Charlotte, North Carolina, is a wonderful city at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s nickname is The Hornet’s Nest, because the British described it as “a hornet’s nest of rebellion” during the Revolutionary War. It is mainly warm for most of the year, and there are tons of beautiful parks and nature preserves to explore.
This dog park has 1.3 acres, and a separate entrance for big and small dogs, as well as a water fountain. The rest of the park has 11.9 acres and trails along a creek.
Swaney Point K-9 Park
This park is a part of Ramsey Creek Park. It has a four-acre, fenced-in, off-leash area, and separate entrances for big and small dogs. The rest of the park is 43.7 acres, and has a beach area (no swimming), docks, nature trails and a playground.
This is part of Reedy Creek Park. There is a four-acre, fenced-in, off-leash dog area. It is a big 116 acre park with a lakeside meadow, a soccer field, a cricket field, 2 playgrounds, a nature center and 10 miles of hiking trails. Something for everyone!
Ray’s Fetching Meadow
This is part of McAlpine Creek Community Park. It is a one-acre, fenced-in, off-leash dog park. The rest of the park has 462 acres, a fishing pier, picnicking and many bike and hiking trails.
Davie Dog Park
This is part of William R Davie District Park. It is a five-acre, fenced-in, off-leash dog park. There are two separate, fenced sections for big and small dogs. The rest of the park is 107 acres, and has an indoor shelter, restrooms, a lake and a playground.
This park has 98 acres, a concession stand, a 7-acre lake, an amphitheater, walking trails, and five outdoor shelters with grills. Dog can be here on leash.
Nevin Community Park
This park has 340 acres, shuffle ball courses, lightened picnic shelters, a concession stand and even a sprayground open to the public. Dogs can be here on leash.
Hornets Nest Park
This park has 102 acres, an indoor shelter, restrooms, a lake with a fishing pier, 8 picnic shelters and 2 playground units. Dogs can be here on leash.
McDowell Nature Center and Preserve
This preserve has over 1,00 acres. It is often used to go camping and for wildlife viewing, and there are seven miles of trails with various levels of lengths and difficulties. It includes Cooperhead Island, where people often go fishing. Dogs can be here on leash.