The George Poston Dog Park is a public dog park located in the George Poston Park in Gastonia, North Carolina. In addition to the dog park, the highly-rated George Poston Park features lit softball, soccer and little league fields, a volleyball court, picnic areas with covered shelters, playgrounds, biking and equestrian trails and a fishing lake.
If that wasn’t enough, there are over seven miles of nature and hiking trails that leashed dogs are welcome on with their owners. The dog park can be found north of the soccer fields. The five-acre, double-gated dog park was opened in February 2009 and has accumulated a very large fan base of dog owners in the community thanks to its size, naturally beautiful landscaping, and amenities.
It consists of two spacious, securely-fenced areas; a one-acre run for small dog breeds under 25 pounds and a four-acre section for the big dogs. Countless trees are growing throughout and around the dog park which creates plenty of shade for dogs to cool off in. The park’s terrain consists of well-kept grassy areas and some dirt. The park is equipped with numerous seating options, from benches to picnic tables.
Water fountains are available and help keep dogs hydrated, which is incredibly important all year round but especially in the summer months. Free waste bag dispensers help keep this park poop-free, and the community does a great job at self-policing and cleaning up after the four-legged patrons of the park.
The regulars are also known to be very helpful and accommodating, which is another reason to visit this beautiful park. The pine-filled park is a great location for an afternoon playdate or a relaxing evening outdoors. However, the dog park is quite popular so it can get slightly crowded, especially on the weekends when most of the parking spots are occupied by those coming to watch the soccer games.