Temporary Dog Park
Planning Meetings

Yappy Hour Community Conversations

Dog Park People standing around talking

*** CANCELED ***

We will reschedule our Yappy Hours at a later date. Stay tuned...

Yappy Hour - community conversations about Dog Parks in the future of Dorothea Dix Park

Let's get together to help plan for future off-leash areas at Dix Park! The current dog park area at Dix Park was designated as temporary from the start knowing that the former athletic field location is part of a Phase 1 project area, the Gateway Plaza and Play. Our Yappy Hours offer dog owners opportunities to meet with Dix Park staff and provide feedback so we can work together to create great dog park spaces as the park evolves.

Yappy Hour Dates

  • Saturday, March 14 | CANCELED
  • Thursday, March 19 | CANCELED

While smaller in scale than our Pop PupAlooza events, we will have a couple food and beer vendors at Yappy Hour. The dog park has some seating and you are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No outside alcohol allowed.

Registration helps us plan for how many folks are attending and we can send you important event updates including inclement weather notices.


If we need to postpone or cancel due to inclement weather, we will email all registered participants through Eventbrite ( Please RSVP) and post on the Dix Park Facebook Page.


Location: Dorothea Dix Temporary Dog Park, 801 Biggs Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Parking at the Temporary Dog Park

  • Public Parking for the dog park is available in the gravel lot at 900 Palmer Drive.
  • After business hours on weekdays and on weekends, parking is available on in lots on Whiteside Drive, Middleton Drive, Picot Drive and Palmer Drive.

Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces is available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time.

Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or