Join us four times this summer for Yappy Hour! This is a great opportunity to bring your dog to the park for free during the Yappy Hour event. If you are already a member – bring a friend who has always wanted to visit the park! Non-members must sign a waiver indicating their dog(s) are current on vaccines. Waivers will be available at the event.
Upcoming Yappy Hours:
Sunday, May 23 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday, June 21 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 31 from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Thursdays, August 26 from 4:00- 5:30 pm
The Cary Park District’s Dog Park is located at Hoffman Park on West Main Street. From Route 14 head south on Cary-Algonquin Road to West Main Street. Then turn west on West Main Street. Follow West Main Street until it ends at the parking lot access point.
The park is open from dawn to dusk.
Dog Park Features:
- 18-acre fenced in dog park that includes a mowed grassy open play area, a field meadow, and a tall grass area with walking trails.
- A fenced-in small dog area.
- Two training areas for owners to acclimate dogs that are off-leash for the first time.
- Agility course.
- Amenities include dog waste bag stations, garbage/recycling cans, and a drinking fountain for both dogs and people.
- Restrooms available.
- Double gate entry with electronic key access for security and valid dog pass users only.
Dog Park User Fees (annual fee)
Passes are required for entrance to the dog park and can be purchased at the Cary Park District Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary. Proof of residency is required to receive the resident rate (driver's license, house purchase contract or apartment lease, current utility bill, or real estate tax bill). Passes are not transferable.
Passes are valid for one year from date of purchase.To purchase a pass, complete a registration packet and return it with payment to the Community Center. A minimum of 48 hours may be required before electronic keys are issued. Discounts or reduced pricing is not available for partial year use of the dog park. Daily passes are not offered by the Park District.
"It's a fun place to walk to and enjoy quality time with our dog. Our friendly dog likes to play and run with other dogs, but is happy to walk the trails with me also."
"The dog park is just the right size. Big enough that the dogs can really stretch their legs, but not so big that you can't keep tabs on the activity throughout the park."
– Comments taken from Dog Park Member Surveys.
Dog Park Fees
Resident (1 dog)
Resident (additional dog)
Senior Resident (1 dog)
Senior Resident (additional dog)
Non-Resident (additional dog)
Senior Non-Resident (1 dog)
Senior Non-Resident (additional dog)
Additional Electronic Keys
Lost or Damaged Keys
Lost or Damaged Dog Tag
|There is no charge for electronic keys that malfunction.|
How to Use Your Electronic Key
An electronic key is issued to those who purchase an annual dog park pass. The key is required for entrance to the dog park.Your key is not needed to exit the park, simply turn the handle to open the gate.
- Place your electronic key on the plastic cover with the words “Please Wave Key Here”.
- The scanner will flash green and beep.
- Wait for a clicking sound and then pull the door handle towards you.
- Enter the park. You have 10 seconds to open the door after your key has been scanned.