Off-Leash Dog Parks in North Carolina

There are few things in life a dog loves more than running off-leash with his canine comrades. No matter where you live or where you’re headed in North Carolina, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We’ll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

Pet Friendly Frazier Dog Park
Frazier Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park on Sycamore Street. See Details
Pet Friendly George Poston Dog Park
George Poston Dog Park Locals rave about this fenced off-leash dog park, which includes a 1 acre run for small dogs and separate 4.5 acre area for larger breeds. Waste bags available. See Details
Halifax County Visitor Center Dog Run Located adjacent to I-95 as you enter Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, you'll find the dog-friendly Halifax County Visitor Center Dog Run. It features both large and small runs with fresh water, friendly staff, and free treats! See Details
Wilmington Dog Park at Empie Wilmington Dog Park at Empie is the first functional off-leash dog park in Wilmington. The park is incorporated into a 2-acre site of unused land within the confines of Empie Park. The park is completely fenced in with two play areas -- one for large dogs and another dog dogs under 20 pounds. There is also water, pet waste stations, and lots of shade. Located on the corner of Independence and Park Ave, Behind Steinmart. See Details
Carolina Pines Community Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at the fenced Carolina Pines Community Dog Park in Raleigh, with shade and drinking water. Two separate areas provide play space for dogs of all abilities as well as elderly, infirm, small, or shy dogs. See Details
Mills River Dog Park Recently built dog park, smaller area for 25 lb dogs and a larger area for larger, 25 lb and over dogs. Nice grass area, area with gravel and a small sidewalk area. Fresh water is available, along with several benches. See Details
Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park Chapel Hill's Southern Dog Park is a large fenced park with trees and benches. Smaller dogs can play amongst themselves in their own area. Please note: parking along Dogwood Acres Drive is not permitted. See Details
Skiptown Skiptown is pet-friendly. A first-of-its-kind, this tech-enabled pet care facility and social bar in Charlotte’s booming South End neighborhood is great for dogs and their busy owners. Skiptown features dog daycare, overnight boarding, 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor off-leash play area, and a social bar with 25 taps, including a dog-friendly bone broth “beer.” Download the Skiptown app to get started. Skiptown is opening Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 9:00pm, Friday to Saturday from 7:30am to 9:30pm and Sunday from 7:00am to 8:00pm. See Details
Lake Benson Park Lake Benson Park is a dog-friendly, 64-acre park in Garner, NC. The park features large open space areas, 1.8 miles of paved and unpaved pet-friendly 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
Dix Park Dog Park Dix Park Dog Park is pet-friendly. Dog owners are no longer invited to let their best friends loose on the athletic field next to Biggs Drive, but on the new permanent park between the Big Field and Umstead Drive instead. This large space is completely fenced and divided into a small and a large dog section. Fido will find welcome new additions like water stations and natural shade inside. See Details
Fairbrook Optimist Dog Park Fairbrook Optimist Dog Park features a separate fenced area for large and small dogs, obstacle courses, pet stations, dog water fountains, individual covered shelters, park benches and restrooms. Shelters are available for dog owners, along with benches throughout the park to watch your dogs as they have fun. Fairbrook Optimist Dog Park is open every day of the week from 7am to sundown. See Details
Benson Dog Park Near the intersection of East Main Street and South Walton Drive, lies the Benson Dog Park. The Dog Park is roughly three acres and features clean-up bags, trash bins, and separate fenced-in play areas for large and small dogs. Dog owners who visit mention that the Park is easy to access from the highway. See Details
LeBauer Park LeBauer Park has pet enrichment activities and accommodates 30 small- to medium-sized dogs and their owners. See Details
Tuckaseege Dog Park Dogs are allowed to run and play off-leash in the fenced off dog park at Tuckaseege Park. The dog park is divided into two separate areas for small and large dogs. You can also take a scenic walk with your leashed dog on the .7 mile walking trail. The walking trail takes you past the dog park, and onto an overlook of the stormwater wetland. Tuckaseege Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. See Details
Rotary Dog Park Rotary Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Kinston, NC, with lots of room to run and play. The park features two ponds, an exercise area, and agility course in off-leash, fenced-in areas. 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 is a great spot for your pups to exercise and socialize. There is no fee to use the dog park and it's open daily. See Details
Tucker's Tap Yard Tucker's Tap Yard is an off-leash dog park and bar catering to both humans and their pups in Winston-Salem, NC. Fido will love the 12,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor space. Two-legged visitors can enjoy a bar serving wine, beer, local taps and cocktails. Dogs must be registered members prior to playtime. Tucker's Tap Yard requires proof of certain vaccinations. Dogs 12 months and older must be spayed or neutered. See Details
Azalea Park Dog Park This 155-acre park has been developed as one of Asheville's top parks. The John B. Lewis Soccer complex (4 soccer fields) is open with lots more special features to come including trails, picnic areas, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more. The Dog Park features two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Separate Parking for pet owners. There is a gazebo in the large dog area. See Details
Southwest Park Dog Park Your pet will love to roam free over the 2.5 fenced acres of this off-leash dog park, which includes separate sections for large and small dogs as well as fresh water and treats. Fees apply. Use 3403 Wall Road, Greensboro for GPS purposes. See Details
Northgate Dog Park This fenced off-leash dog park is a great place to take your pet for some exercise. Includes separate small dog area, benches, and water spigots. Dog park tag required. See Details
K-9 Corner at Beth Schmidt Park In 2006, Elon opened Alamance County's first dog park. This one acre enclosed dog park is a place to bring canine friends, unleash them in this fenced area and let them run, play, and socialize with other dogs as the owner is nearby to observe the play. There is fresh water for the dogs and poop bag stations for easy access and use so humans can assure the area stays clean. Benches, and picnic tables are provided. You do not have to reside in Elon to use the K-9 Corner. Please have your pet current on all vaccinations and socialized. You may also bring your canine friend for an on-leash walk on the one-mile trail in Beth Schmidt Park. Please remember to pick up after your pet. See Details
Hunter Street Park Hunter Street Park is a 12-acre, dog-friendly recreation area in Apex, NC. Registration is required to use the dog park area of the park. Outside of the dog park, leashed dogs are welcome on the paved walking trail. See Details
Best Friend's Dog Park The Rocky Mount Dog Park will be an off-leash area operated and maintained by the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department. Rocky Mount's Off Leash Dog Park will offer a recreation and park setting for dog lovers and dog owners to enjoy. The park will consist of nine acres divided into three fenced areas: one for small dogs and two for large dogs. The off-leash area will be open from dawn to dusk except for scheduled maintenance. See Details
Ocean Isle Beach Park Ocean Isle Beach Park is home to a pet-friendly recreation area. The whole park spans 5-acres in total it's a lovely spot for a walk with your leashed pup. The highlight is a fenced-in dog park, where you can enjoy some quality time in the sun with Fido. Located on Old Georgetown Road, this is a convenient park to bring your dog to when you're visiting. See Details