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Dog Areas in Nashville, TN

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Nashville is known as Music City, but there is still a range of other activities available within its borders. The city’s Parks and Recreation department maintains 121 parks and 19 greenways which, when added together, cover more than 13,500 acres of open space.

Centennial Park is a 132-acre park with a mile-long walking trail and a variety of features, including the Pantheon and the Centennial Art Center. The Musicians Corner puts together several free music events here every year, and dogs are welcome to listen along with their human companions while enjoying the fresh air and good food.

If you’re looking for a more canine-oriented park, stop in at the Shelby Dog Park. This area is fenced-in, allowing your pup to run about freely. There are even leash hooks available, saving you from having to carry your leash around, as well as a basket full of tennis balls for sportier dogs to chase.

The Nashville Riverfront offers more options for visitors and their pets. This park sits along the Cumberland River and provides a great view of several monuments, including Adelphia Coliseum and Fort Nashborough. Take a walk down the path, and enjoy the fountains, piers, and play spaces available here.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Nashville, TN

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    Population Density 2,910/sq mi

    #1 Sylvan Park

    Sylvan Park is a highly sought-after neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee where both two and four-legged residents are sure to feel right at home. The Sylvan Park Greenways runs straight through the area and is a barktastic way to spend an afternoon exploring your local surroundings. This three-mile loop features benches, paved surfaces and plenty of grass and trees to provide shade for a quick break from your activities. The Greenway also connects some of the area’s largest shopping centers, perfect for a stop to split lunch or a pupsicle with your canine companion. Whether man or man’s best friend, Sylvan Park has something for everyone in the family.
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    Population Density 3,400/sq mi

    #2 Germantown

    Located just North of Nashville’s iconic Downtown, Germantown is an up and coming neighborhood that is attracting a wide variety of professionals and families. Centrally located, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park is located in the heart of the area and provides both you and Fido with excellent views of the state capitol building. Dogs are welcome to join their human companions on-leash as you stroll across the mall’s expansive grounds. Take in the sights, get a little sniffing and socialization in with both visitors and other dogs, and brush up on your Tennessee knowledge in the process. Whether looking to work or play, Germantown is sure to be a good fit for you and Fido, both.
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    Population Density 2,540/sq mi

    #3 McKissack Park

    McKissack Park is a desirable neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee. Located just outside of Nashville’s acclaimed music row, McKissack Park offers a wide variety of amenities and activities sure to please even the fussiest of pooches. Nearby Centennial Park is the perfect place to enjoy a quick game of frisbee with Fido and is also home to the area’s annual pet week and various social meetup groups. Both you and your dog can get some valuable socialization time in while sipping a cup of coffee. The park also contains a fully fenced dog park where you can let your canine companion run free off-leash and interact with other friendly dogs.
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    #4 Southside Neighborhood Coalition

    Located conveniently close to all the nightlife, dining, and entertaining downtown Nashville has to offer, the Southside neighborhood is the perfect place for both humans and canines to call home. Local parks and trails are convenient and dog-friendly. Annual events, such as the city’s Howl-o-ween festivities help raise funds for local pet charities and are also great opportunities for Fido to socialize with both people and other dogs and to learn good doggie manners. Another local staple is Camp Bow Wow. At this all-inclusive pet resort, your dog can frolic both indoors and out, burning off that energy while you work.
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    Population Density 640/sq mi

    #5 Granny White

    With such an iconic name, it’s easy to see why residents of Nashville, Tennessee’s Granny White area are welcoming of both humans and their four-legged companions. This neighborhood is known for its dog friendly amenities. One of the neighborhood’s largest attractions is Radnor Lake State Park. Owners are welcome to bring their leashed canine companions to spend a day exploring the local habitat. Radnor lake is a state protected area and the grounds are well-maintained and always filled to the brim with people and other dogs, ready to explore. Whether visiting or living, the Granny White neighborhood of Nashville will have you feeling right at home.
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