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Having your favorite canine join you while you’re out and about is a great time, but in most places, your pup will have to be on a leash while accompanying you. Leashes aren’t always our dogs’ favorite things, though, so it’s helpful to know where the off-leash areas in your city are. After all, you want your pet to have the chance to romp and play somewhere bigger than your backyard!
If you live in Austin, Texas, you’re in luck because this city has plenty of off-leash areas you can take your dog—particularly parks. Whether you’re in the mood for some hiking, prefer to laze by a river or creek, or just want a dog park where you can grab a drink, Austin has you covered. Below are 15 great off-leash dog parks in Austin, Texas, that you can visit today!
The 15 Beautiful Off-Leash Dog Parks in Austin, Texas
1. Auditorium Shores Off-Leash Park
Near river, so dogs can splash and play
Entire park is not off-leash, only certain areas
Features a dog drinking fountain
For people, there are hiking trails and picnic areas
Off-leash area is not fully fenced in and is near a busy road, so caution is advised
11 AM to 10 PM (Sunday thru Wednesday); Noon to 10 PM (Thursday thru Saturday)
$9 per dog; memberships also available
🐕 Off-leash allowed?:
Dog park and bar
Dog park only allows people who are 21+
All dogs must be spayed or neutered
Pups must be 4 months or older
Only 2 dogs per person allowed
15. Zilker Metro Park Off-Leash Dog Area
45-acre area of the 350-acre Zilker Metro Park is designated off-leash
Huge area of grass for dogs to run and play
Dog area is not fenced in, though, and is near busy roads, so be cautious
Rest of the park dogs must be leashed while you explore trails, lakes, springs, and more
As dog parents, we love spending time with our canine pals. And Austin, Texas, seems to be a pretty dog-friendly place, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding great spots to visit with your favorite pup. If parks are your thing, though, you can visit any of the 15 parks listed here and have a wonderful time with your pet!
Featured Image Credit: Roman Seliutin, Shutterstock
Misty Layne lives out in the woods in small-town Alabama with her two Siamese—Serafina and Jasper. She also has an array of stray cats, raccoons, and possums who like to call her front porch home. When she’s not writing about animals, you’ll find her writing poetry, stories, and film reviews (the animals are, by far, her favorite writing topic, though!). In her free time, Misty enjoys chilling with her cats, playing piano, watching indie and foreign films, photographing abandoned places, and catching up on her never-ending TBR list. …Read more
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