Popular Charlotte dog parks for you and your furry friends

Due to COVID-19, we have been spending a lot of time indoors - pets included. However, just like us, our pets need to stretch out their legs and socialize every once in a while.  and if you are relocaintg wirthin the city or to the area, it is important to consider your pets' bneeds and where the local dog parks are.

Thankfully, Charlotte offers many options for pets and their owners to spend time outdoors in a safe manner. Along with beautiful greenways and parks across the city, Charlotte has several parks for dogs of all breeds and sizes to run around and play with other pets.


Whether you are a pet-owner or just a dog-lover in general, below is a list of a few dog parks you should visit with your furry friend.

1. Barkingham Park

2900 Rocky River Road

Barkingham Park is located within Reedy Creek Park, and has several acres of land for dogs to roam off-leash within the enclosed space. About half of the dog park is shaded and half is open fields, which makes this park great for every season.


2. Davie Dog Park

4635 Pineville-Matthews Road

Located at

William R. Davie District Park, Davie Dog Park has two fenced-in areas, one for small dogs and one for larger dogs. Within the enclosures are several benches and tables so you can relax while your pup runs free.


3. Frazier Park

208 S Sycamore St.

Located off I-77 near West Trade, Frazier Park is a smaller dog park with sections for small dogs and larger dogs. As a note for families, children under the age of twelve are not allowed inside the dog park for safety precautions.


4. Ray's Fetching Meadow

8711 Monroe Road

Ray’s Fetching Meadow is a small fenced-in area located at McAlpine Creek Community Park. Since it is a smaller area, it is great for dogs of all sizes to socialize. Ray’s Fetching Meadow is a great park to visit during the cooler seasons, as there are not as many shaded areas within the fenced-in space.


5. Swaney Pointe K-9 Park

18441 Nantz Road

Located at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius, Swaney Pointe K-9 Park has several acres of land for dogs to wander off-leash, and it is just a few miles from the city. There also are two separate areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs.

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