Dog owners love to hang around and socialize in dog parks, add a bar to the mix, and you have an instant gathering spot. Fetch Park is doing just that with the first off-leash dog park bar concept in Georgia. They have announced they will open a location in the Buckhead Village in winter 2021. Going by the name BARk, the greenspace will be located across from Biltong Bar and will welcome pups and humans alike to “Unleash & Unwind.”
Similar in look and feel to their flagship location in Old Fourth Ward, the space will offer turf, cooling stations, a bath area, shaded seating, WiFi access and multiple televisions. Visitors will enjoy beverages served from a vintage Airstream trailer which will sell coffee, beer, wine, and spirits. The greenspace will be designed to resemble an old school minor league baseball field complete with themed murals.
Attendance is free for humans and comes with a $10/day fee per dog with monthly or annual membership options available. So-called “Bark Attendants” will ensure that all guests – human and canine alike – are safe and enjoy their visit.
There are also a few rules for dog visitors at every Fetch location: pups must be at least 4 months old, all dogs 8 months and older must be spayed or neutered, they cannot have fleas and ticks, they must be friendly and non-aggressive around people and other dogs, and must be up to date on vaccinations per current vet records.
“We have listened to our park guests’ overwhelming desire to bring more locations to the Atlanta area,” said Fetch founder Stephen Ochs. “Partnering with Jamestown lets us make Fetch happen in Buckhead in the best way possible for the many dogs and humans who love the Fetch Park experience but want it closer to home.”
The Buckhead location will open to the public at around the same time the organization will launch a new location in Alpharetta as well, bringing the total number of Fetch locations to three. This development alongside recent pop-ups, innovative designs of communal spaces, and bigger picture plans recently announced, are indicative of Jamestown’s clever and fresh approach to the revitalization of Buckhead Village into a central hub for people to shop, dine, and play in the heart of Buckhead.