The Best Dog Parks in Charlotte, NC

We reviewed Charlotte dog parks and picked out the top 5 for you to consider for your next trip.

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The top dog parks and dog-friendly parks in Charlotte

Do you and your furry friend like to visit the dog park on a beautiful spring or summer day? Luckily, the Charlotte, NC area has tons of dog parks and pet-friendly outdoor spaces for you to choose from!
A quick internet search for Charlotte NC dog parks yields dozens of results, so we’ve combed through and visited each of them to bring you our list of the best dog parks in Charlotte, NC. 
What makes them the best, you ask? Well, we thought you might. We evaluated each park based on size, location, safety, shade, community/friendliness of pets and their companions, accessibility and amenities. We also listened to our clients and considered real visitor feedback for each of our suggestions. Those that made our top 5 list have at least a 4.5 star Google review rating with lots of feedback from pet parents.
Ready to check out all 5 with your furry friend? Let’s dive into the list. 

1. Frazier Park


Size: 1.3 acresFenced in: YesBig dog, small dog split: YesAccomodations: Water supply
Frazier Place dog park is one of our favorite dog parks in Charlotte because of its wide open spaces that still allow you to keep eyes on your dog. This park does not require that your pet is spayed or neutered, but make sure your pet is properly vaccinated before bringing them to any dog park. 
Frazier place dog park is located in a beautiful neighborhood with plenty of parking available, and is frequented by a friendly community of dog lovers. This is a busier park than most, so if you and your pet are sociable creatures and want to interact, this is a great place to do it. During nice weather the greenway is another great place to explore with your leashed pet.

2. McAlpine Creek Park (Ray's Fetching Meadows)

Size: 1 acreFenced in: YesBig dog, small dog split: NoAccomodations: N/A
McAlpine Creek Park is located at 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC and is highly rated through Google reviews. Some park goers' favorite attributes of this park are its numerous, beautiful hiking trails to enjoy in addition to the dedicated dog park, and idyllic lake setting. It’s a beautiful place for both you and your pet to walk, unwind, and relax in nature. 
This park has a huge area dedicated to letting dogs roam free, which is separated into three enclosed sections. Reviewers love the energy of the park on weekends, when many pets and their owners enjoy the park together. Visitors love the dog park’s friendly atmosphere, responsible pet handlers, and natural beauty.

3. Reedy Creek Park (Barkingham Park)

Size: 4 acresFenced in: YesBig dog, small dog split: Yes
With tons of open space, walking and hiking trails, shade trees and wildlife, this park is a dog’s dream. Visitors can enjoy ample parking space, plenty of benches and amenities from 7am until 8pm daily. 
The dog areas are split for smaller and larger breed dogs, and the area for larger dogs is considerably larger. Some reviewers mention the size of the small dog enclosure as a negative attribute, but if your dog is comfortable on a leash, there’s tons of land for you and your smaller dog to explore. 
This park is absolutely stunning throughout all seasons and a great place to bring your pup for new smells, sounds, and socialization. We especially love the friendly and inviting community of pet parents that gathers here! 

4. Renaissance Dog Park

Size: Not listedFenced in: YesBig dog, small dog split: No

Renaissance Dog Park is located within Renaissance Park, at 1536 W Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217. We love this dog park for its wide open spaces where dogs can come to run freely and play. There are multiple parking areas located within close proximity to the dog park, and guests like the cleanliness, park aesthetic, and secure fence gates. 
There is a separate, smaller area for small breed dogs, and several benches for pet parents to relax in the sun. The park provides free disposable waste bags and clean drinking water for your pet pal. If you’re anywhere near Charlotte’s southwest, this is a great park to visit. 

5. Latta Park 

Size: 31 acresFenced in: NoBig dog, small dog split: No
Latta Park is centrally located at 601 East Park Avenue Charlotte, NC 28203. Latta Park is a 31-acre urban park that features courts for tennis, volleyball, and basketball, as well as many benches and picnic facilities, playgrounds, walking trails, fitness trails, and soccer fields. 
While not technically a dog park, its beautiful walking and hiking trails make it the perfect place for an early morning stroll with your pet. Dogs are welcomed at the park and it is equipped with waste disposal stations and plenty of benches and shady trees for both you and your pet to relax and enjoy nature. If your pet doesn’t mind being leashed and you’re looking for a new regular walking place, this park is worth the drive. 

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