Off Leash Dog Parks

We all know that you can take your dog  almost anywhere in Austin, but where can you let your pup run free? I have got you covered.

Auditorium Shores 920 W. Riverside Dr.
On the banks of Town Lake, just west of the First Street Bridge, lies a place bustling with activity. Leash free area from South First to Bouldin Avenue.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park 1600 City Park Rd.
Emma Long Metropolitan Park is the largest city-owned park at almost 1,200 acres. Just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Austin, and easy to get to from RR 2222. Leash free area between City Park Drive, the west park boundary fence, Turkey Creek and the top ridge of the bluff line overlooking Lake Austin.

Far West ROW between Great Northern Blvd. & Shoal Creek Blvd.
Relatively unknown and a bit difficult to find It offers a small leash free area from Far West Boulevard right of way between Great Northern Boulevard and Shoal Creek Boulevard.

Northeast District Park 5909 Crystalbrook Dr.
Located east of Ed Bluestein Blvd. (HWY 183) at the corner of Loyola and Crystalbrook. Leash free area between Crystal Brook Drive, the railroad right of way and Decker Lake Road

Norwood Estate Dog Park I-35 and Riverside Dr.
This is a fully fenced dog park. Well-behaved dogs can roam and play off-leash, but must be under verbal control and within your sight. The dog park is located on the north end of Travis Heights at the northwest corner of Riverside Drive and I-35.

Red Bud Isle 3401 Red Bud Trail Unit Cr.
This park is on Town Lake, just below Tom Miller Dam, and is the entry point for the Red bud Trail. A peninsula surrounded by lake it is a great place for water dogs. The whole park is leash free! Great park, and a must see, but not terribly large.

Here is some video of Abbey Swimming at Red Bud.

Shoal Creek Greenbelt 2600-2799 Lamar Blvd.
This three-mile trail extends from Town Lake to 38th Street. The portion of the trail from 24th Street to 29th Street is designated as a no-leash zone, and hundreds of dog owners love the area.

Walnut Creek District Park 12138 N. Lamar Blvd.
Walnut Creek Metropolitan park is located in far north Austin, a little to the west of IH-35. Leash free area between Old Cedar Lane, Walnut Creek and the east and west park fences

Zilker Dog Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd.
This dog park is not fenced. Well-behaved dogs can roam and play off-leash, but must be under verbal control and within your sight. The dog park is located in Zilker Metropolitan Park at 2100 Barton Springs Road.


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