Fuquay Varina in Wake County, North Carolina, boasts a pedestrian friendly atmosphere that’s appealing to human and dogs alike. This is a fast growing town, just 25 minutes from Raleigh, and 30 minutes from one of the largest research parks in the world, Research Triangle Park. Fuquay Varina is proud home to many parks covering more than 300 acres throughout town. There are also 5 veterinary clinics here, making it a great place to raise a healthy, happy puppy.
One of the very pawpular urban parks in this town is the Mineral Spring Park. This park is situated on the site of a mineral spring, and welcomes leashed dogs of course. Despite being located right downtown, this park is very clean and peaceful. It features a charming footbridge, benches, and picnic tables where you and your dog can relax and listen to the nearby stream. If you and your pup want to turn mineral water into craft beer, head over to the Aviator Brewing Company. This tap house has a outdoor patio that allows dogs.
Why not make yourself comfortable and stay a while? The Comfort Inn Fuquay Varina allows two pets of any size for an extra fee. Be sure to call ahead to verify there are pet friendly rooms available.
With all these pet amenities and accessible nature around, there’s a reason dog owners, whether local or visitors, love Fuquay Varina!
Just a ball-toss away from downtown, you’ll find the fantastic Fuquay Varina Dog Park in the Woodland Point neighborhood. The dog park is said to be a little difficult to find, but don’t give up because you and your pup will love the 8 acres of shady grass to romp around on. There are two separate fenced in areas for large and small breeds, with 6ft chain link fences to keep in the dogs who are jumpers and climbers! The dog park also offers drinking water and doggy waste bags. When it’s time for a tasty treat, head over to Stick Boy Bread Co. This locally owned restaurant has fresh baked pasties and two dog friendly outdoor tables.
In the Parker Point neighborhood in the west end of Fuquay Varina, you’ll be able to enjoy the biggest public open space in town. The Fleming Loop Recreational Park contains a massive 36 acres of soccer fields and green space surrounded by shady trees. It gets tails wagging every time! The Fleming Loop Recreational Park welcomes leashed dogs on its sports fields to romp and play, just be sure to only use the fields that aren’t in use by athletic events. And don’t forget to bring the clean up bags so you can pick up after your pup!
Residents and dogs of the Old Honeycutt neighborhood are happy to be living in close proximity to the Honeycutt Road Park. This park is located in the east end of Fuquay Varina, and features 11 acres of pretty, multi-use greenspace. There are three soccer fields, a tennis court and a playground available for use. Your dog will pawsitively love the walking trail here! Restrooms and picnic tables are located in the park as well, so why not bring your family and make a day out of it! Dogs are welcome as long as they’re leashed and picked up after.