New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

Information provided by the Town of Apex

Hunter Street Dog Park, 1250 Ambergate Station
Hours of Operation: 7 am – 10 pm (year-round)

Membership Fees

The park is a fenced area that remains locked at all times. To access the park, you must register your dog(s) annually and receive 1 key card that unlocks the gate. Additional key card available for $10. Complete Dog Park Registration & Rules form.

Types of Membership            Resident                     Non-Resident

Single Dog                                   $30                                $60
Multi Dog                                    $50                                 $100

Registration Basics

  • Annual registration fee is required.
  • Registration available at Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter Street (see hours of operation).
  • Proof of Rabies vaccination /expiration date and assigned rabies tag number from the veterinarian is required at registration.

Dog Park Basics:

  • A key card is required to enter the park.
  • Dogs must have collar with ID, and display rabies vaccination tags at all times.
  • Each adult may have a maximum of 2 dogs at a time in the park.
  • Children 10 and under are not allowed inside the fenced area.
  • Dogs under 6 months of age are prohibited.
  • Additional rules listed on registration form.

Dog Park Features:

  • 2 acre park, fenced and lighted
  • Separate sections for small dogs and for large dogs
  • Wood chips for ground cover
  • Shade gazebos and benches
  • Water fountains
  • Pet waste stations

Frequently Asked Questions:

What’s the scoop on Poop? Dog waste bags and trash cans are available throughout the park.

Will my pass work at both dog parks after the Nature Park is completed?

Will the park be periodically sprayed for fleas?
No, each pet owner is responsible for their own dog’s treatment.

What happens when a pass expires?
Passholders will be notified either by mail or e-mail approximately one month before their pass expires. They will have that time to come in and renew their pass. Those who don’t renew by their expiration date will have their cards deactivated the first business day after the pass expires.

Which section should my dog use?
The Town does not have a set limit for what size a dog should be to use either the small or large dog section of the park. However, as a general guideline small dogs are considered to weigh less than 22 lbs or be shorter than 16 inches and large dogs weigh greater than 25 lbs and measure 27 inches or greater at the shoulder. If your small dog is comfortable with large dogs or if you medium size dog is timid and not active then choose which feels best. But always be considerate of others and their pets when choosing which part of the park the use.

Does the Town offer day passes?
At this time day passes are not offered.

How is resident versus non-resident status determined when issuing passes?
For the purpose of issuing passes, just like program registration, residency is determined by where the applicant actually resides and whether or not that location is within the Town’s corporate limits as defined by the Apex Planning Department. It is possible that someone can have an Apex address but not reside within the corporate limits.

What is the estimated acreage of the large small dog areas?
The small dog area is approximately ½ acre and the large dog area is approximately 1 ½ acres.

Is it acceptable to leave my pet in the park and leave the fenced area?
Pass holders are expected to be on site with their dog whenever their dog is using the park. Leaving your dog unattended at the park will result in immediate revocation of your pass.

Why don’t I get two cards with a multi-dog pass?
Each application (which allows no more than 2 dogs to be registered) comes with one pass. You may purchase an additional pass for $10.00.

What happens if I lose my card or it’s stolen?
Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to the Parks and Recreation Department at 919.249.3402. The lost or stolen card will be deactivated immediately so it cannot be used by an unregistered dog owner. If a card is lost or stolen, there is a $10.00 replacement fee which covers the cost of the replacement card.

Why does the TOA charge for use of the Dog Park?
The Town charges a fee for use of the dog park to help recoup operating costs. The fees are used to offset the cost of things such as personnel, dog bags, re-mulching, and routine maintenance.

What should I do in the event of a dog bite?
Notify the Apex Police Department immediately at 919.362.8661 and the Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department at 919.249.3402 as soon as possible.

What should I do if I see problems with other park users and their dogs or witness other problems / acts that are not permitted at the park?
Depending on the severity of the issue, notify the Apex Police Department and/or Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources. The Town’s goal is to make the dog park experience as pleasurable as possible for all users.

Additional Information: (919) 249-3402 (M-F, 8 am – 5 pm)

We hope to hear from you soon!
Waggedly Yours,
Allison Smith
Waggers Pet Sitting