One of the top dog parks in Charlotte, Barkingham Dog Park is located at Reedy Creek Park. The park has separate sections for small dogs and big dogs but most of the time dogs usually end up joining each other, regardless of their size. Opened in 2003, Creek Park has four acres which include the off-leash area for dogs.
Part of the park is wooded, and the other half is an open field. The wooded area is the perfect place for dog owners to find shade and hang back while still keeping an eye on their four-legged friends and making sure that nothing terrible happens to them.
The open field can either be a dust bowl or a mud bog, depending on the weather. When it gets dry, it is pretty dusty so anticipate a dog bath after your visit, and it can get muddy during wet weather. The people behind park maintenance remedy the situation by covering the open field with sand and gravel, the best they can do given the situation.
There are plenty of toys, water stations, and plastic swimming pools and there is a very social atmosphere for pet parents, and their dogs so expect your pet to be delighted when you visit. The wooded section has a loop trail that goes around it which is a beautiful place to take your dog for a walk off-leash.
It is also an excellent spot for him to get some exercise and meet new furry friends. As if the park is not that enticing, it also comes with an excellent bonus! Dog owners can take their pooches for a walk or a run, provided they are on a leash, on the Reedy Creek trails before or after visiting Barkingham Park.
All dog parks in Charlotte require an annual pooch pass, which you can be obtained by singing a liability form. The fee for an annual pass costs $35. So, go get your pass and get to the park to have some fun with your four-legged furry friend.