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Dog Areas in Atlantic City

18 Parks
1 Trail
14 Shops
11 Eateries
1 Groomer

Atlantic City is an island city on the shore of New Jersey, surrounded by swamplands and backed by the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Although the city has some gorgeous scenery and prime real estate, the area is known for being the home of the Miss America pageant, and was the inspiration behind the game Monopoly. For dog lovers, when you pass go with Fido, you'll see more than just rental and real estate properties, but lots of great public parks and a dog-friendly boardwalk.

Uptown Park is the most known park, thanks to its well-developed area and large space with recreational fields. There's a paved walking trail that extends .4 miles around the park. Open space is grassy, with scattered trees for shade, benches for sitting, and water fountains to refresh after a long walk.

The most popular feature of the city is the boardwalk that extends from the east side of the area to the west, with over 5 miles of walking area. The boardwalk looks over the ocean and has lights, benches, and lots of shops along the path. The boardwalk is dog-friendly to leashed pups, but owners still need to bring water and clean-up bags along the way.

Dog owners and walkers will fall in love with Atlantic City, not for its surrounding views, but thanks to its single animal hospital and numerous public parks available, like Brigantine Boulevard Playground and Melrose Park.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Atlantic City

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    Population Density 13,455/sq mi

    #1 Central Atlantic City

    Central Atlantic City is a bustling neighborhood home to the city's primary shopping centers and downtown area. Right on the water is the Oscar E. McClinton Waterfront Park, which has some of the best views of the sea in the city, backed by open green space, paved trails, and a promenade. Dogs can run around and play or walk on the walkways, which connects to features like a picnic pavilion, a playground, restrooms, water fountains, trash bins, and shaded sitting areas. Dogs must be on a leash inside the park. Altman Playground is also along the shore, and offers a fenced-in area, grassy terrain, enclosed tennis and basketball courts, nighttime lights, and a pavilion. The park also connects to a beach area that is dog-friendly, but owners will have to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 5,072/sq mi

    #2 South Atlantic City

    South Atlantic City is a packed residential neighborhood that's along the shore, on the south side of the city. Residents have a couple choices to bring Fido on a walk, one of the options being Brown Park. The area is shaded with lots of trees, open space, and an encompassing trail to walk on. Additional features of the park include a playground, picnic tables, water fountains, and benches. Brighton Park is another dog-friendly option when it comes to parks, and provides a shaded area with open space, a scenic fountain, and views of the ocean. There are paved walkways with water fountains, but owners will have to remember to leash up Fido and bring clean-up bags.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 6,463/sq mi

    #3 Venice Park

    Venice Park is a residential area mixed with rural swampland on the north side of the city. Along the creek that cuts through the neighborhood is Horace Bryant Park, a narrow green space with an asphalt trail, open areas, and shaded sitting areas. There's plenty of room to run around and play or go for a walk, with amenities like water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Just a few blocks away from the park is the Pop Lloyd Stadium, which is a public ballpark. The ballfield is fenced-in, with open green areas outside of the ballfield and includes amenities like nighttime lights, water fountains, and restrooms. Pups can play in the baseball field when no teams are playing, but have to be on a leash otherwise.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 28,349/sq mi

    #4 West Atlantic City

    West Atlantic City is a bustling part of the city, mixed with residential homes and busy shopping centers. Despite its packed area, there are still plenty of dog-friendly parks, like Pete Pallitto Field. The field is a fenced-in soccer field, with two baseball fields. There's also open green space, with a playground and pavilion available. Dogs can play in the open areas or in the fenced-in field. Outside the fenced-in area, dogs must remain on a leash, but will have access to features like water fountains, benches, nighttime lights, and trash bins. The Texas Avenue Playground is another place to bring Fido and hosts a shaded area with a basketball court, tennis courts, soccer field, playground, and restrooms. There are also paved trails and open areas that are dog-friendly, available to leashed pups.
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    Population Density 15,505/sq mi

    #5 Chelsea Heights

    Chelsea Heights is a residential area on the west side of the city, backed by water and swamplands. On the edge of the neighborhood along the swamp area is the Annapolis Avenue Recreation Complex, and provides a safe and open space to play with your pup. There is a fenced-in baseball field, a soccer field, and open area that's surrounded by trees. Dogs do not need to be on a leash inside the park, but you will need to remember to bring water and clean-up bags. South Park is a small strip of land along the water, with a paved walkway and benches. Dogs do have to be on a leash when visiting this park, but can enjoy a scenic walk and space to run around and play.
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