Now that you found that special dog-friendly Atlanta apartment, you should probably find your local Atlanta dog parks and let Fido stretch out his legs. Dog parks in Atlanta are known for well-mannered parents, and the locals take a lot of pride in them, so it is important to obey the rules.

Park Grounds

142 Flat Shoals Avenue SE

It’s cold, it’s early and the puppy is antsy. Come to Park Grounds in Reynoldstown, a coffee shop that also has a fenced-in dog park. Boasting a super cool staff, full breakfast menu and “fancy pants reading material,” this is the place to for dog owners to java in the morning.  The menu is locally sourced for the greener dog owners. Bone Appetit!

Brook Run Dog Park

4770 N Peachtree Road, Dunwoody

Brook Run Dog Park has been a local staple for years. Well shaded and maintained, the park is definitely worth the extra trip. It’s also one of the largest dog parks in the Atlanta area, surrounded by a woodsy boarder that keeps it cool. Remember, because of all of this glorious nature, you are going to want to bring some bug repellent. The community water hose is adequate, but bringing your own water might be preferred. Food is not allowed within the fenced area. This park is kept up by a volunteer but friendly task force. Just be a responsible parent (we know you are) and enjoy your time at the park.

John Howell Memorial Park

869 Virginia Avenue

This is more of a low-key neighborhood park. Located in Virginia Highlands, this off-leash zone works well for runners. The pooch parents are a well-behaved bunch, and not surprisingly so, the pets are as well. Make sure you stop at the special Bowsers-only water fountain.


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