Dog Park

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The Phase 1 area has been flagged beside the new Valdese Lakeside Park parking lot. We are waiting on a fencing quote.

The J Alex and Vivian G. Mull Foundation Charitable Fund awarded FVR a grant for fencing — if we raised $5000 from the community. For extra motivation, Farris Insurance Agency matched community donations up to $5000.

Donate with check, etc.


Dog Park Donors ($50 or more)
The Beagle Nation
Mr. B’s Fun Foods
Bark Side Pet Grooming
College Pines Health & Rehabilitation
Burke County Board of Realtors
Junk In The Trunk Thrift Shop (Michael & Jennifer Setzer)
Animal Hospital of East Burke
Zeke Farris
Abby & Baxter Clack
Cub Scout Pack 202
Spot Carothers
Pig Dog Killerman
WNC Orienteering Club
Rudy Knight
Jasper Watts
Lucy Heile
Trooper Zimmerman
Ghost and Jacko Fletcher
Madison, Riggs, and Finn
Sadie Byers
Biden Teffeteller Kitching
Fenway and Abbey Jones
Chance, Hank, and Cooper Woody
Azul & Reba Simpson
Tyson  & Brandy Deal
Biggz & Tater Cline
Truvy Bradley
Tater Jarrett
London Elizabeth Reiss
Sammy Byrd
Dude, Dorothy, Jeff and Jane Gravel
Birdie, Ellie and Patches Thompson
Rostan Family Foundation

**We have an additional $2000 from the Barry Crawford, and Whoopi, Memorial

Donors of $50 or more will have their name (or their dog’s name) listed at the dog park area.


Why are dog parks so great?

  1. To see your fur baby have the time of his life – running at full speed, zig zagging with other dogs, playing fetch – all without the constraint of a leash.
  2. Socializing with pet parents – sharing training tips, vet and groomer recommendations and just talking about the weather.
  3. Human and canine heading home mentally refreshed and physically tired.

FVR has hosted Tails and Trails group walks on the greenway for owners with leashed dogs. With the fenced park we are looking forward to Bark in the Park events with contests, pet education stations, rescue groups and more.

Fence installation will start after Valdese Lakeside Park Phase 1 construction is mostly complete beside the area close to the future dog park.