Winner: Best dog park in Atlanta I Best of Atlanta

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.

The paws have been counted.

Newtown Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek wins our Best of Atlanta dog park poll. 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.

No matter where you are in the Atlanta area, chances are that you have your own hidden gem in your backyard. Our second place winner is Piedmont Dog Park in Midtown, and a close third place is Chattapoochee Dog Park, located in Duluth. All of our nominees offer unique experiences, so make an adventure out of experiencing them all one day. Other noteworthy parks include Parkgrounds (Intown), Adair Dog Park (DeKalb), Lake Court Dog Park (Cobb), and Atlantic Station Dog Park (Intown).

Want even more ideas? Take your furry friend to some of these Atlanta area playgrounds just for pups.

If you're in North Fulton, you have a wide array of dog parks on your list. Explore and discover your own favorite.

If your dog is a bit of a rough and tumbler, learn more about proper dog park etiquette.

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