The 2018 Dog Park Study is a comprehensive approach to address the need for dog parks throughout the City of Raleigh.


Please share your thoughts in our dog park survey!

There will be a prize drawing on August 24 and two lucky winners will be awarded a prize package full of treats, toys, and more donated by local businesses.


Winners will be randomly selected from a list of survey participants. If you have completed the survey already but did not leave your email address, please add your email address below. 

Check back here often for updates, information on new dog-friendly events, and a forum for discussion with others in the community.

City of Raleigh Poll:
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Based on citizen feedback, spatial data analysis, and a review of nationwide trends in dog park planning, we will develop a strategy to create safe and engaging park spaces for people with (and without) dogs.

This study will include analysis of the geographic distribution of dog parks throughout the city, opportunities & access in urban as well as suburban areas, & potential tools to encourage publicly accessible dog runs as part of new development.


We will also be launching a pilot program of pop-up dog parks, to test the idea of providing temporary off-leash areas to meet dog park needs where space for permanent dog parks is not available.


Share your thoughs & ideas on the message board below!


Upcoming Events:

Pups in the Park!



Pop-Pup Park

Downtown Raleigh

Nash Square

Sept 7 - 9


City of Raleigh Poll:
Tell us what you think about Raleigh's dog parks!