Unleash Your Dog at the Barking Lot

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 14th 2011 2908 0

Downtown dog owners, take note – the Barking Lot is open.

The Barking Lot dog park, Memphis, Tenn.

The Barking Lot is (at this point) downtown Memphis' only dedicated dog park. It's in the footprint of an old building, which means that the small, fenced park fits neatly on the street.

I stopped by today with Henry, my big, excited lab-boxer mix. While the Barking Lot is an excellent place to give your dog a bathroom break (and bonus, they provide poo bags), it's also a perfect outlet for dogs that need a little extra socialization.

Party at the Barking Lot, Memphis, Tenn.

Once you and your dog are inside the park's double gates, you're free to let your dog off his leash and kick back on a bench while he exhausts himself by frolicking with other pups.

You can also get some food – the Barking Lot has a special dedicated parking space for food trucks. When I was there today, the Fuel Cafe truck was parked there, serving up tacos.

Fuel Cafe Truck Parked at the Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is free and open daily, and all people must be accompanied by dogs (and vice versa).

Go there:

The Barking Lot

Corner of Main St. and Jefferson

Memphis, Tenn. 38103

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Kristen says:

    Are there hours of operation? Or is it just dawn till dusk? I would like to check it out when I am in town!

  2. Molly says:

    Awww, that's Lebron awkwardly sniffing Henry's butt!

  3. chris little says:

    why is there no picture of "Scout" the large dog that greets all that come to the dog park?

  4. chris says:

    thanks for the infromation

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