Want to bond and feel wonderful at the same time? Take your dog on a field trip to a dog park. Get some exercise and socialize with other pets. Breathe in the fresh air. Take a break from life. Watch your beloved pet have fun and play. Dogs LOVE to be off-lease, run, play and hang out with other dogs. It is good for both of you.

Here are a few Dog Parks around the Smyrna, Georgia area: 

Burger Park

Type: Off-leash

Address: 680 Glendale Place, Smyrna, Georgia

Phone: 770-431-2843

Smyrna’s first off-lease dog park. This walk-in only site has fenced play areas for large and small dogs, drinking fountains, and seating. Burger Park is located just west of Windy Hill Road and south of South Cobb Drive in Smyrna and is adjacent to Belmont Hills Elementary School. If planning to attend, be sure to park at Belmont Hills Elementary.

Lake Court Dog Park

Type: Wooded Multi-use Park Off-leash

Address: 3804 Lake Drive, Smyrna, Georgia

Phone: 770-431-2842 

Lake Court Park is located in the southwest portion of Smyrna on Lake Drive. The park is heavily wooded, fenced and includes a playground, volleyball court, pavilion with picnic tables, off-leash dog park with separate sections, and an open grassed playfield.

Lewis Dog Park

Type: Off-leash

Address: 475 Campbell Hill Street, Marietta, Georgia

Phone: 770-794-5601

Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise at this fenced dog park.

Overlook Dog Park

Type: Off-leash

Address: 200 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs Georgia

Phone: 770-730-5600

Dog park near the Chattahoochee River with two separate sides for large and small dogs.

Piedmont Dog Park

Type: Off-leash

Address: 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Phone: 404-875-7275

Piedmont Dog Park is an off-leash park in the downtown area of Atlanta, Georgia. Dogs must be leashed when entering or exiting the off-leash area of the park. Owners must clean up after their pets. No more than 3 dogs per person are permitted in the park. There is a specific area designated for small dogs under 30 pounds. No puppies under 16 weeks old are permitted in the off-leash portion of the park. The park has benches available for owners to sit while their dogs play.

Sweat Mountain Dog Park

Type: Off-leash

Address: 4346 Steinhauer Road, Marietta, Georgia

Phone: 770-591-3160 

Sweat Mountain Dog Park is fully-fenced with separate areas for small and large dogs, shade trees, water fixtures, clean up stations, and benches for the humans.

Tolleson Park

Type: Off-leash

Address: 3515 McCauley Road, Smyrna, Georgia

Phone: 770-431-2843

This scenic public park also includes an off-leash dog run with separate areas for large and small dogs.

Dog Park Rules

Most dog parks have a set of rules. Here are some general guidelines at a dog park:

  • Use at your own risk
  • Owners are responsible and liable for actions of their dog
  • Dogs must be kept on leash until inside the double-gated entry
  • Handler must have a leash at all times
  • Dogs must be under voice control and in sight of handler
  • Handler must be at least 18 and children must be 12 years or older to enter
  • Handlers are limited to two dogs only
  • Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated with tags displayed on collar
  • Only dogs less than 30 lbs. may enter in the small dog area
  • Spike collars are not permitted
  • Handler must clean up and dispose of waste and litter left by their dogs and must cover holes dug by their dogs
  • No glass or alcohol permitted
  • Liquids are allowed. No human or dog food, treats, or smoking permitted
  • Commercial activity and professional training is prohibited

Not allowed in off-leash areas:

  1. Vicious, dangerous or aggressive dogs
  2. Puppies less than six months
  3. Sick dogs
  4. Dogs in heat

“A visit to a dog park can benefit both you and your pet. If you enjoy fresh air, exercise, meeting people, and watching dogs at play - consider making it a habit” explains AAA State of Play

Animal Care Center in Smyrna, GA, is owned and operated by Otto H. Williams, DVM. The veterinary practice specializes in complete healthcare for cats and dogs and offers services including preventative, surgical and nonsurgical care, internal medicine, grooming and boarding to Cobb County and surrounding cities such as Vinings, Marietta, Mableton and Sandy Springs. Call today at 770.438.2694 or request an appointment.