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Riverfront Park Dog Park

Pet-friendly Riverfront Park Dog Park in downtown Nashville, TN, gives beautiful views of the city skyline and sits on 11 acres of green space that includes Nashville's first dog park. The dog park is 13,000 square feet of fenced, eco-friendly artificial turf, and is a great place for Fido to run and play. All the water fountains and bottle filling stations in the park feature a fountain for Fido. Outside of the dog park, visitors will find Ascend Amphitheater, solar charging stations, and botanical gardens with plenty of seating and space for picnics. Visit Website

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Riverfront Park Dog Park has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 302 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Jessica
    Sep. 21, 2022
    Epic dog park with Nashville vibes

    This park was in a perfect location to enjoy the Nashville vibes while the girls got to run around. We could hear music playing from Broadway. After their run we walked over to legendary milkshakes where they were able to cool off in A/C and enjoy a pup cup. Park is east to access and has a water spout for dogs to drink. Many complained of dog poop being left. We saw one pile and just picked it up. Overall it was a great experience

  • Joanna
    Jul. 10, 2022
    Definite No

    We brought our pup here before walking down Broadway. No one had cleaned up after there dog and there was dog poop everywhere. Very disappointing.

  • Lizzointhehouse
    Apr. 12, 2022
    Perfect Location

    we stayed downtown Nashville and it was so convenient to bring our dog out for exercise and potty breaks! it was clean and we had the whole park to ourselves a few times.

  • Marissa
    Oct. 3, 2020
    Get Away From The Bustle

    This park may be tiny and not as nice as some but it allowed our pup to have a place to calm down after being jostled in downtown crowds. Yes there will be some homeless around, unfortunately many camps are around the River.

  • Tonya
    Aug. 20, 2020

    Read the reviews so we took our two labs on our way through Nashville. Location was great but we went on a Thursday morning and had to walk over homeless people still sleeping. The actual off leash area is tiny. Poop lying around even though doggy bags are provided. Tried to walk in the main part of the park but sleeping people everywhere and others were bathing and washing up in the water fountains. Would NOT recommend.

  • Melissa
    Feb. 8, 2020
    Very Close To Broadway. Nice Little Area Dogs To Play

    Very nice and well maintained. You can easily walk to the Broadway and let your dog experience more of Nashville. Our boxer loved it!

  • Janice
    Dec. 31, 2019
    Perfect Spot In A Beautiful Park

    Just big enough for our 65lbs girl to run. Artificial turf, which was fine, and areas of shrubs with mulch. Nicely fenced. Poop bags and barrel. Benches. Met a fun yellow lab who was local, so someone to play with. Nashville is a great walking and dog friendly city. We loved it. The park was close to our dog friendly hotel, the Drury. That gets 5 bones as well.

  • Larissa
    Nov. 7, 2019
    Nice addition to downtown

    Great place for the pup to get rid of some energy and run off-leash. The park was clean with benches and water. There were only two other dogs when we visited to we basically had to park to ourselves.

  • Vic
    More than a year ago
    Responsible dog owners great park

    I have a medium sized dog and love the size of this dog park. It allows owners to know exactly what their dog is doing and to intervene when necessary. It has Multiple entry points and great views. It's a nice surprise in the city. There is plenty of room for the dogs to run and explore. I love the Astro turf personally because it seems so much cleaner. Everyone picks up after their dogs. There's picnic tables for humans to sit on and dogs seem to love it as a ability course along with the logs. I have seen a mix of breeds, small delicate as well as gentle giants. They all seem fine together here. From a Safety standpoint it's great. It sits below the pedestrian bridge and outside the train spot. I can only assume that due to the visibility from different angles is the reason for lack of rift raft and no one abandoning dogs at this park. There is no seperation for small Or Large dogs. My main gripe is lack of an actual parking space and usable restrooms. There are restrooms but it's been locked since winter as well as water fountains shut off.

  • Nathja
    More than a year ago
    great park in downtown

    Easy to access, but a small area. Not divided into small and large dog area like most dog parks. It's not real grass either - which is a plus after rainy days but a bit weird (for me at least). Not a bad park at all, I just like 'Centennial dog park' better, because there's tennis balls available and it's a much bigger area. Good park overall - very clean!

  • Nikki
    More than a year ago
    New & Amazing!

    Astroturf, water fountain, benches for the humans and fun logs to jump on for the dogs. Beautiful views of downtown. Superb.

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