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Cary Dog Park at Godbold Park

2050 Northwest Maynard Road

The Town of Cary’s first dog park provides a place for dog owners to let their pets run free safely and legally without a leash. The park is approximately one acre and located adjacent to Godbold Park, near the corner of Northwest Maynard and Chapel Hill Roads.

Google Maps directions.

Annual Memberships & Day Passes

Pet owners can purchase an annual membership or day pass at any Cary community center. Membership cards and day passes will allow entry through an electronic gate.

Single Dog $40 $80
Multi Dog $60 $120
Day Pass $5 $10


With the card access system, the Town can:

  • Require proof of vaccinations for the health and safety of humans and dogs
  • Offset operating costs through memberships and fees
  • Track usage to plan for the future
  • Promote registration of dogs within Cary

What you will need to register:

  • Town of Cary Pet ID Tag - Cary residents are required to purchase a Pet ID tag for each dog/cat. Non-residents are required to follow their own local ordinance and do not have to purchase a Town of Cary Pet ID tag in order to use the Cary Dog Park. Town of Cary Pet ID tags may be obtained for a one-time fee of $50 for non-neutered or non-spayed pet, $10 for animals that have been neutered or spayed, and $5 for animals that have been neutered or spayed and micro-chipped. Owners must provide proof from a veterinarian that neuter/spay operation has been performed. Acceptable forms of proof are either a copy of the bill for the operation or veterinarian’s signature on the pet tag application form.
  • Cary Dog Park Registration form & waiver, completed and signed by pet owner
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination
  • Cary Dog Park Rules
Bring all of the above to any Town of Cary Community Center

Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Park Drive, in Bond Park
Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, adjacent to Town Hall Campus
Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave, on Middle Creek High School campus


  • Five-foot high chain link fence with screening, paved entrance and electronic gate
  • Lighted areas for small dogs and for large dogs
  • Wood chips for ground cover
  • Benches
  • Water stations
  • Information kiosk
  • Pet cleanup areas

Park Hours

7 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily
(No entry allowed after 9 p.m.)


(919) 380-2765 (between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
After Hours: (919) 462-3970


In 2002, a group of dog owners approached the Town about providing a safe place where dogs could play and get exercise while not on a leash. In December 2004, more than 60 residents attended a meeting that the Town arranged for public input. The Cary Dog Park Club has hosted several “Dog Park for a Day” events sponsored by the Town. Club members have held the events to demonstrate how a dog park would work and to help raise money for one.

Additional Links

Animal Control
Dog Days of June
Leash Law Brochure


LeeAnn Plumer
Administrative Services, Division Manager - Town of Cary
(919) 380-2765