As the premier pet-friendly apartment community in Raleigh, NC, we pride ourselves on our location near some of the best dog parks in the city. Our team at 616 at the Village not only welcomes your pets, we want to give you the best ideas on how to treat them to dog heaven! We’re reviewing three of our favorites that we think you and your dog will both love.
Oakwood Dog Park
A local favorite, Oakwood Dog Park is the perfect place to keep cool on a hot summer afternoon because its many trees offer abundant shade. You’ll find chairs and picnic tables for relaxing or chatting with other dog owners, and fresh water faucets and doggy bags are provided for your four-legged friends. Separate parks for small and large dogs are ideal for little pups who may get overwhelmed alongside the big dogs. This park is open from sunrise to sunset and is a short drive from 616 at the Village. If you haven’t already been, we’re pretty sure you and your dog will make this a new regular spot.
Carolina Pines Dog Park
Whether your dog loves to romp in the water or is on the shy side, Carolina Pines Dog Park is a great place for off-leash play. This large park provides water faucets and kiddie pools for plenty of splashing. There are also three separate fenced areas, so dogs of every personality have a place to play. Dog owners with pups who like to scale shorter fences will appreciate the 5-foot fences that surround all three areas. Because the ground is covered in wood chips and the park is heavily shaded, it can get muddy at times, so be sure to bring a towel for cleaning off paws before getting back into your car!
Millbrook Dog Park
Although Millbrook Dog Park opened in 2003, making it Raleigh’s oldest dog park, it has been recently renovated to make sure dogs and humans alike have a great time. Picnic tables, benches, and a shade structure make this a comfortable place to meet like-minded dog owners while your pups enjoy running off some energy. Agility equipment is available for dogs who want a little extra training with their playtime, and there are lights for evening park visits. With plenty of trees surrounding the two fenced off-leash areas, it’s also a good place to head for a nice walk in the woods.
No matter which of the many nearby dog parks you like best, 616 at the Village is a perfect home base for exploring Raleigh with your pup. Check out our blog for more ideas of what to do in the neighborhood.