Petsafe Downtown Dog Park

A very nice park located downtown in Knoxville. Not too big but perfect for the apartment dogs to stretch their legs and chase a ball.

Sponsored by PetSafe

Type of Park: Fenced off leash Park

Location: 200 S Central St.   Knoxville, TN 37902

Maintenance: Dawn to Dusk

Separate Areas: One Area

Stimulating Activities: lots of rocks to climb on, a big hill to run

Cooling: a few shade trees

Greenage: one doggy waste station

Human Comfort: a few benches


The OK Dog’s Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paws

Top 10 Dog Parks


Concord Dog Park in Knoxville, TN – Our favorite dog park! This is a free, public park built by Petsafe, with several areas. There is enough grass, in addition to a woods area and the center being light gravel with lights. The best part is the swim area, fenced separately, with the best dock and plenty of other ways to enter, including a nice ramp. Our dogs love going here, and we make the trip to Knoxville multiple times per year.



Wags Park in Cincinnati, OH – This is a private park, but offers reasonably-priced day passes. All of the dogs are temperament tested before entering, which makes for no worry knowing all the dogs will behave (there are also staff members in the park to take care of any problems). Perfect size with 2 good-sized grass areas, a very nice man-made pond with a dock, and agility equipment. Also, there is a lot of seating, a bar on site, and a huge TV for owners to enjoy. Very nice and worth the price.


Beaus Dream Dog Park

Beau’s Dream Dog Park in Lancaster, PA– Really cool park designed by Beneful. All turf and 2 sides. It is the perfect size, with a water feature, a tennis ball launcher, and a walking bridge. Owners can enjoy it on the patio/deck area with wooden Adirondack chairs, under a shade structure. A very unique park that we highly recommend.



Newtown Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek, GA – We find ourselves in Atlanta once or twice each year and always make a trip to nearby Johns Creek for this park. This was also designed by Beneful, is mostly turf (also has a small woodsy area) and has a cool water feature, an arch bridge for the dogs with tunnels underneath, and a shaded picnic table area in the back. The park also has lights, so you can spend many hours there.


Dog Wood Park in Jacksonville, FL – A private dog park, again with a reasonable day pass. This place is huge! 25 fenced acres, with separate areas. One is a large area with some obstacles and a pond. Next is a wooded area, cool for hiking with the dogs off leash. There is also an agility area and a small dog area. So much to do here, and many areas for the dogs to explore.


Macon Dog Park in Macon, GA – A large grass park with a long creek to cool off, several bridges to cross, agility equipment, and lots of trees. Very well maintained and lots of fun.


James Island County Park Dog Park in Charleston, SC – This is a public dog park, but there is a small fee to enter the park. There is a large pond past a grass area. A great place to swim and easy entry for the dogs. There are also several seating options.


Heritage Trail Dog Park

Heritage Trail Dog Park in Hilliard, OH – Columbus is a very dog-friendly city, and this is our favorite park in the area. It is only 2 years old, and has a cool water feature, a shelter, and grass with a walking path through the first half of the park. The large side has 2 in-ground tunnels for dogs to go over or through.


broemmelsiek Dog park

Broemmelsiek Dog Park in Wentzville, MO – This park is near St. Louis, and the centerpiece is a good-sized pond with a dock. There is a large shelter near the entrance, light gravel to the pond, and grass for the dogs to run in another area.


Freedom Barks Dog Park in Medford, NJ – A huge park with several areas, separated by lines of trees. There are lots of creeks, agility equipment, and many very large areas for a game of chase or catch. The park is a long walk from the parking lot, but the dogs love it.

Charter Doyle Dog Park

5100 W Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

Type of Park: Fenced Off Leash Area

Surface: Grass and Rocks

Stimulating Activities: LARGE Rocks to climb and pee on

Cooling: Lots of shaded areas, water fountain outside of dog park

Separate Areas: All dog area and small dog area

Greenage: doggy waste station at entrance

Human Comfort: two benches in whole park

Location: In Charter Doyle Memorial Park on the left right inside the park

Maintenance: dawn to dusk

Membership: free to public

theOKdog’s Rating: 3 out 5 paws

*nice little dog park, quiet and cool with all the shade and the dogs love all the rocks*

Tommy Schumpert Dog Park

schumpert 6400 Fountain City Rd, Knoxville TN


Type of Park: FREE off leash fenced dog park
Surface: Gravel, Dirt & Grass
Stimulating Activities: Pond w/ Dock
Cooling: Pond
Separate Area: 3 sections-Small, Large & pond area.
Greenage: not many, but a few doggy bag and waste stations
Human Comfort: a few benches (not many)
Location: Back of Tommy Schumpert Park
Maintenance: n/a
Membership: FREE
theOKdogs Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paws

Concord Dog Park


10909 S Northshore Dr. Knoxville, TN







Type of Park: Public Off-Leash Dog Park

Surface Area: Grass, concrete walking area, gravel and large rocks.

Stimulating Activities: Lake access & dock, and wooded area.

Cooling: lake access gives plenty of water to drink, also a water fountain inside the park, large wooded area, a small shelter and lots of trees.

Separate Areas: Yes- Large and Small (under 30lbs) areas and the lake access is also in a different fenced area, in case you don’t want your pup to get wet.

Greenage: four or five waste bag and trash stations throughout the park (you don’t have to walk far to get a bag or deposit one)

Human Comfort: small covered shelter with a few benches & benches throughout the park.  Men and women built in bathrooms right outside of dog park entrance.

Location:  Knoxville TN “top dog friendly place we’ve visited” Open Dawn to Dusk (no lights)

Membership: none. Sponsored by Petsafe Company

TheOKdogs Rating: 5 paws out of 5 OUR FAVORITE OF ALL!

Jumping off the Dock at Concord Dog Park

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