For Dogs

Fun Unleashed

While dogs are welcome on-leash at Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline, the Park also offers more than 100 acres of open fields, lakes and unpaved trails for off-leash fun in The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park!

The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park

The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and provides more than 100 acres of area designated for off-leash activities for you and your four-legged pal.

The Outback is also home to trails, lakes and ponds for your enjoyment. Please remember that in all other areas of the Park and on the Greenline, your dogs must be kept on leash.

The Outback is a multi-use area. You'll encounter cyclists, hikers, horses and runners. Gates 11, 12 + 13 are located on Trinity Road and Raleigh-Lagrange Road on the northeastern side of the Park. The Outback features a water fountain with a doggie bowl and a dog wash station.

The Outback is generously sponsored by Jim Keras Subaru. It's dog tested + dog approved.   

Memphis Veterinary Specialists (MVS) serves as our Emergency Veterinary Care partner for the Outback Off Leash Dog Park. Located just around the corner from the Outback, MVS will provide the best care in the field for your pet.  


  • Keep a ratio of one dog per person
  • Make sure your dog is responsive to your verbal commands
  • Pick up and dispose of solid pet waste
  • Don’t let your dog disturb or interfere with wildlife or other Park users
  • Recognize that your dog may not get along with all other dogs
  • Supervise your pup at all times and interrupt any rough play
  • Think carefully about bringing treats to the park and use them only when other dogs aren’t around

Looking for other ways to celebrate your pup?


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 Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center where you'll find toys, water bowls and more!

K-9 Academy
Classes including obedience and socialization are offered in this special series for furry friends.  Find out more here

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