Dog Parks

Catawba County offers dog parks at 3 of our park locations, which help create a social experience for dog owners and provide necessary exercise for their dogs. These are fenced areas where dogs can run and play with other dogs without wearing a leash. Leashed dogs are allowed on trails throughout all four County parks outside of the designated dog park areas.

Our locations offer considerable changes in topography that help enhance your dogs’ exercise possibilities. Riverbend’s 1-acre Dog Park is a wooded and grassy area, while St. Stephens' Dog Park is a 1-acre grassy area with some trees. The 1.6-acre Mountain Creek Dog Park is mostly wooded. St. Stephens and Mountain Creek offer an "any dog" area and a separate small dog area for dogs under 30 lbs.

Dog parks include waste stations, benches, tables, and shelters to protect users from the sun or rain. Entrances are double gated for safe leashing and unleashing. For health reasons, we request that you bring your own water and small water bowl.

Dog park locations:

Mountain Creek Park
6554 Little Mountain Rd.
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Riverbend Park
6700 N NC Hwy 16
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 256-9157

St. Stephens Park
2247 36TH Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 256-9157

Dog Park Location Maps