Austin Craft Realty agent and home selling machine Wade Gordy breaks down his top Austin dog parks to take his Husky, Milo.
Auditorium Shores - Leash-free Dog Zone
My favorite place in Austin to take the pup. Although the dog area here isn't gated, there's a lot
of open space and area for puppies to explore. You can let your pups go in the water or play in
the open grass area. Seating area for owners to congregate and chit chat while the pups run
around. Additionally, you can take them for a walk or run on the trail (which loops around the
lake). Be mindful of joggers and bikers on the trail as this is a shared space. Not recommended
for untrained dogs that like to wander since traffic is near. Check it out!
2. West Austin Park – Clarksville
If you’ve got a dog that likes to wander then this might be the perfect place for you and your
pup! Located at 1317 W. 10 th St in the heart of Clarksville. This off leash fenced in park is not the
biggest you’ve ever seen, but it certainly has some charm to it. Surrounded with trees this place
has plenty of shade and seating. Dogs of all sizes are welcome but if you have an escape artist
BEWARE!! There is only a single gate entrance which makes it really easy for your pooch to slip
out while another guest is leaving. Go check it out, your pooch will thank you.
3. Yard Bar – Allandale
Dogs + Drinking = Perfect Combination. Come check out this one of a kind spot on Burnet Road
offering food, drinks, and good times. Purchase a $5 day pass and you and Fido can chill, relax,
eat and drink for as long as you’d like. However, policy states that dogs must be spayed or
neutered to enter. The staff here is amazing and really go out of their way for you and your pup
to have a great time. Bark Rangers handle scuffles and interact with the dogs while you enjoy
yourself. If it is a pretty day in Austin you can expect a good size crowd at this sweet joint!
4. Harris Ridge Dog Park
Located a hair north up I-35 in Pflugerville but definitely worth the short drive. This park offers
separated small and large dog areas for dogs of all sizes to enjoy! Plenty of shade and rugged
terrain for you and your dog both to enjoy. The people I have come across here are very friendly
and the maintenance of the park is kept up with nicely. Your furry friend will be begging for
more once you show them this spot!
5. Bark Park – Georgetown
Bark Park is the City of Georgetown’s first public off-leash dog park. Located adjacent to the
McMaster Complex, and situated on approximately 6 acres, Bark Park features separate areas
for small dogs (under 30 pounds) and large dogs. Located in a beautiful pecan grove providing
significant shade for dogs and their owners alike. There is plenty of parking available as well as
water fountains, trash containers and agility equipment for owners and their dogs. If you like to
fetch or throw the Frisbee in a contained area, this is the place to go! Your dog can run for days!
After you’re done checking out the park put your pup on the leash and head over to Rensch
Brewery just down the road for a cold craft beer on their dog friendly biergarten patio!