Most dogs love to socialize and play with other canine friends. Having their own special play area where they can exercise, romp and play, or just rest in a natural setting without a leash is what a dog park is all about. Dog parks provide a large fenced open space, sometimes divided to allow a separate area for small and large dogs and offer a variety of playground features, water fountains, plus benches for their human friends. Knoxville currently has 7 dog parks to enjoy. All but the Downtown Dog Park are within large human parks, so take your pup on a nice leash walk or run as an added treat and then enjoy some romp and play time at the dog park.
CONCORD DOG PARK - Knoxville's newest dog park at Concord Park is beautifully layed out on almost 4 acres. Dogs and their owners will love the water fountains for pets (and ones for their owners), a dock with access to the river and even a dog shower. Paved and natural surface walking trails wind through the park. Park is located behind the tennis courts by the Concord Mountain Bike Trails.
PETSAFE CHARTER DOYLE DOG PARK - A nice accompaniment to Charter Doyle Park, the dog park provides individual areas for large and small dogs. Mature cedar trees and a dog water fountain provide a cool place to have fun during the hot months. On a leash your pup will enjoy a walk along the paved loop trail in the main park.
PETSAFE DOWNTOWN DOG PARK - For downtown dog owners, this is a perfect place to take your city dog to enjoy a little bit of nature. There are separate sections for small and large dogs, human and dog water fountains and a fun variety of play stations.
PETSAFE HOLSTON RIVER DOG PARK - A new addition to Holston River Park, this beautiful one-acre dog park provides owners with the option of releasing their dogs within either a fenced-in large or small dog section. There is a human water fountain with a dog-level water bowl and spout, benches, and dog waste stations for your convenience. Leashed pups will enjoy a stroll on the beautiful Holston Park greenway and nature trail that circles the main part of the Holston River Park.
PETSAFE TOMMY SCHUMPERT DOG PARK - There are two off-leash areas within the dog park area at Tommy Schumpert Park. The 30# and under area allows smaller dogs to mingle together while the second fenced area is open to dogs of any size. The small dog park is a mix of grass and mulch along with people benches. The "all sizes" dog area has a mulched walking trail and a large pond with a dock so your dogs can go for a swim during the hot months. Bring lots of towels because the area does get muddy. The main park features a paved loop for on-leash walks and connects to the Sterchi Hills Greenway for longer excursions.
PETSAFE DOGWOOD DOG PARK AT VICTOR ASHE PARK - Beautiful hardwoods surround this one-acre off-leash park creating a nice retreat where canine friends can enjoy ramps, tunnels and jumps and then refresh at the doggy fountain. People benches are provided. Take your pet on a leashed walk winding along the paved Victor Ashe Greenway or venture off on the natural surface trails that meander through rolling landscape of Victor Ashe Park.
PETSAFE VILLAGE DOG PARK - Knoxville's first public dog park, this 1-acre facility is an on leash park but offers off leash hours only in the evenings when the park is staffed. Features include a natural pond, full set of agility equipment, walking trails, doggy water fountain plus picnic tables and benches.