Known as “The River City” of Alabama, the city of Decatur is in both Limestone and Morgan counties. Decatur owes part of its success to the river because in the early 19th century the railroad and boating traffic gave it the boost it needed to grow. The city was founded in 1820 and has almost 56,000 people living there who have approximately 12,537 dogs as pets. With that many dogs in town, you can feel comfortable bringing Fido since there will be plenty for him to do.
Decatur has some great outdoor adventures for you and your furbaby. The city itself runs two dog parks. Fido Fields is in Fairview Park and has two acres, double fences, separated large and small dog areas, water, and benches. Nelson Park is a three-acre haven with an electronic gate and separated large and small dogs sides.
Mill Creek Dog Park on Balch Road has almost 1 ½ acres of fun, including separated areas for big and small dogs. There is also drinking water provided and dog-waste bags, trash cans, and dog waste dispensers.
Creekwood Dog Park has water pumps, big and little dogs sides, benches, picnic tables, and a great obstacle course for the pooches to exercise on. There are also walking trails, splash pools, and playground equipment for the kids too.
Why did the dog cross the river? Yes, we know... to get to the other side. But what's on the other side? The correct answer is Mill Creek Dog Park! Take a quick 20 minute ride over the Tennessee River to visit the closest designated dog park to Decatur, Alabama. The 1.4 acre fenced-in off-leash puppy playground offers free drinking water and picnic tables for parents. The park is divided into an area for large dogs over 25 lbs and one for small dogs under 25 lbs. Medium-sized dogs that weigh 25 lbs can either choose a side or work as ambassadors for the good of the community, digging holes on the left and sniffing butts on the right.