Austin-Area Dog Parks

Bark in the Park!

Is the social distancing making you and your four-legged best friend a little stir-crazy? You both probably want to get out of the house and stretch your legs! Luckily, the Austin area has no shortage of great dog parks in town where you can socially distance while they get their play on and run off some of that energy! Here is our favorite places to take our furry friends…

Auditorium Shores Dog Park

Local Austin favorite right on Lady Bird Lake looking into downtown Austin! Auditorium Shores Dog Park900 W Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78704

Barkin’ Springs 

A canine-friendly watering hole just below Austin’s famous Barton Springs Pool! Barkin Springs – 2201 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78746

Bee Cave Dog Park 

Dog park run by the City of Bee Cave with huge open fields and two fenced area for your dog to play! Bee Cave Dog Park – 13676 Bee Cave Pkwy Bee Cave, TX 78738

Cedar Bark Park 

A 5-acre off-leash park with a pond, showers and water fountains, plus a separate area for small dogs! Cedar Bark Park – 2525 W New Hope Dr. Cedar Park, TX 78613

Norwood Estate Dog Park 

Fenced-off dog park with some park benches, tree shade, water supply & drinking bowls at I-35 & East Riverside. Norwood Estate Dog Park – 1009 Edgecliff Terrace Austin, TX 78704

Northtown Dog Park 

Large, fenced dog park with plenty of shade and obstacles for dogs to enjoy! Northtown Dog Park – 14401 Harris Ridge Blvd. Pflugerville, TX 78660

Onion Creek District Park 

The Onion Creek Greenbelt is a 106-acre park with trails, woods and water, all off-leash! Onion Creek District Park – 7002 Onion Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78744

West Austin Park & Wading Pool

A small, shaded off-leash dog park completely fenced – great for dogs and owners! West Austin Park & Wading Pool – 1317 W 10th St. Austin, TX 78703

Yard Bar 

Hip central Austin park with sandwiches, cocktails and pet treats – plenty of space for your furry friends to roam! Yard Bar – 6700 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78757

Zilker Metropolitan Park 

Huge central Austin park with miles of trails, plenty of space and water for pets to explore and enjoy! Zilker Metropolitan Park – 2100 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704


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Dog Parks and Off Leash Play Areas 

These free outdoor locations are places where your furry friend can romp around in the sunshine leash-free! For the safety of you, your pet and others, be sure to be caught up on flea prevention and vaccinations and be aware of the behavior or surrounding animals at play. City ordinances apply in parks. Please observe the rules posted on the Parks and Recreation websites and at the parks. 

  • Auditorium Shores 920 W. Riverside Dr, Austin 
  • Barking Springs William Barton Dr, Austin 
  • Bull Creek District Dog Park 6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin 
  • Devine Lake Off Lead Area 1000 Maple Creek, Leander 
  • Emma Long Metropolitan Park 1600 City Park Rd, Austin 
  • Far West ROW Between Great Northern Blvd. & Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin
  • Mary Moore Searight Metro Park 907 Slaughter Ln., Austin 
  • Northeast District Park 5909 Crystalbrook Dr, Austin 
  • Norwood Tract at Townlake Metro Park I-35 and Riverside Dr, Austin 
  • Onion Creek Greenbelt 6900 Onion Creek Dr, Austin 
  • Red Bud Isle 3401 Red Bud Trl, Unit Cr, Austin 
  • Round Rock Dog Depot 800 Deerfoot Dr, Round Rock
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt 2600-2799 Lamar Blvd, Austin
  • Walnut Creek Metro Park 12138 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin 
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park 1317 W 10th St, Austin 
  • Zilker Dog Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin

Pet Friendly Restaurants 

These locations are among the handfull of places where your furry friends are welcome to dine with you on a patio! When you arrive, please confirm with the staff where to sit…stay…and eat. 

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Pet Shelters & Sanctuaries 

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Veterinary Services 

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