Covington is a city in central Tipton County, located 42 miles northeast of Memphis. Set in West Tennessee and in close proximity to Mississippi River, Covington is considered a part of the Memphis Metropolitan Area. Although Covington doesn't have any dog-friendly places of its own, it's in close proximity to natural areas and preserves, which means dog-friendly fun is never far away! There's also a veterinary clinic here to take care of your pooch in case of accident or emergency.
Looking for something fun to do with Fido? Take an adventurous trip to the banks of Mississippi River near the Arkansas-Tennessee border. Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is an amazing park near Fulton with thriving wildlife and plenty of forest to explore! Your buddy should be on their leash at all times here. While you're at it, don't miss Fort Pillow State Historic Park. This is not a dog park, but it's still a great place to get cultured with your leashed buddy as you check out the Civil War artifacts and displays. Feel free to enjoy a picnic or hike in one of the designated areas!
Covington and its surroundings have plenty of drive-thrus if you want to enjoy a quick bite in your car. Prefer a sit-down meal? The staff at Shelby Forest General Store -- an old-fashioned country store and restaurant with pet-friendly policies -- will welcome you and Fido with open arms!
Rivercrest is a northern neighborhood of Bartlett featuring residential quarters and Bartlett Dog Park near Bartlett Animal Control. This is a large and well-maintained park with plenty of space for your pup to play. The locals who frequent this park are friendly, and newcomers are always welcome! The park features an extensive terrain split into two areas for small and large pups. Each section is fenced and features benches, tall grass, shaded spots and drinking water facilities for humans and pups alike. Your buddy will also like dipping his paws in the kiddie pool the park provides during the summer!
Named after a major street in the district, Berclair is a Memphis neighborhood set not far from Wolf River. Malco Summer Drive-In is the coolest place to visit with your pup in the area. This is not a huge dog park with facilities, but a nice and canine-friendly movie theater where you can catch a flick together with your furry baby! What can be better than a pet-friendly movie theater? Perhaps a doggie dinner date at a pet-friendly café with picnic tables and delicious local desserts! If you're feeling adventurous, try a maple bacon cupcake in Elwood’s Shack; the treat is so tasty that you'll want to order it again!
Belleair Woods is one of the central neighborhoods in Memphis, located within walking distance from Midtown. Overton Park is located on the opposite side of Poplar Avenue, featuring a 126-acre forest, a golf course, an art museum, playground, zoo, and an amazing dog park! The place for pooches is fully fenced and equipped with benches and drinking water facilities. Split into two areas for small and large mutts, the park also features clean-up stations and an obstacle course for each section. The surrounding area is very natural, offering rustic logs to relax on while your pooch is playing with the local mutts.
Shelby Farms Park is a huge -- more than 4,500 acres recreation facility with biking and horse trails, fishing and boating options, as well as sports fields and playgrounds. Located at the very eastern end of Memphis, a few miles away from Germantown, this place is one of the most popular spots to spend a weekend with family and furry friends! Your buddy will fall in love with the designated dog area here. This dog heaven boasts an extensive terrain with tall grass, plenty of ground to dig up, and two lakes with crystal clear water where Fido can dip his paws or cool off on a hot day.
Germantown, a city in Shelby County, is the eastern and the closest neighbor of Memphis. You will find Forgey Park in the northwestern corner of town, behind Polar Estates. This furrific park offers a playground and a retreat for locals and visitors. Apart from the main public area, the park has a specially designated spot for pups! This fenced, off-leash park is divided into two sections so dogs can make some new friends their own size. The place even has automatic doggy water bowls! However, this is a membership-only park, and first time visitors are required to register and watch a short presentation. No time for that? Grab a slice of pizza instead at Grimaldi's Pizzeria, a pet-friendly restaurant with outdoor tables and friendly staff.