Martinsville, Virginia

Things to Do

The Smith River Paw Park

Parks & Trails

The Smith River Paw Park, located on-site at the Monogram Foods Smith River Sports Complex, is a 2.5 acre wooded dog park for your furbabies to have fun and socialize. Your furry friend will love sharing the experience of nature and hiking with you in a safe, fully-fenced natural space. Plus, more off-leash time will help both of you feel great, bond, and improve your overall well-being. When entering the Sports Complex, turn left at the “River Access” sign and drive to the trailhead of the Paw Path.

The park is accessible to members only and memberships can be purchased through the Martinsville-Henry County SPCA.

Membership is required. To get a membership, you will need to 1) fill out and return a Registration Form, 2) provide your dog's license, and 3) show proof of current rabies shot. The Paw Park Registration Form can be found on the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County website or 132 Joseph Martin Highway Martinsville, VA 24112 and below on our Paw Park page. Please bring your Registration Form and proof of license and current rabies shot to the SPCA during regular business hours. Upon confirmation, you will be issued a personal security code for the electronic lock at the main gate of the park. The membership registration is January - December, regardless of when you register during the year and must be renewed every on, or after, the first day of January.

Please re-lock the main gate when you enter and when you exit. When using the park, always keep your membership badge visible. Dogs should wear a collar and ID tags at all times and be leashed before entering and prior to leaving the park. Owners must accompany dogs at all times and carry a leash. Please only two dogs to one handler at the park. Only dogs are allowed – no other pets. Dogs in heat or puppies under four months of age are not permitted. Any damage or injury caused by a dog will be the owner’s responsibility. Please report any dogs that show aggression toward people or other dogs to the SPCA. Please clean up after your dog and yourself. Your security code will be disabled on December 31st and will require renewal.

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