Dix Park Dog Park

People and off-leash dogs at the Dix Park Dog Park
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Dogs and their owners are invited to run, romp and relax at the temporary off-leash dog park now open at Dix Park. The dog park is located on the site of the former athletic field on Biggs Drive where our Pop-PupAlooza events have been held.  

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

See below for upcoming closure dates routine maintenance and other important information about visiting the Dix Park Dog Park. 


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


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.
  • Wednesday mornings the dog park is closed while our Parks crew is mowing.
  • Routine maintenance and rest periods are needed to keep the field and fencing in good shape, see schedule below.

Dates Closed for Maintenance:

  • July 29 - August 2
  • August 26 - 30
  • September 23 - 27
  • October 21 - 25
  • November 18 - 22
  • December 16 - 20


  • Weekday dog park parking is available on Palmer Drive, see map below. 
  • Please be aware that races and other weekend events at Dix Park require short-term road closures around the dog park area. For questions of concerns, contact events@dixpark.org

Rules for the Dix Park Dog Park