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Dog Areas in Northport, AL

5 Parks
12 Shops
6 Eateries
5 Groomers

Northport is a larger city on the north side of the Black Warrior River, and 60 miles from the major city of Birmingham. The first building in the city was erected in 1850, and is still standing today. The area brings in a lot of tourism and visitors thanks to the annual events and festivals that welcomes pups. Northport also provides 5 animal hospitals, and lots of natural and developed parks.

Kentuck Park is the largest developed park in the city, and has over 30 acres of open space and recreational fields that are surrounded by thick woods. There are 3 different fenced-in baseball fields, enclosed tennis courts, paved walkways, restrooms, picnic pavilions, and grilling facilities. Dogs must remain on a leash while inside the park, but can play safely in the fenced-in fields or in the open spaces, with access to water fountains, clean-up stations, nighttime lights, and benches.

The Van De Graaff Park and Arboretum is on the west side of town, and features over 50 acres of protected woods, swamps, lakes, and open fields. This natural area offers multiple trails made from dirt and concrete that wind throughout the park. There are fishing spots, a boat launch, and picnic area for park goers and leash pups, with additional features like water fountains, benches, and trash bins.

Not only will Northport provide residents with plenty of parks and trails, but also a safe and fun place to play and walk Fido.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Northport, AL

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,225/sq mi

    #1 Downtown Northport

    Downtown Northport is in the southern part of town, right along the shoreline of Black Warrior River. Right in the heart of town is Northport Main Street Park, a nice forested area with shaded walking trails and picnic areas, a playground, a pavilion, restrooms, and open fields. Dogs do not have to be on a leash while inside the park, but you will have to remember to bring water and clean-up bags. The Black Warrior Trail is another dog-friendly place to take Fido to that offers 1.1 miles of easy walking paths along the river. The trail is made from concrete and asphalt, with benches and trash bins along it for humans and leashed pups.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 906/sq mi

    #2 Northwood Lake

    The neighborhood of Northwood Lake is in the northern part of the city, taken up by residential homes and the lake of the same name. Right on the shore of the lake is Northwood Lake Park which has a gorgeous view of the river, and trees that surround three different sides of the park. There is open space, fenced-in tennis courts, a baseball field, open areas, a pavilion, and restrooms. The park is dog-friendly to leashed pups, with features like water fountains and benches also available. Holden Park is a small grassy area on the southern side of the lake that has a nice open area for pups to run around and play. The park also offers a playground, paved walking trails, a boat launch, and fishing spot.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,575/sq mi

    #3 Downtown Tuscaloosa

    Downtown Tuscaloosa is in the neighboring town of Tuscaloosa on the Black Warrior River, across from Northport. Inside the downtown area is the Queen City Park, a dog-friendly area that rests right on the river, with forested trails to explore, and a recreational area with open space and a ballfield. Trails are made from dirt and concrete, with benches, water fountains, and trash bins along them. The Tuscaloosa River Walk is also dog-friendly, and provides residents and visitors with a safe walking trail for pups and humans. The trail has benches and trash bins, but you will have to remember to bring water and clean-up bags on the trail.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 3,596/sq mi

    #4 The Townes of North River

    The Townes of North River is a residential community in the city of Tuscaloosa, 4 miles southeast from Northport. The biggest park in the city is the Tuscaloosa County Park. The park has over 64 acres of land, with dense patches of trees, open spaces to run around and play, enclosed baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, a playground, and a pavilion. The area is dog-friendly to leashed pups, but also has an off-leash dog park called Will May Dog Park. The dog park is fenced off from the rest of the park, and features two separate areas for large small dogs, a paved walkway inside the park, covered sittings areas, and large trees for shade. Pups can run around off leash safely here, and enjoy amenities like water fountains, clean-up stations, trash bins, and free toys!
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,678/sq mi

    #5 Woodlands of Tuscaloosa

    The Woodlands of Tuscaloosa is a beautiful neighborhood with few residential homes and dense trees in Tuscaloosa, just 6 miles south of Northport. The area is home to the large J Oviatt Bowers Park, which provides residents with a mixture of open fields and woods, winding trails, open space, fenced-in baseball fields, tennis courts, two picnic pavilions, grilling stations, and a playground. Dogs can play in the fenced-in fields as long as no teams are playing in the field, and they remain on a leash. Additional features include water fountains, trash bins, benches, and nighttime lights.
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