Thank you for being part of the 2018 Raleigh Dog Park Study!


We met over 4000 people (and their pups!) at our dog park events throughout the summer.


1500 of you shared your ideas & opinions in our community survey.


Now we have incorporated your ideas into a long-range plan that will guide the development of dog parks in Raleigh for years to come.

City of Raleigh Poll:
Check out the draft Dog Park Study, then leave a comment here to tell us what you think!

The draft Dog Park Study will be going to the

Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board

for approval and will be open for public forum.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:00 pm

Council Chambers

Raleigh Municipal Building

222 W. Hargett St.

Raleigh, NC 27601

City of Raleigh Poll:
Key Issue #1: Dog Park Access
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Key Issue #2: Dog Park Policy
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Key Issue #3: Dog Park Design
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Key Issue #4: Dog Parks Downtown
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Key Issue #5: Dog Park Stewardship

Volunteer groups and private donations (no matter how small!) are crucial to Raleigh’s ability to maintain well-functioning dog parks. We rely on volunteers to help enforce rules, report incidents, stock bag dispensers, maintain & spread mulch, and take on many other essential tasks that keep our dog parks clean and safe. In some cases, a dedicated group (such as the Friends of Millbrook Dog Park) has formally organized and entered into an Adopt-a-Park agreement with the City of Raleigh. Alternatively, sponsorships are a great way for a business or organization to give back to the community and build social capital.

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If you are interested in supporting your local dog park, please provide your contact information here:

People like you are what make Raleigh such an awesome place!

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Upcoming Events:


Pop-Pupalooza at Dix Park

November, 2018

(Exact Date TBD)

2018 Raleigh Dog Park Study


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 above!