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Red Bud Isle

Red Bud Isle is a pet-friendly area in Austin, TX. Surrounded by water on three sides, this peninsula provides a great place for pooches to socialize, swim, frolic and play off-leash. Dog owners are reminded that parking is at a premium, and to clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the water and the surrounding area. Make sure you keep an eye on your pup as he plays, too. This park is also popular for hiking, kayaking and canoeing. Visit Website

Or call (512) 974-6700 or email apf@austinparks.org for more information.


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Red Bud Isle has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 25 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Halee
    May 5, 2024
    Hiking but dog park...

    This place is soooo cool. Water surrounding you and so much outdoors for your dogs to explore off leash. We enjoyed it so much!

  • Alejandra
    Oct 6, 2023
    Harmful Algae in the Water

    I live in Austin, and for the last 3 years harmful blue green algae has been found in Austin waterways, including this park. Please make sure to check the city website before allowing your pup in the water. The blue green algae has already claimed the lives of too many pups.

  • Crissie
    Oct 14, 2022
    My dog loves this place

    We are new to Austin, so happy to have found this place!

  • Kim
    Feb 11, 2022
    Oliver was in heaven!!

    A true off leash experience. Water, trails, other nice dogs!! The people were All very friendly. This should be a model for other cities!! Bravo

  • Justine
    Jan 2, 2022
    Great little oasis in Austin

    Limited parking, so be patient. Nice wide paths that lead to a lovely tip of the peninsula and a nice view of Lady Bird Lake. We met some friendly dogs while off leash and leashed up as well. We’ll return on a future visit to Austin.

  • Edith
    Jun 19, 2021
    Toxic Algae

    beautiful place but sadly the blue algae makes it toxic place for dogs to swim in
    the trails are nice as well

  • Ruby
    Aug 23, 2020
    Awesome Trails

    My fur baby loves this place. He plays with other pups.

  • Kimberly
    Jul 12, 2019
    Awesome Place!

    Enjoying walking around here and loved the water. My dog took total advantage of it. This place is really a hidden gem!

  • Molly
    Jun 8, 2019
    Hidden Gem

    This place was perfect for my dog to cool down! She loves to swim! We met lots of doggie friends and the humans were nice too! Parking is skimpy but worth waiting for!

  • Alison
    More than a year ago
    Fabulous water park

    This is a must dog park! Fabulous swimming for dogs, don't forget the tennis ball!

  • Jamp
    More than a year ago
    One of best in the country.

    Huge island park that is completely off leash. I've been to dog parks all across the USA and this one of the best ones for humans and dogs alike.

  • Eric
    More than a year ago
    Great place to play!

    This place was great! Plenty of places to walk and play! Our dog was very happy and exhausted by the time we left. We will definitely return to Red Bud Isle while visiting Austin!

  • Moira
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful place!

    We went to check out the park and stayed all afternoon!

  • Vanessa
    More than a year ago
    Awesome for Swimmers

    My two cocker spaniels LOVE this park. They love wondering around the trees and swimming in the river. There are always a ton of friendly dogs and friendly folks around. Perfect representation of laid back Austin fun!

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