Shelby Farms Park is a popular place for pups! Dogs must be on-leash, leash in hand at all times in the Park and on the Greenline, including unpaved forest trails. Local leash laws apply. However, The Outback features more than 100 acres that are designated for off-leash fun for you and your pup!
There are three ways to celebrate and support you pup's favorite place to play this August!
1. Shelby Farms Park is in the running to win a $5,000 grant from PetSafe for The Outback Off-Leash Area, and all we need to win is your vote! Bark for your park by voting daily through August 31. Click the button below or visit barkforyourpark.petsafe.com!
2. Honor or memorialize your pet with a commemorative paver stone on the Legacy Walk or custom dog tag to be displayed on a special sign in The Outback. Bonus: Dog Tags on sale for $25 this month! Proceeds from your gift will help support this special space. Click the button below to honor your pet today!
3. Give a gift that gives back to your pup’s favorite play space!
The Outback operates on donor support, and a $5 gift from you will make a paw-sitive impact!
The Outback is a multi-use use area that offers more than 100 acres of open fields, ponds and unpaved trails for off-leash fun! You will encounter cyclists, hikers, horses, runners, anglers and other off-leash dogs while you're there. Gates 11, 12 + 13 are located on Trinity Road and Raleigh-Lagrange Road on the northeastern side of the Park.
The Outback is open daily from sunrise to sunset and features a water fountain with a doggie bowl and a dog wash station.
Looking for info about algae in the Park? Check out the video below, download this poster, or head to one of the kiosks at the main entrances to The Outback for on-the-ground info!
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TIPS TO ENJOY THE OUTBACK OFF-LEASH DOG PARK
Dog Tags in the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park
Honor or remember a favorite pet with a personalized dog tag that hangs on a special sign in the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park. They come in a variety of shapes and colors! Find out more here.
Paver Stone on the Legacy Walk
Honor or remember a favorite pet with a paver stone. These special stones are located the Outback Off-Leash Dog Park. Find out more here.
Gifts for Dogs
Looking for cool gifts for your four-legged friend? Head over to the Lake's Edge Gift Shop in the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center where you'll find toys, water bowls and more!
⚠️ The Woodland Discovery Playground is temporarily closed as we replace the safety surfacing.