If you want to visit the best dog parks in Texas, below we’ve featured 9 you should take a look at.
1. Red Bud Isle
Situated on a green patch, surrounded by the Colorado river, dog owners can find Red Bud Isle Dog Park. The park is Austin city’s go-to off-leash dog park. Red Bud Isle covers 13 acres and features open recreational spaces, hiking trails, and freedom for dogs.
Red Bud Isle offers parking for dog owners, but no other amenities. Dog owners can allow their dogs to roam free, but they must remain in sight of their dogs.
Red Bud Isle is open 24 hours every day.
More information can be found on Red Bud Isle here.
2. White Rock Lake Dog Park
Located in Dallas, White Rock Lake Dog Park is an off-leash dog park complete with trails, grassy areas, and a lake. The dog park covers 3-acres. It has two fenced-in areas—one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs.
White Rock Lake Dog Park features picnic tables, drinking fountains, benches, free parking, and pet waste stations. There is a water access point for dogs who like to swim as well.
White Rock Lake Dog Park is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 am to 11 pm.
Find more information on White Rock Lake Dog Park here.
3. Fort Woof Dog Park
Fort Woof Dog Park is a large, off-leash park located in Fort Worth. The dog park has two fenced-in areas—one for dogs over 40 pounds and one for those under 40 pounds. Each fenced-in area has water fountains for dogs and humans, picnic tables, and pest water facilities.
Fort Woof Dog Park requires dogs to be vaccinated with rabies and over 4 months old. Dog owners must be from Fort Worth. They must also keep a watchful eye over their dogs and keep them on a leash when entering and exiting the property.
Fort Woof Dog Park is open every day from 5 am to 11:30 pm.
Fort Woof Dog park information is listed here.
4. Woodlawn Lake Dog Park
Located in Woodlawn Lake Park in San Antonio, dog owners can find an expansive dog park. The dog offers plenty of green space, water fountains, and dog cleanup areas. Dog owners can also find picnic tables, restrooms, pavilions, and more.
Woodlawn Lake Dog Park requires dogs to be on leashes when entering and exiting the property. Dog owners must also clean up after dogs.
Woodlawn Lake Dog Park is open from 5 am to midnight every day.
More information on Woodlawn Lake Dog Park is listed here.
5. Z Bonz Dog Park
Built on a former golf course in Fort Worth, Z Bonz Dog Park is a large grassy park open to dogs of all breeds and sizes. Altogether, the park covers 10 acres, which is between two sections for dogs of different sizes.
Z Bonz Dog Park also has shelters and areas that hold agility items, water fountains, and ponds. Picnic tables are also located around the park. Dogs must have city licensed tags to enter the property. They must also stay on leashes when entering and exiting.
Z Bonz Dog Park is open every day except Monday, from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm.
More information on Z Bonz Dog Park can be found here.
6. Pearsall Dog Park
Pearsall Park is a 505-acre property in San Antonio built for family fun, recreation, and outdoor gatherings. The park also holds Pearsall Dog Park, a large fenced-in space for dogs of all sizes. The dog park covers 1.5 acres and provides water fountains, walking paths, dog waste stations, and plenty of benches.
Dog owners must keep a watchful eye over their dogs in the park. Dog owners must place leashes on their dogs when coming into or exiting the dog park.
Pearsall Dog Park is open daily from 5 am to 11 pm.
Find more information on Pearsall Dog Park here.
7. Johnny Steele Dog Park
In Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park, dog owners can find the Johnny Steele Dog Park. The dog park is a 2-acre area that includes a pond, dog washing area, benches, shade structures, and water fountains for both dogs and humans. The park also offers a smaller area sectioned off only for small dogs.
Johnny Steele Dog Park prohibits dog owners from bringing more than two dogs per visit. Each dog is only allowed one hour in the park per visit. Upon entering and exiting, dogs must be on a leash.
Johnny Steele Dog Park is open daily from 7 am to 8 pm.
Find more information on Johnny Steele Dog Park here.
8. Norwood Estate Dog Park
Located along the Colorado River in Austin, the Norwood Estate Dog Park provides dogs and owners with a haven for play and relaxing. The dog park has fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. Inside the park, there are water fountains, benches, and shade from trees.
Norwood Estate Dog Park requires dog owners to keep an eye on their dogs and clean up after them whenever necessary. Furthermore, no aggressive dogs are allowed in the area.
Norwood Estate Park is open from 5 am to 10 pm every day.
Find more information on Norwood Estate Dog Park here.
9. City of Mesquite Dog Park
Just outside of Dallas, the City of Mesquite Dog Park is a large park open to all dogs. The park takes up roughly 30,000 square feet. Inside, the park, there are separate areas for large and small dogs. Once the dogs are inside the fenced-in areas, they can be off-leash.
The park provides benches, water fountains, and street parking. The City of Mesquite Dog Park requires dog owners to supervise their dogs at all times. Any dog waste must be cleaned immediately.
The City of Mesquite Dog Park is open 24 hours to visitors.
Further information on the City of Mesquite Dog Park can be found here.
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