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Fetch Park, an Atlanta-born off-leash dog park bar and social hub, this week announced it has opened its Alpharetta park with an addition not seen in its other parks — two regulation beach volleyball courts. There’s also an on-leash dog-friendly patio and a shipping container bar featuring frozen cocktails and food offerings, according to a press release.
Fetch’s volleyball courts will host league play as well as multiple tournaments a year. Fetch will be hosting their first tournament July 15 through July 17, 2022 with the winners of this two vs two tournament winning a four-night trip to Kona, Hawaii.
“We are beyond excited to continue to evolve the Fetch brand as a community builder,” said Fetch Founder and CEO Stephen Ochs. “This includes the introduction of our phase 2 features for select future expansion parks, including beach volleyball courts. We wanted to make waves with our first tournament, so we partnered with Kona Island Seltzer to create a once in a lifetime experience for the winners.”
The tournament, which will also serve as a fundraiser for local Alpharetta non-profit Canine Assistants will carry a $200 entry fee per team with the top team winning a trip to Kona, Hawaii complete with round-trip airfare, transportation to and from the airport, four nights of lodging, as well as planned activities on the big island. The second-place team will walk away with free food from Cubanos for a year, with third place receiving free pairs of Allbirds shoes.
The tournament will be set up as single elimination, with the first team to score 21 points advancing. From the quarterfinals on each match will be officiated and winners will advance if they are the first team to win two sets to 21 points. Sign-ups will begin this Friday at the Alpharetta location and will continue until July 11th or until the limited amount of team slots available are filled.
Fetch Park Alpharetta officially opened their volleyball courts and shipping container bar and restaurant on Friday, July, 2022. Local fast casual concept Cubanos will operate as their on-site restaurant and will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 pm. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Fetch Park Alpharetta is Fetch’s fourth park to open and is similar in look and feel to their other locations featuring green space covered in durable, mud-free field turf, cooling stations and a bath area, shaded seating, Wi-Fi throughout and multiple Ultra Bright Outdoor Televisions.
The crown jewel of the “BARk” is a vintage Airstream equipped with a selection of beer, wine and spirits, as well as a complete coffee bar filled with exclusive blends. A nod to founder Stephen Ochs’ baseball past, the design of the park itself resembles an old-school minor-league baseball field with murals, concessions at the airstream, fences enclosing the space and illuminated signage. Fetch Park employs attendants, called “Woof Wardens,” to ensure the safety of all dogs and guests and maintain the grounds.
Founded by Ochs in 2018 after a five-year journey that involved numerous hurdles including hearing “no” from 86 banks due to the uniqueness of the concept, Fetch Park was born out of his desire to create a safe place to socialize with both Ochs’ beloved boxer Oakley and his friends.
“We’ve listened to our guests’ overwhelming desire to add more locations to the metro Atlanta area,” says Ochs. “We’re thrilled to work hand in hand with the city of Alpharetta to make Fetch happen in the best way possible for the many dogs and humans in the neighborhood who love the Fetch Park experience but want it closer to home.”
Fetch is free for humans to enter and enjoy, with a membership program available for dogs to enter the off-leash park. Entrance to the off-leash park for pups ranges from a daily $10 rate to monthly and annual membership options. Members can enjoy all Fetch locations under their membership dues. To enter the property, all dogs are required to have up-to-date vaccinations on file and be spayed or neutered if eight months or older.