In partnership with Discover Atlanta, we have unleashed our four picks for best dog park, whether you want a place where your pooch can simply play off-leash or a local establishment where you can grab a pint while Fido frolics with his fellow friends.
ATLANTA STATION DOG PARK Is your pooch looking for a place to run around and enjoy the weather? Fortunately, the Atlantic Station Dog Park is free, off-leash and suitable for dogs of all sizes. Its small footprint allows for a more relaxing and intimate environment for you and your pooch.
FETCH PARK Located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, Fetch Park is where owners can hang out with their furry friend while enjoying an adult beverage. Fetch Park redefines the traditional concept of a dog park by introducing the perfect combination of a park and bar, all in one. Although Fetch Park offers membership opportunities, it’s free for humans to enjoy and no dog is required to enter.
FREEDOM BARKWAY Freedom Barkway’s new and improved park is officially open to the community thanks to the help from the city of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation. It’s the perfect place and time to bond with your dog, meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. Freedom Barkway’s substantial grant from Park Pride means further improvements with new drinking fountains, lighting, shade structures, trees and plants.
PIEDMONT PARK DOG PARK Recognized as one of Atlanta’s best dog parks, Piedmont Park Dog Park offers off-leash areas for nearly one million dogs each year. It features three acres for dogs to run around, separate enclosures for large and small dogs, benches, shaded areas, dog water spickets and restrooms for owners. On the weekends, the park even offers concessions from King of Pops with Dog Popsicles.
This article is in partnerhship with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization for the city that serves to favorably impact Atlanta’s economy through conventions and tourism. discoveratlanta.com
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Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.