Dog Park at Sugg Farm
With an acre to run and play, the off-leash dog park at Sugg Farm in Holly Springs is a great spot for your pups to exercise and socialize. There is no fee to use the dog park.
The success of the park largely depends on the self-monitoring and cooperation of dog owners. Please help keep your park healthy and hospitable by encouraging others through your good example.
Important Park Information
- Dogs must meet all guidelines below and maintian current vaccinations for rabies and distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (DHLPP). Current rabies vaccination tag must be worn on dog collars when at the dog park.
- Spiked collars are prohibited.
- Large dog area is for dogs > 30 pounds and small dog park is for small breeds, < 30 pounds.
- No children under the age of 12 are permitted in the dog park. Spectators should remain outside the fenced area.
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
- Dogs that are sick, aggressive, in-heat, without current vaccination displayed or too young for rabies vaccinations (less than four months old) are not allowed. If your dog shows signs of aggressive behavior, you must remove the dog from the park premises immediately.
- No animals other than dogs may be brought into the fenced area. Dog owners must remain in the fenced area while their dogs are using the dog park.
- Maximum of two dogs per adult at a time in the park. All dogs must be leashed until safely inside the dog park and returned to a leash prior to exiting.
- Owners must be in view of their dogs and have voice control at all times. Owners are responsible for all injuries or damage caused by their dog and are fully responsible for their dog’s actions.
- Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited.
- Pick up dog waste. Owners must dispose of waste properly in designated receptacles.
- Personal dog toys are prohibited. No animal or people food including treats or bones are allowed.
- No littering; wrappers and other trash that can be eaten by dogs and cause a choking hazard.
- No strollers, bicycles, big-wheels, wagons, roller blades, etc. are allowed in the dog park. Wheelchairs are welcome.
- Owners who fail to abide by the rules and regulations are subject to loss of park access.
- Use at your own risk.
Ord. No. 01-05, § 8-2012, 2-20-2001) SEC. 12-72 requires all dog bites to be reported to the Holly Springs Police Department, Animal Control at (919) 557-9111 as soon as possible, but not less than 24 hours after the occurrence. In case of emergency, call 911.
Practice Good "Petiquette"
Dog Park Do's
- Leash and unleash your dog in the double-gated entry/exit area. Leashed dogs may experience anxiety, fear, or defensive posturing when approached by unleashed dogs. Be sure each gate is closed behind you before you enter the next one.
- Monitor your dog for inappropriate behavior. Handle any conflicts with kindness and good manners.
- Remember that this is a dog "playground." Please watch your dog closely. They can frighten and excite easily - and react differently - which can create a dangerous atmosphere.
- Be prepared for behavior you may not like that is natural and not necessarily aggressive. Examples include growling, barking, charging, posturing, play biting, curling of lips, wrestling, and other behaviors. Be aware that dogs have different play styles. Talk to your veterinarian to learn more about dog behavior.
- Keep your leash in-hands at all times so you're prepared to enforce a "time out" and remove your pet from the park if he misbehaves.
- Fill in any holes your dog digs or make appropriate repairs to disturbed areas.
Dog Park Don'ts
- Do not bring a dog with a known history of biting or fighting.
- Don't pick up or carry your dog, as this sometimes causes excitement in other dogs who may jump up and nip at them.
- Don't bring puppies or dogs to the dog park before they have ALL their vaccinations.
- Don't bring newly adopted dogs to the dog park before you get to know them, their personality, and their demeanor toward other dogs and people.