Not only does Rolesville, NC have the distinction of being the second oldest city in Wake County, it’s also one of the fastest growing. It’s easy to see why -- Rolesville is simply a great place to live. Not only does this small town have a real neighborly vibe and a strong community spirit, it’s less than a thirty-minute drive from all the opportunities and amenities of Raleigh. Rolesville isn’t bad to look at, either -- three of its lovingly preserved historic buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the town is as close to nature as it is to the city.
Rolesville has one other point of interest -- if you think that geology rocks, you might be glad to know that the town sits on a batholith, and striking rocky outcrops can be seen in Rolesville itself and in its surroundings.
There’s no designated dog park in town, but you and your pooch shouldn’t have too "ruff" a time sniffing out exercise options! The parks system is the pride of Rolesville -- there are plenty of pretty places here where you two can stretch all six of your legs. There are also some fabulously Fido-friendly hiking options nearby, and if your buddy longs to lose the leash, don’t worry -- you’ll find plenty of op-paw-tunities for off-leash adventure just a short drive away!
If you and your pooch are looking for a little variety in your off-leash activities, why not hop in the car and take the eighteen-minute trip to Buffaloe Road Dog Park? This pawesome park is situated in the northern Raleigh suburb of Avington Place, right next to the aquatic center. At one and a half acres, the dog run isn’t quite as large as the one in Wake Forest, but there’s still plenty of room for even the most energetic of doggos to run around and blow off a little steam. Like Flaherty Dog Park, this one has a separate small dog area, but Buffaloe Road Dog Park has a chip-bark surface, so there’s no need to worry about your buddy getting muddy after it rains! Waste bags and water are also provided.