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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Dog Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Fetch Park (Featured)

Best Dog Walking Spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Cityscape
Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

Best Dog Walking Spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Cityscape
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best Dog Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Fetch Park (Featured)

Best Dog Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Fetch Park (Featured)

Best Dog Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best Dog Walking Spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Cityscape
East Palisades Trail (Featured)

Best Dog Walking Spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Cityscape
Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Cityscape
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Cityscape
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best new place to let the dogs out BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Freedom Barkway

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Best dog park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Cityscape
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)

Runner-up: ParkGrounds


142 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E., 678-528-9901, www.parkgrounds.com

Best Place to Get Over the Fact that Your Landlord Doesn't Allow Dogs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)
Located just north of where Park Drive crosses from Monroe Drive into Piedmont Park, the PIEDMONT PARK DOG PARK is where the city's pooches, from Great Danes to Pekinese, run wild. The 2.5-acre doggie playground also has a separate fenced-in plot for small dogs and puppies. The place is paradise formore...

Located just north of where Park Drive crosses from Monroe Drive into Piedmont Park, the PIEDMONT PARK DOG PARK is where the city's pooches, from Great Danes to Pekinese, run wild. The 2.5-acre doggie playground also has a separate fenced-in plot for small dogs and puppies. The place is paradise for dog-watchers - and perfect for Atlantans who don't have a Fido of their own to scratch that dog-owning itch.
www.piedmontpark.org.

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Best Place to Meet Man's Best Friend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Mason Mill Dog Park
MASON MILL DOG PARK is metro Atlanta's ground zero in the canine-oriented recreation craze. The shady, fenced, half-acre romping zone features park benches for humans, "Dog Pot" courtesy bags for pooches and a drinking fountain for man and beast, as well as plenty of communal tennis balls with requisitemore...
MASON MILL DOG PARK is metro Atlanta's ground zero in the canine-oriented recreation craze. The shady, fenced, half-acre romping zone features park benches for humans, "Dog Pot" courtesy bags for pooches and a drinking fountain for man and beast, as well as plenty of communal tennis balls with requisite dried slobber. If you own a mutt, it's "the" place to mingle with your fellow dog people. If you don't, it's a fine opportunity to hang with the dogs without going to the trouble of buying and cleaning up after one. "1400 McConnell Drive" less...

Best Dog Park BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)
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 basicallymore...
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." less...

Best Dog Walking Spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Cityscape
Candler Park (Featured)
Dogs rule the world and humans smell of moldy tennis balls on the Candler Park Path. Keep an eye out for Animal Control if you let Rover run wild in the open field. The path is shared with joggers and cyclists so be sure to keep some baggies in your pocket to scoop the poop.

Best Dog Walking Spot BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Cityscape
Piedmont Dog Park (Featured)
Scanning the lush, green expanse of Piedmont Park on its busiest weekend afternoons, anyone can see at least half the visitors are quadrupeds. Piedmont is a doggie cotillion: a place for the hippest Midtown pups to meet and greet. But all good parties leave their share of messes, so park officials askmore...
Scanning the lush, green expanse of Piedmont Park on its busiest weekend afternoons, anyone can see at least half the visitors are quadrupeds. Piedmont is a doggie cotillion: a place for the hippest Midtown pups to meet and greet. But all good parties leave their share of messes, so park officials ask that all pets visiting Piedmont be leashed and cleaned up after. less...

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