If you need some help in finding the best dog parks in Georgia, we’re featured 10 in the list below.
1. Piedmont Dog Park (Atlanta)
Piedmont Dog Park is actually two separate parks – one for large dogs and one for smaller pups under 30 pounds. The park features three acres of space for dogs to enjoy off-leash, modern landscaping, restrooms and benches for owners, drinking water for dogs, and even dog popsicles on the weekends.
Piedmont Dog Park is located underneath the Park Drive Bridge in Atlanta, GA, and is open seven days a week. Please ensure your dog is within sight at all times and under voice control during your visit. If your dog shows signs of aggression, please remove them from the park. All dogs must have a collar with ID tag, healthy, and current on all vaccines.
2. Pendleton King Bark Park (Augusta)
The Bark Park at Pendleton King Park is a great place for pups of all shapes and sizes to enjoy some off-leash exercise and socialization. This dog park in Augusta, GA, first opened in 2009 and has separate areas for small and large dogs. The park has running water for dogs, recycled grocery bags for waste collection, and agility equipment for the pups to play on.
Please clean up after your dog using the bags provided (or bring your own bags) and ensure your dog is supervised at all times. Please make sure your dog is not sick, that they are spayed/neutered, and have all necessary vaccines. If your dog becomes aggressive while playing, put them on a leash until you are able to calm them down.
3. Mother Mathilda Beasley Dog Park (Savannah)
The Beasley Dog Park opened in 2008 in Savannah, Georgia. This dog park is located inside Mother Mathilda Beasley Park, which also has a baseball diamond, a large multipurpose field, a pavilion, and two playgrounds. The dog park is fully enclosed with a secure fence.
If you would rather keep your dog away from too much excitement, there’s a paved path around the outside of the dog path where you can go for a nice walk. Please ensure that your dog is on a leash at all times, except when you are inside the designated off-leash area.
4. Memorial Dog Park (Athens)
Based in Athens, GA, Memorial Dog Park opened in the year 2000 and has become a very popular spot for dogs and their owners to play and socialize. The park is around 1.5 acres in size, is fully enclosed, and contains a mixture of grassy and dirty terrain. There are lots of large trees in the park for extra shade, drinking water for the dogs, and benches where owners can take a seat.
Memorial Dog Park is free to use, and there is ample parking in the lower parking lot. There’s also a lake and restrooms nearby, as well as plenty of trails to explore within Memorial Park itself. Please ensure your dog is leashed when outside the dog park and supervised at all times.
5. Newtown Dream Dog Park (John’s Creek)
Newtown Dream Dog Park is an off-leash play zone for dogs in John’s Creek, GA. The dog park is located inside Newtown Park (near the front of the park) and covers about an acre of fully enclosed artificial turf for dogs to romp in. The park features sprinklers for dogs to play under and agility equipment as well.
Newtown Dream Dog Park has separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, as well as drinking water for both owners and dogs. There are also trees, shelters for extra shade, and benches. Waste bags are provided at the park – please clean up after your dog.
6. Freedom Barkway Dog Park (Atlanta)
Freedom Barkway Dog Park is located in Atlanta, GA, and is a community-run dog park that’s open for all pups to enjoy. The park includes trash cans, waste bags, benches, and toys for dogs to play with. There’s also a water supply to provide drinking water for pups, and the park is fully enclosed for security.
To visit Freedom Barkway Dog Park, your dog must be currently licensed, healthy, and have all their vaccinations. Please clean up after your dog and dispose of their waste in the receptacles provided. Dogs must be spayed or neutered before coming to the park.
7. Southeast Clarke Dog Park (Athens)
Southeast Clarke Dog Park is a designated off-leash area located within Southeast Clarke Park. The dog park is divided into three separate sections – one for small dogs, one for large dogs, and one that can be fenced off for rehabilitation of the area or for maintenance.
Parking for the dog park is available at the Whit Davis Parking Area, and the park can be accessed directly from this parking lot. The dog park has a secure perimeter fence, along which is a tall grassy section that dogs can hunt and play in.
8. Waggy World Paw Park (Alpharetta)
Waggy World Paw Park is open daily from 8:00 am until sunset. This dog park is in Alpharetta, GA, and is run by the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department. The park is around 1.5 acres in size, and features water drinking fountains (some are shut off during winter), separate areas for large and small (under 25 pounds) dogs, and secure perimeter fencing.
Please make sure that your dog is vaccinated, has an up-to-date rabies vaccine, and that you remove them if they exhibit any signs of aggression. All dog handlers must pick up after their dogs and leash their pet for entering and leaving the park.
9. Chattapoochee Dog Park (Duluth)
The Chattapoochee Dog Park is in Duluth, GA, and is a small but fun place for dogs to enjoy some off-leash playtime. The park is split into two areas: one for small dogs and one for larger dogs. Both are fully fenced.
Please make sure that your dog is on a leash whenever you are not inside the designated off-leash area. Clean up after your dog and supervise them at all times as they play. The park has fresh drinking water for thirsty pups.
10. Sandy Creek Dog Park (Athens)
Sandy Creek actually has six separate dog parks – one public park and five private parks, all of different sizes. The public dog park is free, whereas there is a fee associated with the private parks, which can also be rented. The private parks are a great option if your dog needs some space to run but isn’t great around other pups.
The public Sandy Creek Dog Park is around 2.5 acres in size, is ADA accessible, and has trees, shrubs, and lots of open grass for playing. Parking is available at Parking Lot 2, and there are restrooms nearby. The park also has a picnic table and running water.
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