Top 5 Best Dog Parks in Atlanta

A cat might be content to spend most of the day napping, but dogs need lots of exercise and activity, especially when they’re still puppies. Bringing your dog or puppy to a dog park helps keep your pet in peak health, with the added benefit of socialization from meeting other people and animals. The only question is, where do you get started? With so many dog parks in Atlanta and Georgia’s surrounding communities, how do you find the best park for your dog?  

That’s precisely the question our Atlanta dog sitting company set out to answer when our experienced team of dog walkers and pet sitters compiled this dog park guide for pet owners. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite dogs parks in the Atlanta area, so that you don’t have to. To see five of the best Atlanta area dog parks (plus plenty of honorable mentions), simply keep scrolling. And remember: whenever you’re busy and need someone to take your dog to the park for you, call Critter Sitters at (404) 973-2541.  

The 5 Best Atlanta Metro Dog Parks to Bring Your Puppy

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If you live in Atlanta, be sure to check out these great dog parks next time you and your pup are heading out for some exercise. If you’re not an Atlanta resident – but you also don’t feel like fighting with big city traffic – that’s no problem either, because there are plenty of great dog park options conveniently located just outside the city. Whether you’re a city dweller or live in the suburbs, you’ll find lots of great dog and puppy park options below.  

  1. Brook Run Dog Park
  • Features – With two roomy, securely fenced-in acres, this volunteer-run Dunwoody gem offers plenty of room for your dog to run around and be free. There’s an optional area just for small dogs, plus water stations in case your dog gets thirsty (and poop bags in case nature calls later). Additionally, according to Brook Run’s website, “There are walking trails throughout the park so that we humans can get our exercise, too.”  
  • Hours – Sunrise to sunset daily (note that certain entrances are closed on weekends)  
  • Location – 4770 North Peachtree Road 
                      Dunwoody, GA 30338 
  1. Chattapoochee Dog Park
  • Features – With two acres of space for large breeds and one acre just for little dogs, pups of every size can enjoy a roomy park to frolic in. And, when your dog is tired from playing around on the park’s agility gear, they’ll find a cool water fountain waiting for them.  
  • Hours – Vary  
  • Location – 4291 Rogers Bridge Road 
                      Duluth, GA 30097 
  1. Freedom Barkway
  • Features – This Old 4th Ward mainstay offers a fun and friendly environment for off-leash exercise in about two acres of green space, including separate areas for small and big dogs with convenient seating in each. According to the park’s website, “Appropriate set backs for the dog park fencing safely divide the park from the bordering streets of Freedom Parkway and Boulevard.” If you’re enthusiastic about going green, you’ll be glad to know that Freedom Barkway is also environmentally conscious, operating with the “intention… to maintain, improve and sustain a large green space while protecting existing trees with environmentally friendly material.”  
  • Hours – 6:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. daily  
  • Location – 523 Highland Avenue Northeast 
                      Atlanta, GA 30312 
  1. Oakhurst Dog Park
  • Features – Oakhurst Dog Park features different types of terrain for different fitness levels (hilly and flat areas), plenty of shade, scenic wooded walking trails that canines and humans can enjoy, a water fountain for dogs, and relaxing benches for their owners. All different breed sizes are permitted, ranging from toy dogs to extra large pooches.  
  • Hours –  6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. daily  
  • Location – 450 Lakeshore Drive Northeast 
                      Atlanta, GA 30307 
  1. Piedmont Dog Park
  • Features – While everyone has their preference, Piedmont is arguably one of Atlanta’s favorite dog parks. Breeds of all sizes can roam off-leash – and with about three acres, they’ve got plenty of space to do it in. With restrooms and benches, it’s a convenient destination for humans, too. If you haven’t been to Piedmont in awhile, it’s worth revisiting, as the park recently added several new trails.  
  • Hours –  7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. daily  
  • Location – 1071 Piedmont Avenue 
                      Atlanta, GA 30306 

Other honorable mentions that are definitely worth checking out include:  

  • Lake Court Dog Park (Smyrna)  
  • Mason Mill Dog Park (Decatur)  
  • Newtown Dream Dog Park (Johns Creek)  
  • Railside Dog Park (Atlanta)  
  • Renaissance Park Dog Park (Atlanta)  
  • South Bend Dog Park (Atlanta)  

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