Parks for Pups
TOXIC BACTERIA IN LADY BIRD LAKE
A dangerous "blue green algae" growing in Lady Bird Lake is posing a threat to dogs. It is recommended to keep your dogs out of the water until further notice! Click here to learn more.
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Off-leash City Ordinances
While in off-leash areas, please observe these rules:
- Dogs must be within sight and sound control of Owners/handlers at all times
- Dogs in heat are not allowed in off-leash areas
- Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs as required by State Law
- Owners/handlers must clean up after their dogs and deposit waste into a trash can
- Aggressive dogs must be removed from public spaces immediately
On-leash City Ordinances
The City of Austin enforces ordinances related to the tethering of dogs within City limits:
Except in public areas where restraint of a dog is not required (off-leash dog parks), an owner or handler of a dog shall keep the dog under restraint. A person holding a dog on a leash or lead shall keep the dog under control at all times. Click below to learn more about the City of Austin's on-leash rules!
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