Jul 12th

Dog Parks and Dog Friendly Places In Tennesee

By Stewart (Pooch Dates Top Dog)



  • Chattanooga--Dog Park. Small, fenced dog park/has an area for smaller dogs, also/about .5 (1/2) acre/next to the Skate Park. Location: Carter Street/off of HWY 27. (Thank you Bama Dietz)

  • Clarksville Bark Park. This is an outstanding place to "unleash" that wild thang, your doggypoo. Over two acres of wide open running and doggy socializing. Separate fencing for small and large breeds. Birdie and Bogie, my infamous twin Brittanys race straight for the car, when I say..."..Want to go to the Bark Park?". They like it better than a hot dog vendor at a Frisbee throwin' contest! Your dog will have a ball at this well maintained doggy playground, its like MilkBones from Heaven. Check for Rules and Regulations for safe and enjoyable visits with your best friend. No aggressive dogs allowed. Potty bags and receptacles provided. Please bring water for your furry buddy as there is no water available at the park just yet (as of 5/06). A human/doggie water fountain combo that has a bowl at ground level for dogs costs $1,500. Anyone who would like to make a donation toward that purchase, or if you want to obtain more information about BARK PARK you may contact Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, 931.645.7476. Location: City of Clarksville Fairgrounds-Community Park. Directions: At the rear of the Fairgrounds near the playground located on Hwy 47 at Riverside Drive intersection. (Thank you Kathryn Crissey)
  • Fairgrounds Bark Park. 2 acres off-leash dog park. Hours are sunrise to sunset. Location: Hwy 48-13 in the Clarksville Fairgrounds. Directions: Take Hyw 48-13 South to Clarksville Fairgrounds. Bark Park is in the Southern End nearest the Zinc Plant Rd Bridge. (Thank you Jennifer Byard)


  • Bark 'N' Park Acres. Over 2 acres of terrific off-leash fun. Agility equipment, Lure coursing, giant wading pool, fresh water to drink, events. Location: 3626 Eaton Road. Directions: Located 1 mile from Nashville hwy (rte. 70) in Double springs community. (Thank you June Bussell)


  • Maggie's Bark Park. A large fenced-in area where dogs can play together. Beside Williamson County Animal Control, Columbia State University, and Franklin High School. (Thank you Kim Douglass)


  • Forgey Park.  Leash-free dog park. This fenced park is open from dawn to dusk. Animals must be current on vaccinations. Owners must stay with pets and be able to control their dogs with their voices. Aggressive or uncontrollable dogs are not permitted off leash. There is a specific area for dogs less than 25 lbs. Owners clean up after their pets. Location: 1695 Riverdale. (Thank you Jessica Hudson)


  • Fenway's Park at Moss Wright Park. Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Double-fenced entry, 5 ft. chain link fence, benches, running water & water bowl, waste bags & receptacle. Location: At Moss Wright Park 745 Caldwell Lane. Directions: Fenway's Park is easily located within the comfortable confines of Moss-Wright Park at 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The park itself maybe easily accessed by entering the east entrance of Moss-Wright and immediately turning left, Fenway's Park will be on the left. (Thank you Liz Holcombe)


  • Warriors path state park bike trails. Location: Colonial Hieghts. (Thank you Sarah Osborne)


  • Knoxville Dog Owners Group. We are a group in Knoxville, TN who is starting off-leash dog parks in Knoxville! Visit our website to help out. (Thank you Jennie Huettel)
  • Victor Ashe Park. City park. Fully fenced in dog park, obstacle set up, water available, poop bags available to clean up after your dog. Park has paved and other trails to go walking and a pond. Location: 4901 Bradshaw Road. (Thank you Brandi Jackson)


  • Shelby Farms Dog Park. Huge area with woods and several ponds for swimming. Off of Trinity Road which is off of Germantown Pkwy. From Walnut Grove take a left onto Germantown Pkwy. Next major intersection in Trinity, turn left. Park in the parking lot on the  left. Enjoy! (Thank you Katie Christian & Rob Hughes)


  • Murfreesboro Bark Park. A nice large off-leash area. Location: South of the General Bragg Trailhead of the Greenway System (off West College Street/Old Nashville Hwy). (Thank you Tami Holloman)


  • Centennial Dog Park. Fabulito with a small dog area and separate large dog area. Great shade with water fountains for humans and dogs. Location: Corner of 31st Ave and Parthenon Ave just west of Centennial Park. (Thank you Ayla Christman)
  • Edwin Warner Dog Park.  A nice large off-leash area. Little shade so avoid the heat of the day. Restrooms are across the highway. Please clean up all poop! Location: Vaughn Gap Road at Old Hickory Blvd. Directions: From Nashville I-440. Take West End Avenue south. Go about 5 miles and turn left on Old Hickory Blvd just after entering Warner Park. Go about 1/2 mile and turn right on Vaughn Gap Road. The park is about a 1/4 mile on the right. (Thank you Jeff Cowell)
  • Shelby Dog Park. A two-acre, fenced, off-leash area. The dog park is located behind Shelby Community Center on 20th Street in East Nashville. Directions: I-65 to Shelby Street, turn away from the stadium, drive about two miles to 20th Street, turn left, park at the community center. Park is behind the community center. (Thank you Terri Lackey)