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Northgate Dog Park

Categories: Pets, Parks
300 West Club Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
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Dog owners represent a large (and growing!) segment of the community. And while regular leash walks provide a level of exercise that promotes good dog health, access to open space for off-leash play and socialization is equally important. The Durham Dog Parks are multifunctional facilities designed to offer a safe and controlled environment for dogs and their owners.


All dogs MUST be registered with DPR annually. To ensure that we provide a healthy environment for all participants, we have adopted the vaccination requirements recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association. All dogs are required to have the following vaccinations before being issued a dog park tag: Rabies (1 or 3 year), Distemper/Parvo (1 or 3 year), Bordetella (1 year), and a negative Fecal Exam (1 year). You can complete your registration online.


Dog Park tags are valid for one year. Effective July 1, 2013 tags will be valid January 1 – December 31. To transition over to the calendar year, tags purchased after July 1, 2013 will expire on December 31, 2014. Tags can be purchased anytime throughout the year, but the fees are not pro-rated.

City Residents with Play More Card: $15
City Residents without Play More Card: $17
Non-City Residents with Play More Card: $20
Non-City Residents without Play More Card: $22
Multiple Dog Discount: $2 off fee for second (and each additional) dog

Northgate Dog Park is located on the north side of the park, off Lavender Avenue.

There are two enclosed areas:

  • "BIG Dog Field": The original ball field: Fenced in area for big dogs 15 inches and taller, 30 pounds and over
  • "PUP Pen": A fenced in area specifically for small dogs, 15 inches and smaller, 30 pounds and under


  • Water fountains
  • Waste bag dispenser
  • Benches
  • Kiosk

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Rose L. Aug 18, 2015
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I discovered Northgate Park recently while training on the Ellerbe Creek Trail, which runs directly through this rather large park. Honestly, I CAN'T... (more)

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