Athens is a tight-knit community only a few miles north of the Tennessee River in Alabama. Surrounded by lush farmlands, the area became popular for its agricultural gain, and swelled even more in populace from the major railways that ran through the town in the mid-1800s. Although much of the farmland is still used today, plenty of it has been turned into recreational fields and parks that have become popular dog-friendly spots for Athen's four-legged residents.
Close to downtown with a large space to run and play in, Fifth Avenue Park is Athens most sought after park. The park offers two baseball fields, open space to play in, and a paved path that encircles the space. Whether walking or playing, Fido is free to do so as long as they remain on a leash, where they can also enjoy other features like water fountains, trash bins, a playground, a pavilion, restrooms, and benches.
The Athens-Limestone Park is a wonderful recreational park that boasts open fields and paved walkways that connect park features. Park-goers and their pooches can relax under the shaded sitting areas, or play in the fields that include a fenced-in baseball diamond, enclosed tennis courts, and a basketball court. Additionally, there are two pavilions offered, along with restrooms, a playground, water fountains, nighttime lights, and benches.
Athens continues to grow even today and with it, they offer more and more parks for Fido to play in, like Athens Limestone Fitness Park, Fairview Park, and Richard Martin Trail, along with 6 animal hospitals.