Wilson is a booming town 50 miles east of Raleigh in North Carolina. The community has been around since the mid 18th century when English settlers started turning the dense natural forests into farmland to produce tobacco. At one point, the city was once known as "The World’s Greatest Tobacco Market," and today has turned a lot of the older farmlands into public parks that are human and dog-friendly for pups of all shapes and sizes.
Toisnot Park is a popular park that rests on the northern part of the city, right outside of downtown. Resting along the Toisnot Reservoir, the park offers over 20 acres of well-kept open space, with trees bordering all sides of the park, 3 enclosed baseball fields, a playground, horseshoes, access to fishing, paved trails, restrooms, and three different picnic shelters with electricity. Pups are always welcome at the park while on a leash, and can roam around in the baseball fields, or enjoy other amenities like water fountains, clean-up stations, and benches.
The Whirligig Park is popular among pups and humans, thanks to its unique sights and events. The park hosts different wind-powered sculptures and small open space for residents to use for picnicking, playing or other get-togethers. Dogs have to remain on a leash 6 feet or shorter, or under voice control when they enter the park, and can enjoy a walk around the paved sidewalks, or play in the open areas.
Your pup may not be interested in the wind-powered sculptures, but no doubt he will fall in love with the number of open spaces, dog-friendly amenities, and six animal hospitals in Wilson.