When most people think of dog parks, they think of a fenced-in playground size area with a few water bowls and picnic benches. Not so at the Outback at Shelby Farms Park. This awesome dog park provides more than 100 acres designated for off-leash activities for you and your four-legged pal. Featuring ponds, trails, a water fountain and washing station, dogs can do more than just roam around and nap – they can run, sniff, swim, explore and play. Open from sunrise to sunset every day, the Shelby Farms Outback is one of the crown jewels of Memphis dog parks.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Outback at Shelby Farms Park has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 13 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Mar. 31, 2019
    Amazing - a destination

    How can I give it more than 5 stars??
    We were in town for less than a week and thought we had researched the Shelby Farms dog park. But, nothing prepared us for how amazing it is! Perfect rolling terrain, plenty of water and grass. Wish the water was running, but understand it being off for winter. This place is absolutely amazing. I'm almost mad that there is nothing like this by us (NE TN). Everyone was very nice and our dog had a BLAST! We will be back for the sole reason of visiting the park. There needs to be more parks like this everywhere!

  • Mar. 23, 2019
    Best Place Ever

    We came from Alabama and went threw Memphis and we stopped to check it out. It’s such a great place! My doggo has the best time ever.

  • Aug. 31, 2018

    Having two large dogs, lab and shepherd, have never seen anything like this park! It was huge, had lots of trees, water and hills to explore. It looked crowded bases on cars in lot, but it is so large that you are able to find your own spot to wander. There was not poop everywhere which tells me that people respect this park! DOGS LOVED IT and were exhausted back at the car. I wish every city had a park like this.

  • May. 28, 2018
    Huge, awesome dog park

    Stopped here on our way from NC to AZ. We and our dog loved it. Sunny had a blast making new doggy friends and playing in the pond. Loved the doggie water fountains and the washing station. Wish we had brought dog shampoo with us, though. We met a couple who drives 30 miles each way to bring their dogs here and we understand why! Wish we were staying longer.

    I was initially concerned because the entrance we went to was not fenced in and dogs were walking through the parking lot and could have easily gotten onto the road. We then drove around to the other side and that section had the double gates that we were used to. I'm not thrilled with the idea of cyclists, runners and horses in the same section as the dogs but we didn't encounter any of those today.

    You can take your dog anywhere in Shelby Farms 4,500 acres on leash. Only this 100 acre section allows dogs off-leash.

  • More than one year ago.
    Good park. Very wet today and paths were in need of maintenance. Nice that it's so large.

    There were dozens of dogs and owners there and we only saw one other carrying a poop bag. People let there dogs poop everywhere and just leave it. YUCK PEOPLE! How lazy are you? And I sure wish people with nasty aggressive dogs would control their dogs better. Do they think that's normal behavior? NOT!

  • More than one year ago.
    Loved it

    Our four month old ShihTzu Tchula was in heaven. She loves it. So much room to run and many friendly four-legged friends to hang out with. What a treat!

  • More than one year ago.
    The BEST!!

    We came in town to tour Graceland and with using bring fido! My 2 rescue terriers thought they died and gone to heaven!

    Thank you for providing such a fun time

  • More than one year ago.
    We Love It!

    I have 2 little Mini Dachshunds Sophie and Lucy and they love it! I live in a small apartment with them and they love to get out and run off of their dogs are my babies so getting them out and letting them enjoy the farm is an important part of our week.

  • More than one year ago.
    The BEST part of Memphis

    My pups and I absolutely love this dog park. The entrance can be found off Trinity Rd. There are two areas to park, so if you dont want to park at the main entrance, venture on down and you can actually park in the Park. HUGE designated off leash area. There are multiple lakes for your dogs to swim in so even during the summer, it is a great place to walk your dogs. Beware of snakes (I have seen two) since the trails are all dirt and sometimes the grass can go untamed. But overall, the best dog park in Memphis.

  • More than one year ago.
    Wish i Could give it 6 bones!

    Fabulousarea for dogs and people. never before have i seen buffalo and a great blue heron in the same area!

  • More than one year ago.
    Best dog park in America

    I really can't imagine a better space for off leash dog walking. Hills, trees, lakes, trails. It's wonderful. This is the thing I'll miss most about Memphis when I move.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great, open area for dogs

    Deer, squirrels, horses, joggers, runner, walkers...oh, and DOGS!!!!

    There are lots of trails, open space, water holes, woods, etc. for your dog to explore. This is leash free and lots of other dogs of all sizes are roaming the dog park. This is our favorite dog spot in Memphis.

  • More than one year ago.
    Pet Friendly

    Located at Gate 12 of Shelby Park - huge area! There are several water spots as well.

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