If your pup is your best pal, then treat them to some fun in the sun in a social environment at some of Atlanta's best dog parks.
Last week's Best of Atlanta poll discovered where your favorite place is to get your fetch on.
The paws have been counted, and Piedmont Dog Park (Intown) is our first place winner as a haven for dogs and humans alike. Since 2002, this special off-leash area is one of the most popular features of Piedmont Park.
Newtown Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek is our second place winner. This fenced-in, one-acre green space features artificial turf, sprinklers, obstacles and separated areas for large and small dogs. At Newtown Dream Dog Park, you can sit comfortably on a bench in the shade as your pup burns off that extra energy or join in on the fun with your best Frisbee toss. Chattapoochee Dog Park (Gwinnett), which opened in 2012, snags the third place spot. The dog park has welcomed hundreds of furry friends over the last six years. It’s one of Gwinnett's most popular dog parks, offering designated areas for large and small dog, water stations and benches.
No matter where you are in the Atlanta area, chances are that you have your own hidden gem in your backyard. All of our nominees offer unique experiences, so make an adventure out of experiencing them all one day. Other noteworthy parks include Lake Court Dog Park in Smyrna, Adair Dog Park (DeKalb), Parkgrounds (Intown) and Atlantic Station Dog Park (Intown).
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