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Best Dog Park

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It opened on a trial basis in 2002, but thankfully, the Atlanta City Council voted in July to make the PIEDMONT PARK OFF-LEASH DOG PARK a permanent fixture. A good thing, too; metro Atlanta has too few places where dog lovers can unleash their pets to socialize, sniff each other's genitalia, and basically frolic with canine abandon. The park is thoughtfully designed, from the vinyl-covered fencing to the double gates that keep dogs from sneaking out when people come and go. And now that the park is officially sanctioned, dozens of trees have been planted and benches have been installed. A victory for pooches and their owners.

Northeast corner of Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue.

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