The Ultimate Off-Leash Dog Parks List

My goal with this blog is to facilitate all dog owners in Austin with things to do, places to go and everything in-between for you and your furry best friend. So I did some research and put together the ultimate list of off-leash parks for your dog to run free. I plan to add more parks as I find them, so make sure to bookmark this page and never run out of places to take your dog to ‘Unleash the Fun’

Remember, for the safety of your dogs and others’, never let your dog off-leash in undesignated areas (also you don’t want to pay the $500 fine). If you want to know more about Austin’s City Ordinances related to off-leash areas, click here.

The Official City of Austin Off-Leash Public Parks List

The Parks and Recreation Department operates 12 off-leash areas in Austin for you to enjoy with your dog. I also included few adjacent area parks like Pflugerville, Cedar Park and Bee Cave for y’alls convenience.

Auditorium Shores

920 W. Riverside Dr, Austin TX 78704
(512) 974-6700

Off-Leash Area is a 3-acre site that has been recently developed with an open fenced area.

 

Barking Springs
2101 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746
(512) 867-3080


(Photo Credit: Lars Plougmann via Flickr CC)

Is approximately 1 acre in size.  It is just outside Barton Springs on the east side.

 


Bee Cave Dog

13676 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX 78738


(Photo Credit: wayoutwestaustin.com)

 


Cedar Bark Park

2525 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500


(Photo Credit: cedarparkfun.com)

 


Davis White Northeast

6705 Crystalbrook Dr, Austin TX 78724


(Photo Credit: GoPetFriendly)

Off-Leash Area is a 58 acre area that sits on Davis White Northeast Neighborhood Park and Walnut Creek Greenbelt.

 


Emma Long

1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
(512) 974-1831


(Photo Credit: Subasri Pillai)

Off-Leash area is a 193 acre area that has a 2 Mile Trail.

 


Great Northern

7099 Great Northern Blvd, Austin, TX 78757


(Photo Credit: Austin Parks & Recreation)

Off-Leash Area is a 10 acre area owned and maintained by the Watershed Protection Department.

 


Harris Ridge Dog Park

14400 Harris Ridge Blvd Pflugerville, TX 78660


(Photo Credit: Amrit Uprety)

 


Mary Moore Searight

907 West Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78748
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Brian Fitzsimmons)

Off-Leash Area is a 39 acre area with a 1.22 mile trail.

 


Mills Pond

15099 Mallard Green Ln, Austin, TX, US, 78728


(Photo Credit: Vince Jones)

 


Norwood Estate Dog Park

1009 Edgecliff Ter, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Austin Police Association)

Off-Leash area is a 1.77 acre area that is fenced in.  There is a small dog area and mixed area.

 


Onion Creek Greenbelt

7002 Onion Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78744
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Kathleen S.)

Off-Leash area is a 106-acre area that is open and has many trails.

 


Pease Park

1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX, US, 78703


(Photo Credit: communityimpact.com)

 


Red Bud Isle

3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Facebook Red Bud Isle)

Off-Leash Area is a 13-acre area that is surrounded by Lady Bird Lake.

 


Round Rock Dog Depot at Lake Creek Park

800 Deerfoot Dr, Round Rock, TX, US, 78664


(Photo Credit: doggoes.com)

 


Shoal Creek Greenbelt

2600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Katie Trayser via Free Fun in Austin)

Off-Leash Area is a 30-acre area.

 


Triangle Park Off-Leash Area

4660 Triangle Ave, Austin, TX 78751


(Photo Credit: Harris Bretz)

 


Walnut Creek Metro Park

12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
(512) 974-6700

Off-Leash Area is a 200 Acre area that includes various trails.

 


Zilker Metro Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Mwyzykowski0821 via Wikipedia)

Off-Leash area is a 45-acre open area of the Great Lawn.

 

The Privately Owned Park List

These parks are privately owned so they will have a door fee. Each park has their own rules so make sure to visit their websites to read more about these (links provided).

D Pet Hotel (Indoor Park)
7101 West Highway 71 Austin, TX 78735
(512) 817-1773


(Photo Credit: D Pet Hotel)


Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park

3800 County Road 175, Leander, TX
(512) 630-5699


(Photo Credit: Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park)

 


Work & Woof
(Indoor Park)
4930 South Congress, Building A, Austin, TX
(512) 460-1488


(Photo Credit: Ruff Adventures)

 


Yard Bar

6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 900-3773

 

 

The Not-So-Official, Don’t-Say-I-Didn’t-Tell-You, Go-Off-Leash-On-Your-Own-Risk, I’m-Not-Taking-The-Blame-List


Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake

Shores Park, 1820 S. Lakeshore Blvd, Austin TX

Boardwalk Access: The Boardwalk can be accessed at several points – the northeast corner of the American-Statesman parking lot, off the Riverside Drive sidewalk at Blunn Creek, from the northeast corner of the Riverside and IH35 intersection and at International.

 


Balcones District Park

12017 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727


(Photo Credit: Shannon B via Yelp)

 


Barton Creek Greenbelt

3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: Jessica Pino)

 


Bob Wentz Park

7144 Comanche Trl. Austin, TX 78732


(Photo Credit: naturerocksaustin.org)

 


Brushy Creek Lake Park

3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

 


Bull Creek District Park

6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: John Leach via Austin Chronicle)

 


Mueller Lake Park

4550 Mueller Blvd Austin, TX 78723
(512) 328-6100


(Photo Credit: austinpulse.com)

 


St. Edwards Park

7301 Spicewood Springs Rd Austin, TX 78798
(512) 974-6700


(Photo Credit: ctff.org)

 


Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Metropolitan Park

1401-1711 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730


(Photo Credit: TripAdvisor)

Turkey Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Lake Hills, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate.

 


West Austin Park & Wading Pool

1317 W 10th St Austin, TX 78703


(Photo Credit: austinparks.org/west-austin-park/)

 

Feature Image photo credit: https://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/1491498221.jpg

 

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