William A. Pitts Dog Park opened in the Nashville suburb of Antioch in May 2014, and has been a barking success ever since. Locals appreciate the simple, but well-designed fenced-in off-leash area, which features important amenities like a double-gated entrance, a doggie water fountain, trash cans, waste bag stations, and benches where humans can relax under the park's numerous shade trees. The two-acre space has a mixed dirt-and-grass surface and gives frisky pups plenty of room to run. The wooden fences are a nice visual touch, but practical, too, as they're covered with strong mesh that keeps canine escape artists from slipping through.
As good as the main leash-free area is, it's not what makes Pitts Dog Park special. In addition to that ample space, the park has another fenced-in off-leash area with a unique feature: a nature trail! The half-mile trail loops through four acres of wild woods where curious trackers and chasers can look for squirrels and sniff the bushes. This additional space can be a boon for under- or over-stimulated dogs who need a break from the main play space.
Nashville has a pawsome dog park scene and a few rules meant to maintain the great vibes. In addition to cleaning up after your dog, you'll need to make sure they're wearing rabies and identification tags. Note that Nashville dog park rules prohibit children under ten years old, female dogs in heat, puppies younger than four months old, or aggressive dogs from entering off-leash areas. You also shouldn't bring more than two dogs per person in your party.
Come to Pitts Park to connect to nature and make new two-legged and four-legged friends. Knowing your dog can run and play in the woods within the safety of the park's sturdy fence will give you peace of mind while you enjoy off-leash fun with your best friend.