The Outback

The Outback 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 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.  


Outback Rules

  • Off-Leash Dog Park is open sunrise-sunset each day
  • Only one dog per person
  • To use this area, your dog must be under voice command
  • Solid pet waste is to be picked up and disposed of
  • Dogs cannot disturb or interfere with wildlife or other Park users
  • Dogs must be on leash in all other areas of the Park or Greenline
  • Dogs must be on leash on all trails 
  • Leash length is not to exceed 10 feet


Commemorate your beloved pet on The Outback Legacy Walk, a new brick-lined walkway at the entrance to the off-leash dog area at Shelby Farms Park. At Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, we privately raise more than $2 million a year (more than 75 percent of our budget) to manage and operate Shelby Farms Park and all the amenities it offers. The Outback Legacy Walk gives donors the chance to support the Conservancy with permanent acknowledgment in a meaningful and visible area of the Park.  For more information and to place an order, Contact Caleb Tinkle at or 901-222-7248.

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