If you’re looking for a dog park in Carrollton, Longview Dog Park is the place. Longview Dog Park is located on Longview Street (makes sense, right?), and it has everything your dog could want during a day at the park: wide open spaces, agility equipment, water fountains, and friends. Owners will be grateful for the plentiful shade and benches. Longview Dog Park has no admission fee and is open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Need a bite to eat after a long day at the dog park? Head on over to Zaxby’s on Park Street. Zaxby’s offers just about everything chicken – including chicken fingers, chicken wings, chicken sandwiches, and chicken salads. Fido can join you on the patio, which is cooled by fans in the summer and sheltered from precipitation year-round.
It can be difficult, or sometimes feel impossible, to find a restaurant that allows your “bully breed” dog to dine with you, and Johnny’s New York Style Pizza doesn’t want to add stress to dinnertime. The best part? Dogs of any age, social skill, leash size, breed, and size are allowed to eat with their owners in the outdoor dining, as long as they’re well-behaved. Johnny’s new York Style Pizza serves New York-style pizza (of course), calzones, subs, and more.
Unfortunately, East Carrollton has no dog parks. But, fortunately, it is home to John Tanner State Park, which is even better than a dog park! This state park is not an off-leash park but it has plenty of open spaces where your dog can run around freely. If you want to remove your dog’s leash, try going to the park early in the morning to avoid the rush. The park also has many trails for people to walk and run with their dogs. In addition, you will find not one, but two lakes and waterfalls on the park grounds where your dog can swim and play in the water!
If you live in Carrollton, Georgia you are extremely lucky because you can walk to some of the most beautiful forests in the country. If you drive to the north neighborhood of Abilene, you will find Little Tallapoosa Park. Although this is not a dog park, the park makes up for it by providing many trails for people to bike, walk and run. You will often see people running with their dogs on the trails. Many people even take their horses on these trails. However, as this is not an off-leash park, you will have to take a leash, your own doggie poop bags and water.
At only 15 miles away from Carrollton, you will find the city of Villa Rica, Georgia. This city is home to one of the most beautiful nature preserves you will find in the state. Clinton Nature Preserve is home to many running, biking and horseback riding trails. The park has plenty of open spaces, shaded areas and seating for pet owners. You will have to take a leash with you as the park is not off-leash, but the massive acreage of the park makes up for it. Take a day and spend some quality time with your dog walking around the park.
Only an 11-mile drive from the heart of Carrollton, Georgia you will find Whitesburg, Georgia. Whitesburg is home to McIntosh Reserve, a large park and historically significant site. This site is free for residents of Carroll County but costs others $3 for entry. The park is known for its large size and abundance of hiking and walking tracks. You will have to take a leash with you if you plan to walk around the park with your dog. Luckily, because the park is huge you will probably be able to find a secluded place away from everyone else where you can remove your dog’s leash. Just remember to exercise caution, and keep your dog under your voice command at all times.
If you drive only 12 miles from your home in Carrollton, Georgia you can find yourself in Bremen, Georgia. This small town is home to the adorable Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. This very interesting park is not a dog park but has plenty of activities for you and your dog to enjoy. The park has plenty of open spaces where you and your dog can run and play or sit and relax. There’s also a pen with turtles which you and Fido can sniff out -- just don’t let him get too close! Unfortunately, it is not an off-leash park so make sure you take your own leash as well as doggie poop bags and water.