Is there any better way to spend the weekend than with your doggo at a park, playing fetch or introducing him to other fur friends, or letting him cool off in some water during this heat wave?! Absolutely not. Here are our favorite spots to do just that around town!
Updated June 2021
There's no denying how fun Mutt’s Cantina is! This Uptown dog park is 1/2 adult fun and 1/2 dog fun, filled with a bar, TVs, great food and drink menus and two dog parks, one for the big guys and another for the little guys. Grab a marg and a burger and mingle with the other dog owners while the pups play! Follow them on IG to keep up with their events for you and your dog!
DAILY, MONTHLY OR YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS | UPTOWN | DIRECTIONS
BACON’S DOG PARK
The residential and retail space, the Shacks at Austin Ranch, offers plenty of amenities from six different restaurants to live entertainment to community events and more! Its dog park, Bacon's, is perfect for your dog to run around off-leash in either a big or small-dog area filled with benches and play structures. You can purchase a monthly or yearly membership or get free access if you live in their apartment communities!
MONTHLY OR YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS | THE COLONY | DIRECTIONS
photo courtesy of Bacon's Dog Park
You wouldn’t be able to tell from the photo, but this off-leash dog park is 22 acres large! We will repeat, 22 acres! It’s the largest of its kind in North Texas, and includes a pond, a dog beach, a 6 foot wide loop trail, a pavilion and a doggy shower, and lots more! It’s maybe the most decked out, luxurious and TEXAS dog park you can expect!
FREE | CLOSED TUESDAY | FAR NORTH DALLAS | DIRECTIONS
WHITE ROCK LAKE DOG PARK
This 3-acre off-leash dog park, is located on the northwest side of White Rock Lake Park and includes areas for both big and small dogs, dog washes, splash zones, benches, shade and more! It’s really great if you’re planning to take your doggo with you on your waking, running, biking or hiking adventure around the White Rock area! They can cool off and meet some friends afterwards! And it’s FREE!
FREE | CLOSED MONDAY | WHITE ROCK LAKE | DIRECTIONS
photo courtesy of White Rock Lake Dog Park
MY BEST FRIEND’S PARK AT KLYDE WARREN
If you live near Klyde Warren, this park is perfect for you and your pup! Beyond the live music, events, free fitness classes and food trucks, this dog park is FREE and adorable! It’s a really well manicured space and while not huge, aka don’t bring your pup if he’s ready to run a few miles, is a really great resource for the area and has some cute features and a fountain!
FREE | OPEN DURING PARK HOURS | DOWNTOWN | DIRECTIONS
photo courtesy of Klyde Warren Park
CENTRAL DOG PARK
This super hidden, off-the-beaten path dog park lies in the backyard of Central Christian Church in West Highland Park. It’s no frills and very basic with wood chips and lawn chairs as decor. The space is HUGE, there’s never many people there, and there’s a really nice complimentary dog wash!
FREE | DAILY | WEST HIGHLAND PARK | DIRECTIONS
This huge baseball field-esque dog park is huge and offers ample grass for your furry friends to run around until they can’t anymore. There’s both small and big dog areas along with shade, benches and water throughout! It’s pretty much as simple as that! So head there and let your doggo run free!
FREE | COLONY | DIRECTIONS
BEST OF THE REST:
Bark Park Central in Deep Ellum
Central Commons off Lemmon Ave. & Inwood Rd
Hound Mound Dog Park in Flower Mound
Jack Carter Dog Park in Plano
Tails n Trails Dog Park in Arlington
Main Street Garden Park in Downtown
Swiss & Liberty Dog Park in East Dallas
Wagging Tail Dog Park in Addison
Westminster Community on Lovers Lane