Dix Park Dog Park

People and off-leash dogs at the Dix Park Dog Park
Dix Park Logo

We heard from many community members that they desired a place to let their dogs run free while at the park, so this spring we are transforming the former Athletic Field into a temporary dog park.

 The 4-acre dog park is open to the public seven days a week and includes separate areas for  small and large dogs. 

This facility provides 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. 

Dix Park Dog Park Schedule:

  • Monday, April 29 - Park opens to the public
  • Week of May 27 - 31 - Closed to the public for maintenance 


Location: Dix Park Dog Park (former Athletic Field), 801 Biggs Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Rules for the Dix Park Dog Park

Know Before You Go:

  • Dogs are required to be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park.
  • Be sure to bring a water bottle for yourself and your furry friends, too.
  • There are no public restrooms at the park, only port-a-johns.
  • North Carolina DHHS administrative headquarters are located on park grounds. Please be respectful of the employees at work and avoid the buildings and parking areas during business hours.

Parking: Weekday dog park parking is available on Palmer Drive, see map below.