5 Atlanta Area Parks Your Dogs and Kids Will Love
These popular Atlanta parks are loved by both kids and dogs! Visit with the entire family for some outdoor active and off-leash fun.
This intown Atlanta icon boasts beautiful skyline views, a splash pad, and two playgrounds, including the Noguchi Playscape. Walk or bike the trails, picnic on the lawn, or bring along one of the park’s printable scavenger hunts! Families can also take a tour about resident trees or the park’s history and visit the education garden. In the off-leash dog park, separate dog spaces for small and large pets keep the peace, and dogs have three acres to make their own. In October, dogs can even swim in the Piedmont Park Pool during the Splish Splash Doggie Bash.
With a disc golf course, multiple playgrounds, basketball courts and flat trails for bike rides, Wills Park in Alpharetta offers something for kids of every age. The flat, mostly paved trails are ideal of bike rides and roller skating. An equestrian center on site means you might see some horsing around when you visit! The Wacky World playground with its wooden towers and bridges inspires creative play. It’s doggie counterpart, Waggy World Dog Park, provides free space to roam and run for furry friends, separated by size. A circular track and lawn adjacent to the dog park makes it easy to watch kids and pets at the same time.
In the heart of Dunwoody, you’ll find this gem of a park, with its large shaded playground, walking trails, and a skate park, where it’s exciting just to watch skateboarders perform tricks. Check out the community garden to see what’s growing or tackle a zip line or low ropes course for some extra adventure with Treetop Quest! Dogs can let loose on three wooded acres, which are divided for small and large dogs. The tree cover makes this a good outing even in hotter months, and plenty of water stations help keep panting to a minimum.