If you are looking for a park that allows you to bring your furry friend and
let them off leash, then read on to find out more about Mecklenburg County's Dog Parks.
Dog Parks are open from 7:30am until sunset seven days a week
Use of county dog parks is now free. As of July 1, 2008, pooch passes are no longer sold or required.
Dog Park Rules:
Dogs and owners must follow all posted dog park rules. Please remember, dogs must meet all guidelines and maintain current vaccinations (Rabies with Tag Number, DHLPP & Bordetella) to utilize the off-leash areas.
These are only some of the requirements for the dog parks. Please visit the dog park rules page on the Park and Rec website.
No children under the age of 12 are allowed in dog parks.
Have an IPhone? Download the "Dog Park Assistant" app. Visiting the Dog Park? Keep your dog safe, make sure he is having fun, and get tips to train him to listen to you better, even around the distraction of other dogs. This app is filled with video clips and photographs of dog behavior and will help teach you how to understand dog play and dog-dog interactions better.
Existing Off-Leash Areas:
> Frazier Park
, along I-77 near West Trade and Sycamore Streets. Dog park is 1.3 acres--with sections for small dogs and large dogs. This dog park has a public water supply for doggie drinks
> Swaney Pointe K-9 Park is located at Ramsey Creek Park
, 18441 Nantz Road Cornelius, NC 28078. This park is a four-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area for dogs. There are two separate fenced-in secure sections to the new dog park - one for dogs greather than20lbs (large) and another for dogs less than 20lbs (small).
> Barkingham Park is located at Reedy Creek Park
, 2900 Rocky River Road. This park is a four-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area for dogs.
> Ray's Fetching Meadow is located at McAlpine Creek Community Park
, 8711 Monroe Road. This park is a one-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area for dogs.
> Davie Dog Park is located at William R. Davie District Park
, 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road. This park is a five-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area for dogs. There are two separate fenced-in secure sections to the new dog park - one for dogs >20lbs (large) and another for dogs less than 20lbs (small).
> Shuffletown Park
, 9500 Bellhaven Blvd.
To find out more about the events that Park and Rec holds for dogs and their owners, please visit Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec website.