We love our canine citizens, too, and happily welcome them in our parks and on our trails as long as they are on leashes. Southern Pines' leash law requires dogs to be on leashes at all times so that everyone can enjoy our recreation areas safely. We've been receiving an increasing number of calls about dogs running freely, especially at Whitehall. We want to remind all dog parents that Martin Park is the only park in Southern Pines where dogs may be off leash.
If you haven't been to Martin Park, that is our dog park - our 50-acre off leash dog park! Dogs love it there. They run and play, fetch tennis balls, splash in the creek, and sniff in the places that only another dog will understand. Martin Park is located at 350 Commerce Avenue, behind Wal-Mart.