Best dog parks to take your pooch in Cobb County

Cobb County has seven dog parks - two in Cobb County parks, one in Kennesaw and two each in Marietta and Smyrna.
Two dogs are allowed for each owner in Smyrna. Three dogs each are OK in Cobb County, Kennesaw and Marietta. No pit bulls or rottweilers are allowed in Marietta's dog parks. More dog park rules are posted on the links to their websites.


Pitner Road Dog Park
 2450 Pitner Road, Acworth. Separate play areas?: Yes, two separately fenced play areas for off-leash dogs with about two acres for larger dogs and one acre for smaller dogs. Dog lot amenities: Both sunny spaces and shady, wooded areas with benches for dog owners. Each area has water fountains for dogs and "poop-mit" stations, where owners can grab a bag to pick up after their pets. A picnic shelter with four picnic tables and restroom building overlooks the playground and dog lots.  Hours: Daily dawn until dusk but closed each Wednesday morning for maintenance. 770-528-8890 

Sweat Mountain Dog Park 4346 Steinhauer Road, MariettaSeparate play areas?: Yes, an area for large dogs and an area for smaller dogs, weighing 30 pounds or less. Dog lot amenities: Benches conveniently located. Almost all shade. Hours: Daily dawn until dusk but closed each Wednesday morning for maintenance. 770-591-3160 

KENNESAW Frank Boone Dog Park Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw Separate play areas?: Yes, one each for large and small dogs. Dog lot amenities: This 1.4-acre off-leash dog park has a six-foot-high perimeter fence, doggie water fountains, spots for cleaning up Fido, disposable plastic waste bags and receptacle stations. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 770-422-9714

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Lewis Park Dog Park 475 Campbell St., Marietta Separate play areas?: Yes, for small and large breeds. No pit bulls or rottweilers are allowed. Dog lot amenities: Water spigot and three shade structures for people. Pet station with plastic bags, a dog wash station, additional benches, a message board, sodding of bare areas and pressure washing.
 Rules for other parks?: Pit bulls, rottweilers and other dogs are permitted in regular city parks but must be on a leash at all times.

Wildwood Park Dog Park
 1050 Barclay Circle, Marietta Separate play areas?: Yes, for small and large breeds but no pit bulls or rottweilers are allowed. Dog lot amenities: Picnic pavilions (first come, first served), playground, portable restroom.

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Burger Park 680 Glendale Place, Smyrna Separate play areas?: Small dog area for 30 pounds and smaller and a large dog area in this off-leash park. Dog lot amenities: No shade, so plan for early or late visits in hot weather. Poop bag dispensers, trash cans and water fountains. 678-631-5394 

Lake Court Park 3804 Lake Drive, Smyrna
 Separate play areas?: Yes, for small dogs of 30 pounds or less and a large dog area. Dog lot amenities: Heavily wooded with a playground, volleyball court, pavilion with picnic tables and an open grassed play field. 678-631-5394

For a Smyrna Field Conditions Report for the off-leash areas, call the hotline any time at 678-631-5388.

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