Brook Run Off-Leash Dog Park
- MaryMore than a year agoLike the park and small dog area
I have taken my small dog here several times to walk and play in the small dog area. He has always enjoyed the interaction and been welcomed into the group. The people and dogs are friendly and everyone seems to care and be responsible dog owners. The area is mostly shaded and full of trees. I would prefer grassy areas or mulch but still the area seems clean. There are a few benches and water is available. The park also has sidewalks and a nice wide walking path that is paved for humans and their dogs. There is usually parking available near the dog park area or in nearby parking lots. The park can be very busy near the main entrance if there are events or other activities going in at the park.
- JenniferMore than a year agoGreat Park and atmosphere but bad owners
We like this park due to the atmosphere, great ability to run and jump and play and also for the owners to have space to walk as well. Our one complaint here is the owners every time we've gone have tend to be the same stereotypical owner who thinks it's funny or cute when their dog is getting an aggressive bark or dominates other dogs making them unable to socialize. We have also seen numerous times owners with dogs that hump other dogs and do nothing to stop it despite other owners trying to break it up. We love this place and will keep going but it's the one down side that it seems to not have all of the same courtesy rules other parks abide by.
- DianeMore than a year agomy dog loves it - that's good enough for me!
He knows when we're near the park -- he starts barking as we approach the turn at Tilly Mill, and doesn't stop whining until I turn off the engine. This park has a hard-working group of volunteers who tidy up the park monthly, and neighborhood school and Scout troops have taken on aspects of upkeep such as installing erosion control, spreading mulch, etc. There are several areas where owners can rest -- but the park is pretty big, and owners are encouraged not to allow their dogs to be left unattended. There are several waste bag stations, as well as extras helpfully tied onto the fence periodically by volunteers -- honestly, you have little excuse not to pick up your dog's waste. There are four double-gated entrances, and the entire park is tree-filled, which is wonderfully shady in the hot Georgia weather (but the leaves in the fall can make searches for dog poop a challenge, sometimes!) The volunteer association raises funds for park fixtures by selling memorial plaques, so as you are walking around the gravel path, you'll see many wooden plaques "In memory of" and "In honor of" many dogs who have enjoyed this park over the years. One poster said that the park lacked an open field to run in, but my dog has never let that stop him from racing around the park full tilt when the mood hits him.
- ElleMore than a year agoBrook Run Dog Park
Double fenced entrances so dogs don't escape. All dogs are friendly. Great way to spend the day with your dog. It will never disapoint your best friend.
- CynPhilMore than a year agoBest Dog Park in Atlanta
We use dog parks several times a week and have traveled to several off leash dog parks in Atlanta--Piedmont Park Dog Park and Ronald Reagan Dog Park. Brook Run is the best. The trees provide shade in the heat of the summer. The park stays fairly dry after it rains and the volunteers fill in muddy spots with gravel fairly quickly. Most of the owners are well-mannered, control their dogs, and pick up their dog's waste, and there is always a playmate for out dogs or a friendly person to chat with. There are warning signs for snakes, but have not seen any in the 2 years that we've used this park and the parking was expanded in the fall of 2011, so there now is a lot of parking. If you have kids, there is a skate park and a kids playground right up the road within the main park complex itself. This is a great park.
- KristieMore than a year agoPark is OK.
This is a large and shaded dog park. There's a lot of logs and multi-level areas in the park so if you have a dog that likes to run in wide open spaces, this park isn't ideal. There's also snakes in this park, and a few have had their dogs bitten. DEFINITELY need to keep an eye on your dog in this park because it's easy for the dogs to go out of sight or get into things. I would only recommend this if you can't get to some of the parks in the other areas, like Decatur.
- AnaMore than a year agobest dog park so far
We have been to several dog parks in different states and this beats them all! Our dog loves this park and soon we'll bring our newly adopted dog with her to have fun. The park is a huge fenced wooded area but there is more beyond the back gate (not fenced though) which our dog specially loves as there is a brook where she can cool off. The first time we went to this park, a bunch of dogs went to this part of the park and were running up and down the brook chasing each other. The second time we went to the park, my dog kept nudging the back gate to get back out there. This is one stop we always make when we are in ATL.
- JacklynMore than a year agoDoggy Mommy Blogger
There is really only one word that can even come close to describing this park, and that is ohmygoshthisisthegreatestparkwehaveeverbeento! We finally had a sunny day this weekend, which was a nice break from the rainy weekends we’ve been having for the last month or two. I couldn’t let it go to waste, I had to get out to the park with Autumn. She was starting to get stir crazy and took a liking to destroying household things.
My boyfriend and I decided to we really wanted to check out Brook Run since it’s super close to his house and it was absolutely the best part of our weekend. The park itself is super easy to find, the dog park is hidden way in the back, beyond the skate park. We felt like we kept driving and driving and driving, and when we finally decided we must have passed it, there it was! Settled off to the right in the woods, very easy to miss. Best advice I can give you, just keep driving until you see a whole bunch of dogs. If you feel like you’ve been driving for miles and miles, you’re probably almost there. You can find driving directions on the site.
Once we got there and parked (limited parking available on a sunny day it seems) we let Autumn off the leash and she went nuts! Half of the fun for us was trying to find her in the park, which is gigantic. The entire park is about three heavily wooded acres (might want to bring bug spray in the warmer months) with seating for humans scattered throughout. I noticed two entrances when we walked around the perimeter of the park, which is roughly a half mile walk. It’s actually a very pleasant walk with paved paths throughout, it makes it easy to safely walk through the woods. However, if you step off the path, be prepared to trip over logs, sticks, and stumps.