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(dog park): Empie Park Dog Park

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Empie Dog Park - Tired Dogs from Playing
Empie Dog Park - Entrance
Empie Dog Park - Fence Lined with Park Sponsors
Empie Dog Park - Close Up of New Friend
Empie Dog Park - New Friend
Empie Dog Park - Picnic Table
Empie Dog Park - Daisy Cooling Off to the Jealousy of Others!
Empie Dog Park - Benches and Poop Bags
Empie Dog Park - Water Fountain for the Dogs
Empie Dog Park - Open Play Area and Shelter
Empie Dog Park - Dog House Near Dog Park
Empie Dog Park - Rufus Being Greeted!
About
Description:
Wilmington Dog Park at Empie is the first functional off-leash dog park in Wilmington. The park is incorporated into a 2-acre site of unused land within the confines of Empie Park. The park is completely fenced in with two play areas — one for large dogs and another dog dogs under 20 pounds. There is also water, pet waste stations, and lots of shade. Located on the corner of Independence and Park Ave, Behind Steinmart.

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk

Amenities:

  • Free
  • Completely Fenced In
  • Mostly Dirt and Pine Straw (no grassy area)
  • Two Dog Areas: Large dog & small dog areas (20 pounds or less)
  • Water and Pet Waste Stations
  • Several Benches and a Shelter

Dog Park Rules:

  • Always clean up after your dog.
  • Children under age 12 are not permitted.
  • Dogs must have current license and vaccinations.
  • Dogs that act in an aggressive manner must be muzzled or removed.
  • Persistent mounting or other dominant behavior is not allowed.
  • Owners are responsible for any injuries caused by their dogs.
  • Food & toys are not allowed in the dog park.
  • Do not leave dogs unattended.
  • Upon entering or leaving the dog park, dogs must be on a leash.
  • Female dogs in heat are prohibited!
  • Puppies less than 4 months of age are prohibited.
  • Running, ball playing, and riding a bike are not permitted.
  • If a person is bitten by a dog, please report it to Animal Control at 798.7500.

'JOLLY' RUFUS BARKING REVIEW:

Empie Park & Dog Park - Rufus at the Parks

Jolly Rufus at Empie Park & Dog Park

I made my human take me to the park today - the dog park. He usually has me on a leash, but sometimes I need a little time away from him to play with the other dogs!!! The Dog Park at Empie is not bad. It is a fairly large dirt area inside a closed area with metal walls (my human calls it a fence) so us dogs can't run away --- like I ever would run away from my daddy - he gives me gud treets! There are two areas - one for big dogs like me and one for smaller dogs.

The park is mostly sand with no real grassy areas (can get muddy after a rain) but plenty of trees for shade. I don't mind as it's a great place to dig and roll all around in (though I think my human was a 'little teed' of the mess I made in the front seat with all the dirt I brought in on me from rolling around in --- but he still gave me a gud treet!!!!) The park does have a water fountain with tasty cold water and even a big round blue thing that humans fill with water so dogs can get in to (of course why would they want to get in there??? - BATHS SUCK!). See photo of Daisy my friend taking a bath (she isn't the smartest dog by taking baths on purpose:-)

All the dogs I met were friendly, but I am getting to be an elderly dog and would rather watch the whipper-snappers play and run among themselves than completely go all out like in my youth days. So humans, be warned, older dogs might get hounded by younger dogs - so be careful.

Address:
New Hanover County
3405 Park Ave., Wilmington, NC, 28403
Phone: 910.341.4631
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