The Dog Park
Programs + Events

Yappy Hour

Join us for an afternoon of four-legged fun and the opening of the New Dog Park location in Dix Park.

We'll have food and beer vendors, music, and local pet vendors. Bring your pups, lawn chairs (if desired) and anything else you need to keep yourself and your pooch comfortable and entertained.

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: New Dog Park at Dix Park, 1800 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

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


Food + Beverage Vendors

  • Tasty Turkey-Que
  • The Naked Empanada
  • Soulbachi
  • Jam Ice Cream
  • Chillz Intergalatic Donuts
  • Harlem Distributing Beer & Wine

Directions:  From Western Boulevard, turn onto Hunt Drive. Make a right onto Umstead Drive. New Dog Park location is on left. 

Know Before You Go

  • Parking is available in all paved lots.
  • All pets MUST be leashed when at Dix Park outside of the Dog Park fence.
  • There is a water station for people and pets. 
  • Port-a-johns are available at the event site and indoor restrooms at the Chapel.

Dog Park Relocation map

COVID-19 Safety Reminders

  • Please stay home if you are sick!
  • Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.


    Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

    Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

    Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.  

    Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or