GFNC Play Groups
GFNC Kennel location Oak Ridge: Playgroup is no longer in the front field next to the road due to restrictions made by our landlord. But, we do have a smaller playgroup area in the yard within our compound next to the building. OR, you are welcome to join another area with Carol Reed that found another locations in Guilford County for playgroup as follows: Saturday Playgroup: Southwest Park is south of I-85, off Groometown Rd. Driving south on Groometown Rd, cross Kivett Drive, turn left on Jonquil. Pass a trailer park. Cross Wall Rd, into the park. Turn left into the parking lot. Walk the short Southern Trail to the fenced dog area. We'll meet Saturdays, 9-10 mornings. Bring muzzles. Water is available. We do have to clean up after our dogs." Any questions contact Carol Reed @ 336-292-7957
Charlotte Playgroup - At this time - no location available
Coastal Greys Playgroup "Grey Play" - Wilmington Satellite: Contact Roy Mayo 910-791-9282, Cell# 910-200-6737
201 - Here's the update on the new Grey Play site for our spring Coastal Greys playgroup dates. We will be playing/running/romping at Empie Park softball field. Grey Play will be on the following Sunday afternoons from 2 - 4 PM:Schedule posted in Calendar of Events.
There is a minimal usage fee, so we will have a donation jar to cover costs. Plan to bring chairs, blankets/beds, water, muzzles, and poop bags. We will set up outside of the rightfield fence under some trees for shade. I'll have all entrances to the field (other than the gate along rightfield) blocked off, as well as the dugout areas - for sanitary reasons. It is a public park, so we can double up our purpose and have a Meet and Greet in conjunction with Grey Play. That way our older dogs can come and represent, though they may be unable to run. There are nearby tennis and basketball courts. On the other side of the complex there is a public dog park. I encourage those of us with collars, leashes, necklaces, etc… of a greyhound ilk, to come and vend (with a portion going to GFNC of course.)
DIRECTIONS TO EMPIE PARK (BACK PARKING LOT)
Coming from south of Wilmington on 17/74/76; Come straight into town over Memorial bridge to Oleander Dr.; Follow Oleander to Independence Blvd. (Mall is on Right) turn LEFT on Independence; Get in right lane. Go to Wrightsville Ave. TURN RIGHT on Wrightsville Ave; Go ONE Block Turn Right on Colwell(it’s the first light after turning on Wrightsville); Go one block to end of St. Turn Left (your only real choice); Keep straight – the parking lot is dead ahead- ball field on your right.
Coming into Wilmington on US 17 from points north of town; Follow Market St on into town like you’re heading downtown. After you cross the railroad tracks look for Covil Ave. Turn Left. Follow Covil, it will turn into Independence Ave. At Wrightsville Ave. turn left; Go one block to the next light (Colwell Ave.), Turn Right; Go to the end of the Street; Turn Left( Your only option) Go straight – parking lot is dead ahead with the ball field on your right.
From Eastern sections of Wilmington go out Oleander as though going out of town. Turn right on Independence(Mall is to the left - Steinmart is on the right), Go to Wrightsville Ave. Turn Right, Go one block to next light, Turn Right (Colwell), Go to end of Street turn left, the parking lot is dead ahead with the ball field on your right.