Flaherty Dog Park


Recent Renovations

Flaherty Dog Park recently underwent the following renovations:

  • New fencing

  • New gates

  • Main entrance will be fully accessible with large concrete area and consist of separate entrance and exit gates

  • Self-closing gates

  • Secondary entrance/exit

  • Fully accessible shade structure

  • Fully accessible water fountain with the following features:

    • Water fountain

    • Pet fountain

    • Jug/Bowl filler

  • New configuration to include new tree shade areas

  • Grading to insure smooth surface and positive water drainage

  • Hardwood chip surfacing as needed


Pet Owners - Please Note the Following

  • Rules of Conduct

  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all Town facilities

  • Smoking is limited to parking areas

  • In order to ensure the health and safety of park maintenance staff, the park will be closed for approximately 30 minutes weekday mornings between 8 am - 10 am while crews clean pet waste stations and empty trash receptacles.

  • During grass-cutting season, crews will cut the grass at Flaherty Dog Park on Monday mornings. The facility will be closed during this time but in most instances will re-open by noon.

Community Benefits

  • Socializes and exercises dogs in a safe environment

  • Promotes responsible pet ownership

  • Provides elderly and disabled owners with an accessible place to exercise their companions

  • Enables dogs to legally run off-leash

  • Promotes public health and safety

  • Provides a tool for realistic enforcement of dog control laws

For More Information

  • Call 919-435-9560 (between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

  • Emergencies: call 911

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Amenities and Features

  • Five-foot high chain link fence, paved entrance and double gated entry
  • Grass cover
  • Picnic tables
  • Water stations
  • Posted rules of conduct
  • Pet cleanup stations


  1. Park open daily from dawn to dusk.
  2. Closed for cleaning and maintenance weekdays 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  3. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  4. Smoking is limited to parking areas only
  5. Use of personal grills (gas and/or charcoal) is prohibited
Flaherty Dog Park
1100 N. White St.

Hours of Operation

  • Dawn to dusk
  • Closed for cleaning & maintenance, weekdays 7:30-8:30 a.m.