A Guide to Raleigh Dog Parks

By Kristen Roy November 4, 2023

Guide to Local Dog Parks in Raleigh NC

Let’s get Started with these City of Raleigh Dog Parks!

Oakwood Park

910 Brookside Drive

Raleigh, NC 27604

  • Dogs can roam free off-leash
  • Fenced areas for both large and small dogs 
  • Off-leash dog area with fenced sections for big & small breeds in a 12.7-acre park
  • Dawn to Dusk, Daily

Kiwanis Park

2525 Noble Road

Raleigh, NC 27608

  • Dawn to Dusk, Daily
  • Benches
  • Wood chips
  • Disposable waste bag dispenser

Millbrook Exchange Park

1905 Spring Forest Rd

Raleigh, NC 27615

Raleigh's oldest dog park opened in April 2003 where dogs can roam free off leash.

  • Drinking fountains for dogs and humans
  • Shade structure
  • Fenced areas for both large and small dogs
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Wood chip base
  • Agility equipment
  • Lights are provided at night
  • 7am to 10pm Daily

Carolina Pines Park

2305 Lake Wheeler Rd

Raleigh, NC 27603

  • Dogs can roam free off leash
  • Free to the public
  • Water available from faucets and buckets for dogs to drink from
  • Fenced areas for both large and small dogs
  • Wood chip base
  • Lights are provided at night
  • Dawn to Dusk, Daily

Jaycee Park

2405 Wade Ave

Raleigh, NC 27607

  • The dog run is located just south of the parking area on Wade Avenue, close to the playground and tennis courts.
  • There is an accessible sidewalk connecting the dog run from the parking lot on Wade Avenue.
  • Ample parking is provided on both sides of the dog run.
  • The dog run includes benches, trash cans, and a dog waste station.
  • Dawn to Dusk, Daily

Dix Park Dog Park

801 Biggs Drive,

Raleigh, NC 27603

Dog Park Relocation - Coming Spring 2022-Dix Park Plaza & Play

  • Dogs are required to be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park.
  • Be sure to bring a water bottle for yourself and your furry friends, too.
  • Port-a-johns are available. 
  • Weekday parking is available in the gravel lot along Palmer Drive.
  • North Carolina DHHS administrative headquarters are located on park grounds. Please be respectful of the employees at work and avoid buildings and employee parking areas during business hours.
  • Wednesday mornings the dog park is closed while our Parks crew is mowing.
  • Routine closures for maintenance and grass rest periods are needed to keep the field and fencing in good shape. Notices are posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Please be aware that races and other weekend events at Dix Park require short-term road closures around the dog park area. Visit the City of Raleigh Special Events Calendar for details and dates of races that might impact the access in and around this area.
  • Dawn to Dusk, Daily

Rules for Raleigh Public Dog Parks

More information can be found here City of Raleigh Dog Parks

All dogs must:

  • Be leashed entering and leaving the dog park
  • Be healthy and fully vaccinated
  • Get exercise and have fun!

All humans must:

  • Clean up after their own pet(s)
  • Stop dogs from digging and fill any holes
  • Remove choke, prong, pinch or spike collars
  • Not exceed three dogs in the park at one time
  • Never offer any food or toys of any kind
  • Closely supervise any children under the age of 12

Following dogs are not allowed in the park:

  • Aggressive or uncontrollable dogs. Call Animal Control (919) 831-6311, if needed
  • Female dogs in season
  • Puppies younger than four months


Here are some other dog parks to check out!

North Hills Dog park 

100 Saint Albans Drive, 

Raleigh, NC 27609

The North Hills Dog Park is located in the Park District at North Hills. The 9,500-square-foot dog park is an off-leash dog park and open to the public.

West Street Dog 

400 W. North Street, 

Raleigh NC 27603

Check out this new local business, It looks really fun and I am planning a trip over there this month so watch for an update!

West Street Dog

The unique concept integrates an indoor off-leash dog park with a bar. If you are 21 and up come with or without a dog and enjoy the experience. We also offer overnight boarding for dogs and cats.

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