Dog Walker Atlanta: Top 10 Dog Parks in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta's Best Dog Parks

Looking for Atlanta’s best dog park?

Well you’ve got a lot of options.  As professional dog walkers in Atlanta, we might have more experience with pet playgrounds than anyone!

If you’re interested in our well-informed opinion, we offer a list of the top 10 dog parks Metro Atlanta has to offer.

But first, we’d like to take the time to lay out what to look for.

How to Choose a Dog Park

Our city cares about its pets.

Luckily so, as Atlanta has many great places to take your dog for some fun and socialization.

While we do offer concrete ratings, but the most important thing is that you make sure that you choose a park that fits your needs well.  Therefore, you need to consider both your dog and your day.

Individual temperament and group chemistry are important in off-leash settings.  If your dog does not do well in large groups, there are certain parks you’ll want to stay away from.  Our best advice is to try several from this list and see what feels most comfortable for you and your dog.

Likewise, you might choose a quieter park if you yourself have had a long day or your dog is recovering from some veterinary procedure.  Atlanta also has a few niche parks and ones with unique amenities.

If you find a few of them you like, you give yourself the opportunity to be more flexible later.

The Best Dog Parks Near Atlanta

 

Parkgrounds

ParkGroundsPart coffee shop, part dog park: ParkGrounds is in a league of its own.  Free wifi, good food, even alcohol.  Plus, the staff keeps the place grounds clean.

142 Flat Shoals Ave SE 
Atlanta, Georgia 30316

 

Size: Small

Shade: Yes

Separate Enclosures: No

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.0/5
177 reviews

Foursquare:
8.6/10
100 votes

 

Piedmont Dog Park

Piedmont Dog Park

Piedmont Dog Park (at Piedmont Park) is probably  Atlanta’s most popular canine hangout.  With 3 acres and consistent traffic, it is a great place to socialize your dog.

490-514 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

 

Size:  Large

Shade: Limited

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
3.5/5
70 reviews

Foursquare:
9.0/10
76 votes

 

Brook Run Dog Park

Brooks Run Dog Park

Found in Dunwoody, this community favorite maintained by area volunteers. There is plenty of space, foliage, trails.  But you should note that there are no bathrooms.

4770 N Peachtree Rd
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

 

Size: Medium

Shade: Plenty

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.0/5
46 reviews

Foursquare:
8.8/10
48 votes

 

Oakhurst Dog Park

Oakhurst Dog Park

Clean and spacious with woods and an open field.  Drinking water, wooded trails, and comfortable benches.  Just not know that it gets pretty muddy after rainfall.

450 E Lake Dr
Decatur, Georgia 30030

 

Size: Large

Shade: Plenty

Seperate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.0/5
30 reviews

Foursquare:
6.9/10
23 votes

 

Burger Dog Park

Burger Park Dog Park

Burger Dog Park is a tight knit community dog park with plenty of regulars and room to run.  The only drawbacks are the lack of foliage and it gets muddy after rain.

680 Glendale Pl
Smyrna, Georgia 30080 

 

Size: Medium

Shade: Limited

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
3.5/5
30 reviews

Foursquare:
7.2/10
13 votes

 

Chattapoochee Dog Park

Chattapoochee Dog Park

Chattapoochee Dog Park is one another of nicest dog parks in the entire state.  It features plenty of running room, water features, an agility course, a creek, and wooded areas.

4291 Rogers Bridge Rd
Duluth, Georgia 30097

Size: Large

Shade: Plenty

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.5/5
22 reviews

Foursquare:
8.3/10
17 votes

 

Newtown Dog Park

Newtown Dog Park

Newtown Dog Park touts itself as one of the top dog parks in the country.  It features obstacle courses, sprinklers, and trails.  But the best feature might be the artificial turf.

3150 Old Alabama Rd
Johns Creek, Georgia 30022

 

Size: Medium

Shade: Limited

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
3.5/5
35 reviews

Foursquare:
8.2/10
43 votes

 

Adair Dog Park

Adair Dog Park

A Decatur community favorite, Adair Dog Park offers varied terrain and plenty of room.  Shade and water available.  Just be aware that there is but a single play area.

W Ponce De Leon Ave & W Trinity Pl
Decatur, Georgia 30030

 

Size: Large

Shade: Plenty

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.0/5
10 reviews

Foursquare:
7.2/10
19 votes

 

Waggy World Paw Park

Waggy World Dog Park

Waggy World is located in Alpharetta and has everything a dog park needs.  3 enclosures, shade, open space, benches, water, and you can usually find a tennis ball or two.

175 Roswell St
Alpharetta, GA 30004

 

Size: Large

Shade: Plenty

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.5/5
6 reviews

Foursquare:
8.5/10
16 votes

 

Sweat Mountain Dog Park

Sweat Mountain Dog Park

Perhaps the best feature of Sweat Mountain is the mulch.  Surprisingly enough, this keeps everyone’s pet cleaner than they would be otherwise.

4346 Steinhauer Rd
Marietta, GA 30066

 

Size: Large

Shade: Plenty

Separate Enclosures: Yes

Water: Yes

Yelp!:
4.5/5
10 reviews

Foursquare:
6.5/10
17 votes