Dog Park Opens at Dix Park

April 25, 2019

People and their dogs at Dix Park's new Dog Park

Raleigh, NC – Your dog's favorite event is back with some exciting news! On Saturday, April 27 at Pop-PupAlooza dogs will be allowed off leash at Dorothea Dix park’s 4-acre pop-up dog park to run and romp to their heart's content. Pulse FM will be providing tunes and pup parents will have the opportunity to win some fun pet-themed raffle prizes throughout the afternoon. There will be plenty to enjoy for dogs and their owners including pet-centric vendors, pet adoption, food trucks and local craft beer.

Spring Pop-PupAlooza is also the kick-off party for the new Dix Park Dog Park. We heard from many community members that they desired a place to let their dogs run free while at the park, so beginning Monday, April 29, 2019 the former athletic field transforms into a temporary dog park, open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.

This facility will provide a much needed off-leash dog area for park visitors, with all other areas of Dix Park requiring dogs to be on-leash. To ensure that the field and fencing remains in good condition we will close the dog park the last week of each month for routine maintenance. Learn more about the temporary dog park at Dix Park and view the maintenance schedule through the link below.

Dix park Dog PARK


About Dorothea Dix Park
Dorothea Dix Park is the site of one of the most exciting new park projects in America. The 308-acre site blends historic architecture and rich landscapes into a unique destination in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. The effort to create Dorothea Dix Park is a public-private partnership between the City of Raleigh and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy. The City owns and operates Dorothea Dix Park. The Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to support the City in its efforts, serve as its philanthropic partner, and help ensure the creation and long-term success of Dorothea Dix Park.