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Dog owners represent a large (and growing!) segment of the community. And while regular leash walks provide a level of exercise that promotes good dog health, access to open space for off-leash play and socialization is equally important. The Durham Dog Parks are multifunctional facilities designed to offer a safe and controlled environment for dogs and their owners.
Construction of Permeable Pavement in Piney Wood Park
All dogs must be registered with DPR annually. To ensure that we provide a healthy environment for all participants, we have adopted the vaccination requirements recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association. All dogs are required to have the following vaccinations before being issued a dog park tag: Rabies (1 or 3 year), Distemper/Parvo (1 or 3 year), Bordetella (1 year), and a negative Fecal Exam (1 year).
Dog Park tags are valid for one year. Effective July 1, 2013 tags will be valid January 1 – December 31. To transition over to the calendar year, tags purchased after July 1, 2013 will expire on December 31, 2014. Tags can be purchased anytime throughout the year, but the fees are not pro-rated.
City Residents with Play More Card: $15
City Residents without Play More Card: $17
Non-City Residents with Play More Card: $20
Non-City Residents without Play More Card: $22
Multiple Dog Discount: $2 off fee for second (and each additional) dog
How to register:
2. Email your dog’s vaccination records.
3. If you’re a new member, sign the waiver and email it.
For assistance, or to obtain a Log-in ID and PIN number, call (919) 560-4355. When registering online, you do not need to fill out an application. However, you will need to email your dog’s vaccination records and the waiver (if applicable).
Registration can also be done in person at 400 Cleveland St., Durham, NC 27701, or sent by mail to:
Durham Parks and Recreation
Attn: Dog Parks
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
When registering by mail, send the application, your dog’s vaccination records and payment by check made out to City of Durham.
Pineywood Park is located at 400 E. Woodcroft Pkwy. The park consists of more than three acres of land.
The four enclosed areas are:
Small dog area: For dogs 15 inches and smaller, 30 pounds and under.
Large dog area: For dogs 15 inches and taller, 30 pounds and over.
Program area: This area is open to all, but also can be used for special playgroups or an organized activity.
Entrance area: A smaller version of the program area where a dog(s) can be taken if they need a ‘time out’ or one on one time is needed with him/her. This area is open to all.
Waste bag dispenser
Northgate Park is located at 300 W. Club Blvd. The Dog Park is located on the north side of the Park, off of Lavender Ave. (the old Jaycee ball field)
Two enclosed areas:
"Big Dog Field": The original ball field: Fenced in area for big dogs 15 inches and taller, 30 pounds and over
"PUP Pen": A fenced in area specifically for small dogs, 15 inches and smaller, 30 pounds and under
Waste bag dispenser
Downtown Durham Dog Park
A "paw-ket" park located at the corner of Roxboro and Elliott streets.
Separate areas for small and large dogs
Waste Bag Dispenser
*Please note, this park is maintained by the local neighborhood.