Fun For our 4-Footed Friends
The Preserve Dog Park
Visit the town’s only “off leash park,” The Preserve, located at 330 O’Henry Avenue in the St. Alban’s neighborhood. This is a great place for your pooch to play in a safe, fenced-in environment, and a wonderful place to socialize with other dog owners. There are picnic tables, trashcans, and water bowls. The Preserve is only open to Davidson residents, and all dogs must have a license and proper vaccination records, including a rabies vaccination. To register your dog, please bring a copy of the animal's rabies vaccination certificate with the rabies tag number on it to the Davidson Town Hall & Community Center (251 South Street) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fisher Farm is a rustic 200-acre park, a former farm, located at 21215 Shearer Road. It has miles of mountain bike trails, meadows, and grassy paths, great for hiking and walking with your dog. Benches, picnic tables, and trashcans are located throughout. Parking is available, as are trashcans, doggie “collection baggies,” and a portable toilet. Dogs must remain on leash at all times. To visit Fisher Farm, follow Concord Road east out of town. Continue straight through the Rocky River roundabout. Turn left on Shearer Road about four miles after the roundabout. The entrance to the park is about a half-mile on your left.
The greenways are a great place to walk your dog. Lined with trash cans and “collection baggies,” you and your pooch will enjoy the miles of paved paths starting near Davidson Elementary School on South Street, before the covered bridge. The Randall R. Kincaid Trail ends 2.8 miles later at Davidson-Concord Road. Lined with trees, bridging creeks, and teeming with nature, this is an extremely enjoyable way to get exercise with your pet. The newly-finished West Branch greenway begins at the southern end of Shearer Road, near the barricade for the River Run Phase V development. It runs adjacent to the West Branch Nature Preserve, offering unique wildlife for walkers and riders. With this new part of the trail, we have over 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes throughout town. Dogs must remain on leash at all times.