Chatham County Parks and Recreation to open its first dog park

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the community to use the long-awaited dog park at The Park at Briar Chapel. This large, fenced-in natural area is Chatham County Parks and Recreation’s first dog park, and it is set to open on Monday, March 15, 2021. The dog park hours are dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

Located at 1015 Andrews Store Road 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. We are excited to add this amenity to The Park at Briar Chapel,” said Chatham County Parks and Recreation Director Tracy Burnett. “Our department was fortunate enough to qualify for a grant from the NC 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  The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Master Plan can be found on the Chatham County website .