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5 Great Parks To Visit With Your Pet

Posted 10.12.16 by Katie Willis

Memphis weather is finally cooling down and we know you and your furry friend are enjoying these cool Fall breezes as much as we are. What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than going on a  nice long excursion with them?! We’re listing out the best parks in our city to take Fido and Fluffy so they don’t have to miss out on any of the action.

W.C. Johnson Park

Located in Collierville,  this 272 acre park has plenty of room for you and your pup. W.C. Johnson park not only has three lakes, but it also has an extensive 3 mile trail connected to the Collierville Greenbelt System.


Shelby Farms

Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms is a Mecca of good times for you and your dog and recent enhancements have brought a ton of attention to this great park. The Outback, Shelby Farm’s off-leash dog park, has over 100 acres of trails and lakes for your pet to explore and that’s just in the dog park alone.  If an off-leash dog park isn’t up your alley, there is still plenty to do here. Shelby Farms has an impressive 4,500 acres right in the middle of our city!

Audubon Park

This park is located just east of the University of Memphis making it a great option for students and pups who need to stretch their legs in between classes. There’s 373 acres to roam and it has even been a finalist in the Commercial Appeal’s “Memphis Most Awards” for “Most Perfect Park for Pets”.


Overton Bark

Overton Park

Midtown also has a great option for an off-leash doggy area. Overton Bark is located in Overton Park! Enjoy socialization and play time with other dogs in an off-leash environment all without leaving the heart of Midtown.

Tom Lee Park

Tom Lee Park has a one-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that Fido is sure to love. Next time you head downtown, bring your pet along so they can experience the views that the Mighty Mississippi has to offer as well!

Memphis has some great parks that offer our pets new areas to see and explore. As a reminder it is best to have your pet fully vaccinated before bringing them into an environment that other dogs are in. Also, be aware of your dog’s comfort level around other dogs; just like humans, dogs can be shy too.

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