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Dog Areas in Statesville

9 Parks
2 Trails
18 Shops
6 Eateries
12 Groomers

Statesville is a large city with the appeal of small-town life. Everyone knows everyone here, but it can get pretty busy thanks to the two interstate highways that pass through. Because of the two highways, the city has adopted the motto "Crossroads for the Future". Only 45 minutes from North Carolina's largest city of Charlotte, the town makes a great place to stop or live in for you and Fido.

Taking Fido out for a walk to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park will be the best decision you make all day. The park is 25 acres with a large body of water called Lakewood Pond. The gorgeous rolling hills and water fountain provide a serene setting with open spaces, two pavilions, scenic bridge, benches, and a base trail system that lead into the wooded area of the park. Don't forget to leash Fido up before coming out!

The Bigleaf Slopes Park is another popular place for dog walkers, thanks to the thick woods, 2.5 miles of multi-use trails, hilly landscape, and open areas. Leashed dogs have plenty of room to stretch their legs and run around, or can enjoy a shady walk in the park, with additional access to water fountains, benches, and trash bins.

The homely area of Statesville cares about each visitor, resident, and pup, and continues to do so by providing six veterinarians and adding more acres to each dog-friendly park every year.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Statesville

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    Population Density 2,314/sq mi

    #1 Mitchell College District

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    The Mitchell College District neighborhood is a serene little area best known for the community college in it. Dog lovers will rejoice when they stumble upon McAnderson Park, a large park with a paved path that encircles it. The park features an adult agility course, playground, and benches lining the trails. Dogs are welcome on the agility course and on the trail, with extra room to run around and play, but they must remain on a leash. The Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill is also in this neighborhood, and provides humans and their pups a dog-friendly area to sit and enjoy some delicious food, and water for Fido.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 869/sq mi

    #2 Statesville West

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    Statesville West is a neighborhood that lies on the western side of town, with large factories lining the sky. Inside the busy neighborhood, dog walkers usually head to Watts Park, a 10-acre area that provides a large area of open space and trees, with paved and dirt paths that reach every corner of the park. Dogs walkers will find water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations here as well. The park can get pretty busy, so for some one-on-one time with your pup, head to Abernathy Ball Field, a recreational park with multi-use fields and paved trails. Leashed pups are welcome in the open areas and on the fields, with access to benches and water fountains.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,863/sq mi

    #3 Caldwell

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    The Caldwell neighborhood is south of the downtown area, and hosts plenty of residential homes and busy streets. Residents usually head to Caldwell Park, a recreational park with enclosed tennis courts, basketball court, playground, and open area. Each part is connected with a paved path that also loops around the park, and is lined with benches. There are trees that surround the park, providing shade and privacy to humans and leashed pups alike, with other amenities like water fountains, trash bins, and benches. Colliers Lake Park is also nearby, and is completely covered in trees. With access to Brookdale Lake, dogs can enjoy the fishing area with their human, or get some running done in the open area, but don't forget to bring water!
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 631/sq mi

    #4 E Broad St/ Eastside Rd

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    The East Broad Street and Eastside Road neighborhood is on the far east side of town, with areas of open fields and surrounding forests. The green area is perfect for a walk with Fido, especially with an option like Kimbrough Park. The park is dog-friendly, with a looping trail around the park, benches, a playground, basketball court, pavilion, and fishing pond. Dogs are not allowed near the pond, but can enjoy anywhere else as long as they are wearing a leash before entering. Also in this neighborhood is the Courtyard Hotel, a great place to stay with Fido that is dog-friendly and requires no fee for pets.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 405/sq mi

    #5 Gaither Rd

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    The neighborhood of Gaither Road is in the northern region of the city, and is home to the Albert B. McClure Park, a recreational area with ball fields and multi-use fields. The ballparks are enclosed with nighttime lights, plenty of parking, and dirt paths to get to them. Dogs are welcome at the park, and thanks to the large area of the field, there is plenty of room to run around or to get an extensive walk. The park has additional amenities like water fountains, benches and trash bins. The park also connects to the Statesville Greenway, a dog-friendly trail that is 3.1 miles long, made from concrete and asphalt.
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