Decatur serves as the county seat within the county of DeKalb. The downtown area and residential neighborhoods are filled with beautiful homes, historic places of worship and several institutions of higher learning. The city's official motto is "A city of homes, schools and places of worship."
The Mason Mill Park was reopened on February 2012. This park basically has everything - kid’s playground, gardens, five tennis courts, walking trails and of course, a dog park! The revamped dog park features separate areas for small and huge dogs enclosed by a five ft. Fence totaling ½ acre in size with water fountains in each area.
Taj Ma-Hound is a doggie bakery that uses all natural ingredients for treats in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. The owner together with her furry assistants Pip and Coco created the Pea-Mutt Utter and serve doggie donuts and free doggie ice cream on certain days. Taj Ma-Hound got 4 out of 4 paws, unanimously winning “Best Treats” in the Southeast from Atlanta Magazine.
A mixture of a traditional small-town atmosphere and the sophistication and excitement of a college town, along with all the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area makes Decatur your hip hometown away from home.
Located in the heart of Central Decatur is one of the best dog parks in the entire area: Adair Dog Park. This gigantic dog park is split into two areas: one for small dogs and one for big dogs. The park also has plenty of amenities such as water fountains, seating, shade and plenty of doggie poop bag stations. Furthermore, the park is loved by the community, making it a perfect place for your pooch to spend an evening making furry friends. Leave the leash at home, take some doggie toys and get ready to have a pawtastic time!
Dog parks are not the greatest place for some shy dogs. They can often be intimidating, stressful and overcrowded. Luckily, South Decatur is is home to Oakhurst Dog Park. This park is a gigantic, extremely well-maintained park that has everything you and your prized pooch could ask for. The park has plenty of places for shy dogs to spend some time along. It is often frequented by the same dog owners so maybe your dog won’t be the only one making new friends. Trust us, if you’re looking for a new dog park in Decatur, Oakhurst Park is the place for you.
Unfortunately, not all parks can be dog parks. Therefore, you will have to settle for a pet-friendly park instead. Head to North Decatur where you will find Glenlake Park. Located within the bustling city, Glenlake Park has plenty of trails, bridges and boardwalks where you and your dog can walk. Just make sure you take a leash because it is not an off-leash dog park. The park also has plenty of sports fields and courts where you can spend some time playing baseball, basketball or tennis after you walk the length of the park with your dog. You and your dog always need exercise!
Although Atlanta is home to 8 off-leash parks, the closest one to Decatur is only 8 miles away. Located in the Edgewood area of Atlanta is Walker Park. This serene, quiet park is one of the best parks you can go to in the area. It has plenty of space for your most loyal companion to run around around and play in. It also has tennis courts, playgrounds and a garden. This makes it the best place for an evening out with the entire family. The park has something for everyone! You will definitely have a wonderfurrr time at this park.
Although only a 10-minute drive from Decatur, not many Decatur residents know about one of the best dog parks in the city, the Brookhaven Park. This gorgeous off-leash park has plenty of space for dogs and their owners to run around and play in. The park is nothing short of picturesque in all seasons. Many dog owners even take their cameras to take gorgeous photos of their dogs in the park. Furthermore, it is often frequented by locals so you will likely see the same doggies and their owners at each visit. You and your doggie are bound to make new friends. Get ready for a pawtastic time!