Living in Austin means there are many opportunities to explore nature with Fido, but space to run is always a high priority. Below are five recommendations from Austin Parks Foundation for off-leash dog areas, where you and your dog can freely enjoy the beauty of Austin’s parks to the fullest. Have other favorites? Tag us in your park adventures at @austinparksfdn on social media and let us know! Here are 5 recommended off-leash dog parks for y’all to check out:
1. West Austin Park
If you are looking for a fully-fenced park, West Austin Park is the place to be. This is a great spot for dogs to meet new fur-friends, run and jump on the graduated stone walls and roam free. At just 3-acres, West Austin Park packs plenty of fun per square inch. The park has basketball, tennis, picnic tables, and a pool in addition to the off-leash area.
2. Onion Creek District Park
People know and love the Onion Creek District Park for its peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Did we mention there’s a greenbelt as well? Check out the off-leash trail and enjoy some bonding time with each other. The secluded park is the perfect place to have a fun day with your furry best friend!
3. Mary Moore Searight Metro Park
Mary Moore Searight is not your average park. With 300 acres and amenities such as disc golf, grills, and even horseback riding trails, there’s plenty to see and do. More importantly, it has a great trail starting on South First Street for you and your pup to enjoy a stroll in nature.
4. Shoal Creek Greenbelt
With nearly 10 miles of trails, Shoal Creek Greenbelt is a great spot to take your furry friend! Enjoy the shade trees, greenery, and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
5. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park is 294-acres of fun! This park has everything from sport facilities to playgrounds and a pool. With more than 11 miles of trails running along the creek, you can explore all day.
Ready for an Off-Leash Adventure?
Looking for more off-leash areas in the Austin area? Check out our Parks for Pups page or this map! Learn more about the rules and regulations of off-leash areas on the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s website.