The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Fairbrook Optimist Park (Dog Park)


Featuring separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, obstacle courses, pet stations, dog water fountains, individual covered shelters, park benches, and restrooms. Shelters are available for the dog owners, along with benches throughout the park to watch your dogs as they enjoy the park! Operating hours 7:00 a.m. to sundown, unless otherwise posted. The park is unsupervised. Equipment is for the dogs only.