnic tables, water stations and pet cleanup stations. Note the park is closed for cleaning and maintenance on weekdays between 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. See Details
East Clayton Dog Park Fido will love visiting the East Clayton Dog Park for excise and playtime in Clayton, NC. This three-acre recreation area has two enclosed spaces - one for small and one for large dogs. Rules for the dog park are listed at the entrance. Note that the water at the park gets turned off in the winter months. See Details
Dog Park at Piney Wood Park Bring Fido to play at the dog park in Piney Wood Park in Durham, NC! This recreation area features three separate enclosed areas - a small dog area, a large dog area and a program space. Amenities include water fountains, bag dispensers and benches. Fido must be registered with Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) prior to usage of the dog park. DPR requires that all dogs using the park are vaccinated for Rabies, DAPP, Bordetella and show proof of a negative parasite screening. After completion of registration dogs will be issued a dog park tag that dogs must wear when using the park. Registration can be completed by visiting See Details
Dog Park at Apex Nature Park Bring Fido to enjoy some off-leash time at the 2-acre dog park at Apex Nature Park in Apex, NC! Here, dogs can play in one of the two separate fenced-in sections for small and large dogs. This park also features pet waste stations, shade gazebos, benches and water fountains. Ensure Fido remains leashed in the community park until entering this designated off-leash area. Note that registration is required before visiting this space. See Details
Fuquay-Varina Downtown Dog Park Bring Fido to play off-leash at the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Dog Park! This recreation area, located in Fuquay-Varina, NC, features 8 acres of grassy areas, benches, waste stations, and separate space for large and small dogs. See their website for a complete list of dog park rules and regulations. See Details
Dog Park at Robert V. Godbold Park Your dog will love to run off-leash in this safe, fenced, 1-acre dog park in Robert V. Godbold Park in Cary, NC. This recreation area includes a separate area for smaller pets and an electronic gate. Note that passes are required to visit this dog park and must be purchased beforehand. The park is closed the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 AM to noon for monthly maintenance. See Details
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