Athletic Field at Dix Park
Programs + Events

Pop-PupAlooza Dog Park

Join the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and Dix Park staff at the second Pop-PupAlooza, a pop-up dog park at Dix Park! During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at our specially crafted dog park. There will be plenty of fun for dogs and their owners!  The dog park features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area, too!

For the humans, Kono Pizza, Locopops and Neuse River Brewing Company will be at the park making sure you stay fed and hydrated while you play with your best friend. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and anything else you need to keep yourself and your pooch cool and comfortable! There will be fun raffles for pet (and human) prizes every 1/2 hour! Pet-themed vendors will be at the park too, so you can purchase a new toy for your pup, learn about dog health & safety, adoption, and more! Vendors include:

  • 4 Paws Pet Sitting
  • Binky and Bell
  • Sit Means Sit
  • Good Boy Dog Treats
  • Shiloh Animal Hospital
  • Unleashed
  • Waggin Tails
  • Bone Appetit Bakery
  • Jord Hund – Homemade Dog Accessories
  • The Wild Society
  • Unleashed at City Market
  • Good Grace’s Dog Treats
  • Redd Waggin
  • Bumble and Hound
  • Twilight Meadows Mobile Vet
  • Pupcakes
  • Cause for Paws Pet Adoption
  • SPCA of Wake County
  • Wags Happy Dogs
  • Hope Animal Rescue
  • Second Chance Pet Adoptions
  • Camp Bow Wow

Event Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Please register if you plan to attend this event. Having a count of how many people to expect helps us plan and we can contact you in the event of inclement weather.

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NOTE: This is a permitted special event at Dix Park. Unless you and your dog are within the pop-up dog park on the day the pop-up dog park is available, all pets MUST be leashed when at Dix Park or any other City of Raleigh park. 


Location: Athletic Field at Dix Park, 801 Biggs Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Click Here for Downloadable Map + Directions

Know Before You Go:

Directions + Parking:
From Lake Wheeler - Turn onto Goode Street. Turn right onto Biggs Drive. Parking is available on Whiteside Drive.
From Western Boulevard, turn onto S. Boylan Avenue. Turn left onto Umstead Drive. Parking is available all around Harvey Hill on Middleton Drive, Picot Drive and Palmer Drive.

Food + Restrooms: Food trucks will be on-site from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. The only restrooms on site are port-a-johns. 

Weather:  If we need to postpone due to inclement weather, we will post on our Facebook page and on the page.