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Northgate Dog Park

Subfacility of Northgate Park

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  1. Benches
  2. Kiosks
  3. Parking Lot
  4. Waste Bag Dispenser
  5. Water Access

Northgate Dog Park

Northgate Dog Park (located on the north side of Northgate Park, off of Lavender Avenue) features 2 enclosed areas - one for small dogs and one for large dogs, water fountains, waste bag dispensers, benches and a kiosk.

Small Dog Area

  • 15 inches or smaller
  • 30 pounds and under

Large Dog Area

  • 15 inches and taller
  • 30 pounds and over

Dog Park Registration

All dogs must be registered with DPR annually. Visit the Canine Recreation page for details on how to register your pup!

Northgate Dog Park Turf

Northgate Dog Park is located in a flood plain, and therefore is naturally a very wet area. Over the past several years the condition of the turf has deteriorated into a muddy area that does not drain water. There are heavy guidelines on what can be done to repair the turf.

DPR staff have researched options to address the turf issues at Northgate Dog Park. After obtaining advice from Stormwater Services, researching alternative park options, hosting a community meeting in November 2014, and gathering input from residents, a plan to provide an alternative dog park in Northern Durham was developed.

The plan is to open a new dog park at Rock Quarry Park; convert the large dog area at Northgate Dog Park into a play meadow (open recreational space); and optionally convert the small dog area at Northgate Dog Park into a neighborhood-maintained Dog Park modeled after the Downtown Durham Dog Park. DPR is currently working to secure funding to implement this plan.

We appreciate all of those who shared ideas and input throughout this process.