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.
920 W. Riverside Dr, Austin TX 78704
2101 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746
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
Cedar Bark Park
2525 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Davis White Northeast
6705 Crystalbrook Dr, Austin TX 78724
Off-Leash Area is a 58 acre area that sits on Davis White Northeast Neighborhood Park and Walnut Creek Greenbelt.
1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
Off-Leash area is a 193 acre area that has a 2 Mile Trail.
7099 Great Northern Blvd, Austin, TX 78757
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
Mary Moore Searight
907 West Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78748
Off-Leash Area is a 39 acre area with a 1.22 mile trail.
15099 Mallard Green Ln, Austin, TX, US, 78728
Norwood Estate Dog Park
1009 Edgecliff Ter, Austin, TX 78704
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
Off-Leash area is a 106-acre area that is open and has many trails.
1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX, US, 78703
Red Bud Isle
3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746
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
Shoal Creek Greenbelt
2600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
Off-Leash Area is a 30-acre area.
Triangle Park Off-Leash Area
4660 Triangle Ave, Austin, TX 78751
Walnut Creek Metro Park
12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Off-Leash Area is a 200 Acre area that includes various trails.
Zilker Metro Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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
Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park
3800 County Road 175, Leander, TX
Work & Woof (Indoor Park)
4930 South Congress, Building A, Austin, TX
6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
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
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
Barton Creek Greenbelt
3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704
Bob Wentz Park
7144 Comanche Trl. Austin, TX 78732
Brushy Creek Lake Park
3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Bull Creek District Park
6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd Austin, TX 78723
St. Edwards Park
7301 Spicewood Springs Rd Austin, TX 78798
Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Metropolitan Park
1401-1711 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
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
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