The Francene Marie Show

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Get out and get some fresh air while letting your pooch run off some energy. Charlotte has so many dog parks to choose from and below is a list of 5 popular choices. They will absolutely love you for it and it’s a chance for you to relax and have some down time as well!

1. Frazier Park in Third Ward: 1201 W 4th Street Ext Charlotte, NC 28202

• Easy access from I-77

• Separate areas for small and big pups

• Great community of dog lovers

• Water stations, swimming pools, and plenty of room for playing ball

• Trails to explore before or after visiting the park

• Parking can be a nightmare

2. Davie Dog Park at William R. Davie District Park: Rain Tree 4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226

• The largest dog park in Charlotte with 5 acres of fenced in space

• Three different play areas

• Separate area for smaller dogs

• Plenty of grass and TONS of trees keep things shady

• Close to the Arboretum

3. Barkingham Park at Reedy Creek Park: Eastland-Wilora Lake 2900 Rocky River Road Charlotte, NC 28205

• Huge park with 4 acres of fenced in space

• Plenty of toys, plastic swimming pools, and water stations

• Very social atmosphere for dogs and pet parents

• Trials in larger park are perfect for leashed dogs

• Super dusty – anticipate a dog bath after your visit

4. Mallard and Clark’s Creek Greenway Highland Creek: 9729 Mallard Creek Rd. Charlotte, NC 28267

• Pets have to remain on-leash

• Miles of trails that run next to the creek – perfect for exploring with your pup · Bring the whole family – soccer, baseball, so many options!

• Parking available at the Mallard Creek Elementary School off of Mallard Creek Road

5. Ray’s Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek Community Park: Myers Park 8711 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28212

• Locals love this convenient park

• Smaller space (1 acre) so make sure your pup is comfortable being in close proximity to other dogs

• Plenty of benches

• Not many trees = not much shade

• Lack of grass means a dusty ride home

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