Growing up, I wasn't allowed to have cats or dogs. Now that I am an adult I have two cats and a little, clingy Chiweenie.
I've mostly been working and taking classes at home. Sometimes I wonder if my dog is ever bored or lonely being in the house all day. There are some pretty neat places where dogs can meet up and play outside in a safe environment.
So here are some of the best dog parks within the perimeter for your furry friend.
Oakhurst Dog Park: If your dog loves to run around in nature, this is the place. Located in Decatur, BrooOakhurst offers a wide-open space with some areas for your dog to play hide-and-seek.
The best part is that everything is fenced in so that no matter how far your buddy roams, they will be safe and secure. They also have tennis balls for playing fetch and a watering hose for spraying off any muddy puppies.
It's open every day from 6 AM - 10 PM.
Brook Run Park: A little north of Tucker is Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. It's four acres of the fully wooded and fenced-in area. There are plenty of places humans can sit. The loop around the park's fence is 1/3 of a mile if you want to go on a leisurely walk.
The park is maintained by volunteers, so be mindful and clean up after yourself. It's also important to note, that there is no separate section for smaller dogs. If your dog is like mine and doesn't like bigger dogs, you may need to find a different park.
Parkgrounds: What's really unique about this place is that it's a dog park and part coffee shop. You can enjoy a warm cup of coffee while the dogs go out and play together. They also serve alcohol, but I rather keep my mind right to watch my dog.
The staff keeps the grounds very clean and they have free wi-fi if you're wanting to stay for another cup of coffee. This seems like a good place for remote workers to hang out during their breaks.
Piedmont Dog Park: This is the most popular dog park but for a good reason. Not only does this park have separate enclosures for big and small dogs, but can also buy a King of Pop popsicle (yes, that was the selling point for me).
There are also free poop bags for messes and water spickets so dogs can enjoy a cool drink. There are shaded areas throughout the three acres of land. They have brand new trails and landscaping, so it's worth a visit.
Newtown Dream Dog Park: While this park is only one acre, there is so much for your pooch to do. It's more of a playground than a regular park.
Newtown has artificial turf, so there's no risk of your pet eating something poisonous. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. They have a spraying hydrant for the dogs as well as water fountains for humans. They stay open from 8 AM to 9 PM.
This is a perfect place for your dog if they're a little on the shy side and need a smaller space to visit.
Stay safe everyone and that goes for fido too.