Oakwood Acres is a suburban neighborhood located in Knightdale, NC. The neighborhood sits just east of Carrington Woods and just south of Knightdale Station Park. There are no open spaces or dog-friendly amenities in the immediate area, but the Raleigh downtown is just a short distance away and home to lots of pet stores and dog-friendly businesses. Raleigh and the surrounding areas are popular with dog owners and your dog is sure to be well catered for. The area even boasts dog spas, dog-friendly resorts, and a number of dog parks!
It is important to note that the area does lack green spaces. Knightdale Station Park is located to the north and offers lovely walking, but it is a distance away. The neighborhood's streets, however, are tree-lined and quiet, making them a great place to walk dogs. Whether it be a brisk mid-week walk or a longer weekend stroll, Oakwood is a lovely place to get some exercise.
Like much of North Carolina, the terrain in Oakwood Acres is predominantly flat. The neighborhood's streets are even and easily navigated by foot or paw! It is a good neighborhood to walk older dogs or dogs that are reluctant to walk as they won't be put through their paces. The streets in this part are well-kept and pretty safe, making it a nice area to walk in.
The small neighborhood does lack natural space and varied terrain. It is a residential area and its streets are, for the most part, populated by family homes. Nearby parks offer fun for the whole family, but they are few in number. Some form of travel will be required if residents wish to enjoy open spaces with their pup. Anderson Point Park is located west of the area, but it is a considerable distance.
North Carolina is pretty sheltered by neighboring mountain ranges, meaning that dog walking can be enjoyed year-round.
Oakwood Acres does not encompass a park. Knightdale Station Park is the closest green space to the area, but it is some distance away. The park is lovely, however, and features a dog park, soccer fields, and various other amenities. The Ashley Wilder Dog Park is located in the southwest corner and is a great place to bring your pup to blow off some energy, meet other dogs, and play. There is also a lake!
Another option is Harper Park. It is a small area but it is well-kept. The park is a firm family favorite and a lovely place to catch up with friends, old and new!
Additional walking opportunities lie northwest of the area in North Raleigh. It is a drive away but there are a number of green spaces in the area. Durant Nature Preserve is one of them and is a lush space which is perfect for walking your pup.