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BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- 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 Douglasville can take their furry children to the Deer Lick Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is fenced and smaller dogs and larger dogs have separate play areas. The park is located at 2105 Mack Road in Douglasville.

Burger Park in Smyrna is, also, an off-leash park and is moderately sized, for its type.

Converse Unveils Basketball Court At Atlanta's Historic Piedmont Park

Converse Unveils Basketball Court At Atlanta's Historic Piedmont Park

I was excited to be apart of the Unveiling of the first basketball court in Piedmont Park to Converse Open Gym youth and members of the community last evening. Keeping with the spirit to encourage our youth to stay active and involved in extra curricular activities, Converse donated the sport cork courts to Piedmont Park not only  because their heritage is rooted in the sport of basketball and they are committed to giving back to our youth at the grassroots level but more specifically to Piedmont because of its historic and iconic destination in Atlanta. Converse felt there was no better place than Piedmont Park to leave a permanent stamp on Atlanta.

Multimedia personality Rashan Ali served as the court dedication moderator, as other dignitaries such as Julius “Dr.

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

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Now is the best time to register for the City of Atlanta’s summer camp; Camp Best Friends

Now is the best time to register for the City of Atlanta’s summer camp; Camp Best Friends

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the City of Atlanta) 

The summer months are just a few weeks away, and the school year is coming to a close.  Now is the best time to register for the City of Atlanta’s summer camp.  Registration for Camp Best Friends is open for youth ages 5 to 16.  There will be four specialty camps including one residential camp, 12 day camps, and two teen camps.  The regular camp season starts May 31st and runs through July 22.  The extended camp will be available from July 25th through August 5th at four locations.

“Camp Best Friends is celebrating 30 years of service to the metro Atlanta youth and families,” said Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs George Dusenbury.   "There are plenty of spots available as we continue to honor Mayor Reed's commitment to youth development in the City of Atlanta.” 

The summer program will provide a variety of fun and age-appropriate activities including field trips, sports, special events, arts and crafts, nutrition, physical fitness, and games under the supervision of trained staff. 

The Camp Best Friends location sites for ages 5-16 are: 

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$150 for One Week of Circus Summer Camp IN DUNWOODY (52% off, $310 value)

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