Rex is a quiet and friendly community in Clayton County, southeast of Atlanta. Rex is a developing town with a rich heritage. It's home to Rex Mill, a historically important building right on the banks of Big Cotton Indian Creek. The mill isn't operational anymore, but many of the locals remember when it was.
There are plenty of public parks around town, but not many of them offer sufficient walking trails or outdoor fun with Fido. In case of accident or emergency, you will find 2 vet clinics just north, in Ellenwood. Feel free to explore the surrounding areas -- you might be surprised at the amount of dog-friendly fun you'll find!
There's a furrific park in Stockbridge, less than 10 minutes south of Rex. Clark Community Park is a wonderful place to have a great day out with family and Fido! Here, you'll find more than 11 acres with playgrounds, 7 miles of jogging trails, and -- the best part -- a nice doggy spot to let your mutt off-leash and run. The dog park features two separate areas so large and small pups can sniff out some friends their own size.
Care for a walk? Memorial Park is a clean natural area with a walking trail off Flipper Road in Stockbridge. You'll find plenty of dog walkers having fun with their pups and exercising daily here!
Indian Hill Road is a small neighborhood in Jonesboro, about 17 minutes southwest of Rex via Fielder Road. Located within walking distance of Indian Lake, the place is perfect for mindful walks with Fido! The locals call Clayton County International Park “Atlanta Beach”, and for good reason! This wonderful sandy venue features a park, walking trails, and lots of outdoor areas to explore with Fido on-leash. Rai’s Simply Chic Doggie Boutique is another place you will want to check out. The small local pet store is simply pawesome! Your leashed pup can accompany you to pick out toys, clothes, and tons of accessories.
Rolling hills, wetlands, and forests on 146 acres of land! You can find all this and more in Reynolds Nature Preserve, in the heart of Morrow, GA. Hidden away from big city buzz, on the edge of Lake City, Reynolds Nature Preserve offers a pawesome experience for your leashed buddy! You can explore about 3 miles of walking trails along the hills and natural springs. The old farm equipment is also waiting for your sleuth to sniff out! Nature is taking over here. If you love birds, the place has plenty! You just have to make sure that Fido is on his leash at all times and doesn’t disturb the other animals here!
An important area for the film and television production industry, Lakewood Heights is a very special neighborhood in the southern part of Atlanta. Today, it’s a growing community with middle-class households and the Lakewood Amphitheatre located on the old fairgrounds. If you're traveling with Fido, check out South Bend Park and its pet-friendly extension! The main park offers a wonderful hike along Southtowne Trail, which connects the area with Swann Preserve. The doggy spot is pawesome! Fully equipped with bowls, water, and waste bags, South Bend Dog Park is amazing for sniffing out new friends and burning some energy!
Ormewood Park is a residential neighborhood in East Atlanta, Georgia. It's one of 45 neighborhoods left intact, with Victorian cottages and craftsman bungalows. This affluent area still has a few affordable traditional and ranch homes. While roaming the streets with Fido, turn onto Delaware Avenue to find Ormewood Dog Park. This park is home to a charming community of people and dogs who love to socialize and make new friends! Not a resident? Don’t fret. You can also join the fun -- the membership and donations are optional. What is important is that your fur baby can have fun and play safely with others!
In the late 19th century, the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood was one of the most desirable places to live in Atlanta! Today, the “O4W” is a developing area, where abandoned places come to life as new local businesses, lofts, and more. Old Fourth Ward is also super pet-friendly! Renaissance Park Dog Park will welcome you with a fantastic off-leash area to roam and sniff out some furry buddies. Freedom Barkway Dog Park is another great place to enjoy with Fido. Located next to Freedom Highway, it’s surprisingly quiet and is the pawfect place to play the day away.