This popular Atlanta dog park is easy to get to from the Beltline and is just off Park Drive Bridge and next to the Education Garden and Six Springs Wetlands. It offers three acres of space for Fido to run, off leash. The off-leash park has a double gated entry so you do not have to worry about escapes during transitions.
There is plenty of nature including trees and boulders, and the ground is mostly wood chips or dirt. There are trails for you and Fido to explore and the park works to add new trails and maintain landscaping. Park maintenance is funded by donations. While your dog runs around, you can sit on one of the many benches and talk to other owners.
Each owner can bring up to three dogs and no dogs should ever be left unattended. The big dogs (over 30 pounds) and small dogs (under 30 pounds) have separate areas for play. On the weekends, there are concessions including a local popsicle stand that offers popsicles for your dogs. Everyone can stay cool in the Atlanta heat.
In this downtown park, there is no limit to the accommodations. The water fountains are available for the pups, and restrooms are provided for the humans. As for the dog's restrooms, remember to clean it up. The park provides poop bags and trash cans throughout the area, so dispensing of your dog's waste is easy.
Dogs under 16 weeks and dogs in heat are prohibited, as is swimming in Clara Meer for both humans and dogs. All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated, and owners must remove their dog if he becomes aggressive. If a dog fight resulting in any injuries happens, the owners must report it immediately to the Bureau of Parks.
Take Fido to this popular downtown spot and see what makes Piedmont Dog Park great.