Dog Parks

Memphis has a number of lush, friendly dog parks and pet-friendly green spaces. From big to small, urban to suburban, you'll find the perfect place to let your pal roam off-leash.

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a small, fenced-in dog park located at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Memphis. It’s a great spot to give your pet a bathroom break, and handy potty bags are provided for cleanup. The Barking Lot has a special dedicated parking space for food trucks, so while your pooch is frolicking with other pups, you can recharge with a bite to eat. The Barking Lot is free and open daily, and all humans must be accompanied by dogs and vice versa.

Bartlett Dog Park

Your doggo can run and play off-leash at this large fenced-in dog park,located right next to the Bartlett Animal Shelter. The park includes both a lawn and forested area for shade, as well as kiddie pools for dogs to cool off on hot days and benches for people to relax. Separate areas are available for puppies, small dogs, and large dogs.

City of Memphis Dog Park at Tobey Fields

Visitors staying close to Midtown have quick access to the City of Memphis Dog Park. This off-leash facility offers secure play space for both small and large dogs to get some exercise. Biodegradable bags are provided for waste cleanup, but there’s no water service at the park, so bring your own. Dogs are required to be up-to-date on vaccinations. The facility’s location in Tobey Park is just a mile north of the hip Cooper-Young neighborhood, which gives owners easy access to unique shopping and entertainment options, as well as several dog-friendly restaurants and breweries included in this list.

Mud Island Dog Park

All dogs are welcome to play off-leash at this new Memphis dog park, located on Island Drive inside Mississippi River Greenbelt Park. The Mud Island Dog Park offers 1.3 acres of dedicated playspace, with separate areas for small and large dogs, water fountains, and benches for you to chill while your dog makes new friends. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

The Outback at Shelby Farms Park

When most people think of dog parks, they think of a fenced-in playground-sized area with a few water bowls and picnic benches. The Outback at Shelby Farms Park, situated in one of the nation’s largest urban parks, offers more than 100 acres designated for off-leash activities for you and your four-legged friend. Featuring ponds, trails, a water fountain and washing station, doggos can run, sniff, swim, explore and play to their heart’s delight. Open from sunrise to sunset every day, the Shelby Farms Outback is the crown jewel of Memphis dog parks. Dogs are welcome at other areas of Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline, but they are required to be on a leash in areas outside the dog park.

Overton Bark

Overton Bark is a 1.3-acre enclosed area that borders the Old Forest and Rainbow Lake Playground in Midtown’s beautiful Overton Park, just around the corner from Overton Square Entertainment District. It features separate areas for small and large dogs, water fountains, washing stations, and nice rustic log benches in a natural setting with plenty of tree shade for people to relax and socialize while their dogs frolic with new friends.  

Overton Bark is open daily from dawn to dusk. Dogs must be on a leash if they are enjoying the park outside of the fenced, designated area.

Sea Isle Dog Park

Located within Sea Isle Park, in a suburban neighborhood in the heart of East Memphis, this spacious dog park offers 2.5 acres of fenced-in, off-leash playspace with berms, water sources and bowls, and benches for you to relax while your pooch plays. The wider park also offers a great trail for walking your dog on-leash.

Triangle Dog Park

Located in the Edge District at the corner of Madison and N. Orleans, Triangle Park, which has an off-leash area, is a great spot for a playdate with both your doggos and kiddos. Connect Four Games have been built into the design of the park, so it’s a fun spot for the whole family to enjoy some outdoor time. The park is also home to an ongoing series of social events called “Yappy Hour,” which invites folks to bring their furry friends to mingle with the canines and humans of Memphis. Dog treats are provided, as are food and refreshment for owners. Folks are then invited to meet up for pints at the nearby, dog-friendly High Cotton Brewing Co.