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The project logo Dorothea Dix Dog Park Engagement

The project logo Dorothea Dix Dog Park Engagement

Thank you for sharing your feedback to help us plan off-leash dog parks in the future of Dorothea Dix Park

During the Master Planning process for Dix Park we heard again and again how important dog parks were to the community… and we listened!  Our temporary dog park at the former athletic field has been a huge success, but as we look toward construction of the Gateway Plaza and Play which will occur in the same area, it’s time to identify the next great Dix Park Dog Park.

Raleigh Parks staff is working diligently to identify a relocation space for the temporary dog park, and we wanted to hear from dog owners what you care about when it comes to off-leash areas. 

Thank you for being a part of the conversation so together we can continue to create great dog park spaces as Dix Park evolves!

Where do you live? Move the circle to show the general area by dragging the map.
In which type of housing do you currently live?
House with a yard
62%
Apartment/condo without a community dog park
16%
Apartment/condo with a community dog park
12%
House without a yard
9%
Other (Please describe)
1%
Closed to responses | 1,138 Responses
Which of the following statements is most true of you?
Dog parks are most important, but I use other park services too
35%
I use dog parks and other services about equally
24%
Other park services are most important, but I also use dog parks
17%
Dog parks are the only reason I visit City of Raleigh parks
14%
I primarily use other park services, and rarely or never visit dog parks
10%
Closed to responses | 1,127 Responses
There are many different types of dog parks. Which of these would you be most interested in? (Select all that apply)
Larger (1-3 acres) permanent dog parks
86%
Designated "off-leash areas" in parks during specific days/times
37%
Smaller (< 1 acre) permanent dog parks
27%
Temporary "pop-up" dog parks at different locations around the city
21%
Other (Please describe)
3%
Closed to responses | 1,054 Responses
When are you most likely to visit a dog park? (Select all that apply)
Weekend
83%
Weekday evening
55%
Weekday afternoon
23%
Weekday morning
18%
Closed to responses | 1,042 Responses
Choose three (3) of the most important services or design features to a successful dog park:
Cleanliness/Maintenance
75%
Shaded Areas
56%
Water Fountains for Dogs
54%
Size
48%
Separate Small Dog Area
26%
Parking
21%
Seating
15%
Lighting
12%
Amenities (obstacle courses, etc.)
10%
Restrooms
9%
Other (Please specify service or feature)
7%
Closed to responses | 1,084 Responses

Thank you for sharing your feedback!

 

Find a Dog Park

 

City of Raleigh Dog Park Study

In 2018, City staff met more than 4,000 people (and their pups!) at dog park events throughout the summer and 1,500 people shared ideas and opinions in the community survey. This feedback along with spatial data analysis and a review of nationwide trends in dog park planning, is informing the long-range plan that will guide the development of dog parks in Raleigh for years to come.

Please visit the Dog Park Study public input page to view the final document approved by City Council in 2019 and add your comments. A summary of the Dog Park Study below highlights key findings from the 2018 outreach and research.