Rail Tail Dog Park

The Rail Tail Dog Park has reopened!

Now featuring a small dog area and a large dog area, the Rail Tail Dog Park is a great place to take your best friend!

Opened in 2012, the City's first dog park represents a partnership between the City and local non-profit PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well., formerly Partners for Active Living. The dog park is conveniently located adjacent to the Mary Black Rail Trail and sits across from the main entrance to Duncan Park on Union Street.

A Few Tips


  • Enjoy the park between sunrise and sunset
  • Dispose of waste in on-site containers.
  • Fill any holes your dog digs.
  • Ensure your dog displays current vaccination and City license tags.
  • Closely supervise your children at all times in the park.
  • Remove your dog's leash once you enter the park


  • Leave your dog unattended in the park.
  • Bring dogs in heat
  • Bring more than two dogs per handler.
  • Bring dogs with communicable diseases.
  • Bring any food except for small bite-sized treats into the park.

Want To Help?

Funds continue to be raised for the Rail Tail Dog Park. Private donations are being sought to bring additions to fruition.

If you are interested in donating to the Rail Tail Dog Park please email Ned Barrett at PAL. Checks can be made out to the Spartanburg County Foundation (Account 902 Partners for Active Living-Dog Park) and mailed to:

424 Kennedy Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Rail Tail Dog Park