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John Stiff Memorial Dog Park

Pets will love to play off-leash at John Stiff Memorial Dog Park, a 2.3-acre fenced park in Amarillo, TX. The park features water, disposal bags, trees, benches and lights. There are also restrooms within walking distance from the park for your convenience. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

John Stiff Memorial Dog Park has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 28 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors generally had positive experiences at the John Stiff Memorial Dog Park, praising its large size, ample space for dogs to run, and friendly dog owners. However, some travelers noted issues with muddy conditions, difficulty finding the entrance, and aggressive dogs, advising caution.

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  • PJ
    Oct 10, 2022
    Owners need to pick up

    The park was nice and big. However, there were a lot people who had not picked up after their dogs. So sad people don’t take care of what they have.

  • Richard
    Aug 31, 2022
    Pit bulls

    My baby has been bitten twice by large aggressive dogs that were not pit bulls. So I tried going very early. There was a man with two large pit bulls. Guess I can’t take by my dog to this park any more…

  • Allyson
    Oct 4, 2021
    Muddy but fun

    We are on vacation checking out dog parks in cities we stay. Loved this park. It is very big, pet owners were friendly and responsible. It was muddy and my dogs played in it.

  • Sally
    Jul 20, 2021
    John Stiff Memorial Dog Park

    Neat place with LOTS of room to roam. The pup had a great time meeting other dogs and chasing her ball. The entire park is lovely, and you need to be sure to see the prairie dogs!

  • Sally
    Jul 18, 2021
    Dusty Fun

    It was a bit windy and dusty when we stopped through in January, but it was just what we needed to stretch our long legs.

  • Storme
    Jun 21, 2021
    Overall - Good

    I agree with the previous review that it is extremely hard to find the entrance to the dog park! There are no signs that will direct you and Apple Maps brings you near the tennis center at the park- not the dog park. Overall, we like the park and continually come back because it’s large. However there are several big areas that are not grassy so we never come after it has rained as it will definitely be muddy. The water fountain doesn’t work properly so I recommend bringing your own water for your pup.

  • Jen
    Jun 5, 2021

    we enjoyed this dog park on our road trip

  • Angela
    Apr 11, 2021
    So hard to find

    Took a few wrong turns to find but this park was huge. Lots of big pups so mine fit right in. Definitely worth the hunt.

  • Abigail
    Mar 26, 2021
    Fine, but not great

    This park was mostly dirt and there was a lot of mud. I was driving across the country with my German Shepherd so having to wash his legs was inconvenient. I was a little disappointed that there was very little if any grass because so much of the rest of this park was grass fields, was tempted to just play fetch with my dog in one of the many open grass areas.

  • Brenna
    Dec 3, 2020
    Huge Park, So Much Poop

    great park, absolutely huge with a small pond and plenty of trees. very disappointed in the amount of owners who choose not to pick up their dogs waste. if it had been clean this park would have been perfect.

  • Michelle
    Aug 28, 2020

    We had the whole park to ourselves. nice place to stop when passing through Amarillo.

  • Stacy
    Apr 8, 2020
    Pandemic Visit

    The dog park is currently closed but there is plenty of grassy open space next to it. As long as your dog has good recall it’s a great place to let them run and play. Just take your own bags please to keep it nice for the next folks. Thanks

  • Danae
    Feb 27, 2019
    Great Area, A few Lazy Owners

    The park itself is great! There is some sade, benches surrounding the open area, and a watering station. I wish owners would clean up after their pets, but that is a problem everywhere, not just at this park. There are a few regulars that have no business bringing their dogs (aggression and possible fighting), but I always leave when there seems to be a problem animal coming in. This is not the place for small dogs, some bigger dogs will keep picking on them. My chihuahua does NOT come with me when I come here. Plenty of space for a game of fetch away from the crowd and for a large dog to stretch their legs. 4.5/5.

  • Lisa bishoff
    Jan 16, 2019
    We Always Stop Here On Our Drive Cross County

    There are always dogs for ours to play with. Lots of room for them to run. It’s easy, convenient and people are friendly.

  • Maggie
    Dec 31, 2018
    Good For Road Trips

    We stopped here twice on our way through town - it’s a great spot to let your dog out for a stretch. Large and well maintained.

    We’ve only ever been here in the morning so I don’t know what kind of dogs or owners are usually here.

  • Charlene
    Feb 12, 2018
    Traveling through

    We have dog that doesn't like to "go" on a leash. This park was great. Not far off the main highway and opens early and closes late. I would caution about visiting at 10pm on a Saturday night... The park was full of teens racing up and down the streets. It was 15 degrees out so I'm sure on nice nights it's even more populated.

  • Michael
    More than a year ago
    Beware Your Pet can get hurt

    I have stopped going to this park because of the aggressive dogs at the park...Not all are but 1 is way too many, there are many pets not neutered and I have seen several dogfight and 1 where the dog had to be taken to the vet from injuries. I do not recommend this park at all.

  • Neal
    More than a year ago
    Good spot. I would go again.

    Owner of a 90lb lab. Great spot for day 2 of a cross country trip. After 20 hours of driving it was a good relief for the dog. It's quite large and what you would expect for a park in North Texas.

  • Neal
    More than a year ago
    Great little dog park

    Traveling cross country with a 90lb labGreat little dog park for North Texas. Highly recommend for any dog size.

  • Carol
    More than a year ago
    Open late and well lit

    After 2 long days drive on our way to Phoenix our 2 Aussies were going stir crazy in hotels and needed a good run. We got in after 8 so went around 9pm and it was well lit and safe place to run. The dog park section was a bit difficult to find in the dark and we weren't exactly sure where the entrance was, so we walked around the fenced enclosure until we found the entrance. It seems to be open at all hours (meaning no locks on gates). Dogs got their run and are now well rested! Relieved to find a place later in the evening!!

  • Gail
    More than a year ago
    Amarillo Tx John Stiff dog park

    We greatly appreciated this dog park after driving all day. The park was a little hard to find because the entry sign was dark with age. The park grounds were uneven and muddy from rain. Still recommend because it is friendly and big enough to get Fido a run.

  • Debbie
    More than a year ago

    I just travelled cross country with my daughter and her dog, we saw a lot of dog parks!! This was our favorite!! So many nice dogs, it was a huge beautiful park and it has lights for night time. There are a lot of ball parks and busy things going on all around it so it's not in a creepy part of town after dark.

  • Kiersten
    More than a year ago
    Here is the Address

    Typical park- good for a leg stretch. The dog park is tucked inside a big park called Southwest Park. The larger park has an address which you can enter into your GPS: 4800 Bell St.

  • Rachel
    More than a year ago
    perfect mid road trip stretch break

    This park was just perfect for us. Located inside a larger park with playgrounds and grassy areas, this was a large fenced in area. It's of space for big and all dogs alike. There were about six big shady trees, with benches underneath.

  • Theresa
    More than a year ago
    Big Enough for Big Dogs

    Great park for letting your big dogs stretch their legs during a trip. Well fenced with the holding pen at the opening (which I love). Parking isn't convenient here, though. I parked along the street beside the park near the entrance. My dogs had a great time!

  • Jeff
    More than a year ago
    Great park

    Huge open space for ripping around. Our Vizsla had a great time.

  • Chana
    More than a year ago
    Had a great time

    Driving through from Colorado to Tyler Texas. Stopped both ways to let the dogs stretch their legs at the dog park. It was great. Wonderful people, dogs, large fenced area, water - just great!

  • Rueby
    More than a year ago
    Nice park in a nice park!

    This is a review of the John Stiff Memorial Dog Park located in Southwest Park, Amarillo TX. This is a nice dog park located in a really nice city park. Lots of room to walk around on-leash and a nice sized enclosure for off-leash play. There are a few benches, doggie water fountain, plastic tunnel, clean up bags/trash cans and lots of room to run. There is no separate small dog area. We were there on a Monday afternoon and there were about 7 or 8 other dogs but I imagine this park gets busy on the weekend! You can enter southwest park from either Bell St or SW 45th Ave (we found it by typing Bell St and 48th ave in the GPS). The park road is a loop, so once you are in the park just keep driving and you will see the dog park (it is right next to the road - the nearest parking lot is across the street from the park so most people park on the road). We met some nice people and my dog had a great time running around, we will definitely visit this dog park again!

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