Chatham County Parks and Recreation opens its first dog park

Posted 3/17/21

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department welcomed the community to use the long-awaited Dog Park at The Park at Briar Chapel on Monday.

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PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department welcomed the community to use the long-awaited Dog Park at The Park at Briar Chapel on Monday.

This area is Chatham County Parks and Recreation’s first dog park; it’s open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

Located at 1015 Andrews Store Rd. in Pittsboro, this dog park features two separate sections for both big and small dogs. The dog park also includes shaded benches, water fountains and dog waste stations.

All dogs must be leashed until safely inside the park, and dogs must be licensed and vaccinated for rabies and with the canine distemper shot (DHLPP). Owners are required to stay inside the fence with their dogs at all times. While COVID-19 is still present in the community, parkgoers must wear a face covering when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.

“Based on the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a dog park was the sixth-highest facility most requested by households,” said Chatham County Parks and Recreation Director Tracy Burnett. “We are excited to add this amenity to The Park at Briar Chapel. Our department was fortunate enough to qualify for a grant from the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund in order to make this project possible.”

For more information about the new dog park, residents may contact Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Jina Stamey at 919-545-8554 or jina.statmey@chathamcountync.gov. The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Master Plan can be found on the Chatham County website: www.chathamcountync.gov/parksmasterplan.

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