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ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the Atlanta area can take their furry children to the Henry Jones Dog Park in Brook Run Park for some off-leash exercise. This fully wooded park in Dunwoody is four acres large however; it doesn’t have a water fountain. Dogs can drink from a community water bucket which is provided by the park.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

W Atlanta - Perimeter Springs Into Easter with Special Brunch for Guests and Their Pups on the Patio

W Atlanta - Perimeter Springs Into Easter with Special Brunch for Guests and Their Pups on the Patio

Labs and Bassets and Bunnies – Oh my! W Atlanta – Perimeter invites guests to bring their favorite four legged friends to become a part of the first annual Easter Dog Parade.  On Easter Sunday, April 24, a special brunch benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society will be hosted on the patio of the property’s restaurant, Savu.


Guests are encouraged to dress their pooches in their favorite Easter attire as they compete for the W version of “Best in Show.”  Whether dogs want to don bunny ears, come clad as a colorful Easter egg, or get into the spirit as a spring chicken, they can strut their stuff during the Easter Dog Parade.  There will be opportunities for the four legged guests to win in the categories of Best Easter Inspired AttireBest Puppy (for those ages 2 and under) and Best Senior (f

Do You Have the Cutest Dog in Atlanta?

Submit a photo of your adorable dog to Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest.

Submissions are being accepted until Sept. 26. From there, Metromix will select four groups of 25 dogs to compete for a spot in the finals.

The finalists will each win fabulous prizes, including gift baskets from Glamour Paws and gift certificates from Pets and the Sity, and the grand prize promises to be amazing!

Visit Metromix Atlanta for more information and the official contest rules.