Located just above the South Carolina-North Carolina border and almost perfectly nestled between Rock Hill and Charlotte is the town of Pineville, North Carolina. Originally considered to be a smaller suburb of Charlotte, Pineville experienced a boom when the largest shopping district decided to call the town home. With plenty of stores and restaurants open in the town, there’s always something to do; Pineville prides itself on all the fun to be had.
This fun isn’t just for you and your two-legged friends, either; Pineville has a handful of restaurants where your canine companion can join you, including a couple of delis and a Mexican restaurant. The shopping district is also great for taking Fido for a walk. With four veterinarians to choose from, including one emergency veterinarian, you and your family can find one that really works for your dog. Unfortunately, Pineville doesn’t have any dog parks. Have no fear, though! With Charlotte, Rock Hill, and Fort Mill all within twenty miles, there’s always going to be one close by. If you’re looking for a city with plenty to do, Pineville is a great option. Make sure to drop by and check the town out for yourself!
Mary Warner Mack Dog Park might be a mouthful, but that’s not what’s important to your pooch! MWM Dog Park, as locals have dubbed it, is huge; this dog park spans twelve acres, meaning your dog will be able to get in his daily exercise and then some. Like most dog parks, there are separate areas for differently-sized dogs; this means your dog can safely make friends. Within Mary Warner Mack Dog Park, there’s a trail for dog owners to walk, so you can get in your exercise, too. Did your dog get dirty while playing? No problem! MWM Dog Park has a dog-washing station.
McAlpine Creek Park is home to Fetching Meadow, a designated area for your dog to have some off-leash fun! This park is located just ten minutes from Pineville. This dog park is two acres, so there’s plenty of room for even the most energetic dogs to get their fix. There are two separate areas for differently-sized dogs. Water is provided by the park, but waste disposal bags are not, so please bring your own. Your dog is welcome to explore the rest of the park with you, but he’ll need to be on a leash once he leaves the dog park.
Located just five miles from Pineville is William Davies Park, which is home to a dog park that locals love to boast is “huge!” This dog park has seating for pup parents and plenty of room to play a fun game of catch. There are two different areas of the park; one is for dogs over twenty pounds, while the other is for dogs under twenty pounds. Use your best judgement. Locals do warn that this park becomes quite muddy after a heavy rain, so make sure to bring along some towels with your waste disposal bags and water.
Exactly twenty miles from Pineville is Charlotte’s Eastway neighborhood, and if you’re wanting another dog park to take your playful pup to, check out Barkingham Park. Located within Reedy Creek Park, Barkingham Park gives your dog the opportunity to make plenty of pawesome friends while getting to run around off his leash. Because this park is largely made of dirt and mulch, it gets quite muddy after a heavy rain, so make sure to bring towels with you. If you don’t want to visit the dog park, check out the trails in Reedy Creek Park. Your dog will need to be on a leash to explore those with you.
While the name of this dog park might be a bit complicated– try saying “Central Bark Dog Park” three times fast – the park is anything but! Located twelve miles from Pineville is Fort Mill’s Gray Rock Road neighborhood, which is home to this dog park. This dog park is small, but locals say that it doesn’t get too busy, so there’s still plenty of room for your dog to play. You’ll want to bring along water for your dog and waste disposal bags so you can clean up any messes. A membership is required to use this dog park.