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Ruff Times: Dog Parks in Memphis

Photo: Overton Bark
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Does your pup need room to run run free? Memphis has several dog parks you and your pups will love. Don’t forget to scoop the poop!

Photo: Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms’ off-leash dog park has more than 100 acres of space for your dog to run and play. There are ponds and trails to explore, plus a water fountain and a washing station for when it’s time to go home. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day. The entrances are at gates 11, 12 and 13 on the northeastern side of the park.

This off-leash puppy playground features separate areas for small and large dogs. Memphis’ first dog park is located just north of Tobey Park, about a mile from the Cooper-Young neighborhood in the shadow of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

When a Downtown grocery store burned down in 2003, the owners wanted to rebuild. But then the economy…you know the rest. So they decided to make it a pop-up dog park! The Barking Lot opened in December 2011 at the corner of Jefferson and Main to serve Downtown’s four-legged condo and apartment residents and their owners. The mini park has benches and a parking space for food trucks. Unfortunately the trucks only serve people food…for now.

Opened in June 2012, Overton Bark is a dog park for Midtown Memphis and the surrounding area.  This 1.3-acre enclosed dog park borders the Old Forest and the Rainbow Lake Playground.  The area includes water fountains, clean-up stations, and separate areas for large and small dogs.  Rustic log benches provide a natural seating area for people to relax while their dogs socialize.  Overton Bark is open from dawn to dusk each day. Overton Bark is sponsored by Hollywood Feed, which hosts monthly events at the park with special treats for the dogs and their human friends.  Keep an eye on their Events Calendar for future events at Overton Bark. Follow Overton Bark on Facebook to see what’s happening at the park.

See our full list of pup-friendly patios and more here.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for this list! I’ve saved it as a reference for my next visit to Memphis; a getaway trip just wouldn’t be the same without my big boy!

    1. Amanda Amanda says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Memphis is very dog-friendly and offers a lot of places that allows pets!

  2. Alyssa says:

    This is exactly what I need! We like to go to the Shelby Farms Dog Park and now I know of some other GREAT places to take my furry friend.. thanks for compiling a list. Makes things easier.

    1. Amanda Amanda says:

      Thanks for the feedback Alyssa!