Dog Friendly Activities in Austin, TX

There are 47 dog friendly activities in Austin, TX. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Austin, TX, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

Red Bud Isle

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Surrounded by water on three sides, this peninsula provides a great place for pooches to socialize, swim, frolic and wear themselves down. Parking is at a premium, so bring your smaller vehicle. It's advised to bring a towel and some clothes you don't mind getting muddy too.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

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Your pet will love to explore the beautiful trail with gorgeous views of Lake Austin in this park. Pets must be leashed in all areas of the park.

West Austin Dog Park

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There's a great social scene at this fenced, off-leash dog park, for both pets and their owners.

Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve

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Your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you explore this lovely space with hiking trails near the water.

Bull Creek District Park

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Bull Creek District Park offers an off-leash area for dogs to enjoy. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join their humans throughout the larger park outside the off-leash area.

Metropolitan Park At Walnut Creek

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Metropolitan Park at Walnut Creek offers a one-acre dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs as well as nearby parking and restrooms. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the rest of the park, too.

Lady Bird Lake

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Lady Bird Lake is a very pet- and people-friendly destination. The downtown area of the trails are beautiful and go on for miles. Fido will love to run along Lady Bird Lake and chase the small paddle boats that float by.

The Domain

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Bring Fido along to The Domain for a shopping spree. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, The Domain features high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, David Yurman, and Tiffany & Co. Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Dillard's, and Dick's Sporting Goods can be found anchoring this development. With the exception of a few stores, most retailers welcome your pup with a water bowl, and some even offer a treat!

Laguna Gloria

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The lovely grounds of this beautiful museum are a great place to explore with your leashed pet. Features include clover fields ,lake, sculpture garden and extensive trails.

Mary Moore Searight Metro Park

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Leashed pets are welcome throughout this lovely Austin park. For pets craving some off-leash playtime, a dog park is located within the Mary Moor Searight Metro Park and can be accessed on 1st Street south of Slaughter Lane in the north end of the park.

Pease Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on an exploration of this local park.

Onion Creek District Park

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Your pet will love the chance to join you off-leash on the designated walking trail in this Austin park. Be careful, though, as the area is not fenced.

Mills Pond

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Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you relax at this Austin public park.

Zilker Botanical Gardens

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This botanical garden is packed with rare and unusual plants, and includes various themed areas you'll love to explore with your leashed pet.

Balcones District Park

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This neighborhood park is a great place for a hike along the wooded trails past a beautiful waterfall. Leashed pets are welcome.

2nd Street District

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In the 2nd Street District, all restaurants with patios are dog-friendly, making this a great place to take a stroll and enjoy a meal in the company of your pet. Many of the shops also welcome dogs inside. Just make sure to ask before you enter. Dogs must be leashed at all times in the 2nd Street District.

Top Golf

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Dogs are welcome at this golfing, restaurant, and bar experience.

Barton Creek Farmers Market

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Pets on leashes are welcome at this Austin farmers market packed with fresh produce and artisanal cheeses.

Austin Doga: Yoga with your best friend

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Refresh, renew and reset with Fido by your side in a relaxing doga (yoga with your dog class) taught by a dog lover and registered yoga teacher. No previous yoga or doga experience needed! All breeds, sizes and body types encouraged to attend.

Norwood Estates Dog Park

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Norwood Estate, part of the Town Lake Trail, is known for its off-leash dog area. The dog park offers a double gate, separate area for small dogs, and a large, shaded main area for dogs of all sizes.

Davis White Northeast District Park

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This lovely public park includes a designated leash-free area where your pet is welcome to run and play off-leash. Throughout the rest of the park, dogs must be leashed.

Austin Guided Walking Tours

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Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on all three guided walking tours of Austin from March through November. The three tours include Capitol Grounds, Bremond Block, and Congress Ave/Sixth Street.

Shoal Creek Greenbelt

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Let your pet get a bit of off-leash exercise in the designated area between 24th and 29th streets at this Austin green space located at the north end of Pease Park.

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

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HOPE gallery provides local artists the opportunity to display their work in one of Austin's biggest outdoor settings. Pets are welcome to accompany their owners at the HOPE Gallery, but they must remain leashed and well mannered.

Town Lake Metropolitan Park

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Leashed dogs welcome here on 10 miles of hiking trails along the bank of the Colorado River. Great views of the lake and Austin skyline!

Auditorium Shores Off-Leash Park

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Pets love to run and play off-leash at this park, a great place for a game of fetch or Frisbee. Be careful as the area is not fenced and there is a busy road nearby.

Zilker Metro Park

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Your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you enjoy this lovely Austin park. You and Fido can enjoy walking or biking on the 10-mile Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail or get out on Lady Bird Lake in a kayak or canoe or on a stand-up paddleboard. Although the Barton Springs Pool isn't pet-friendly, dogs can often romp in the water downstream from the pool. During hours when the park is less busy, dogs are often permitted on the park's train, too. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Butler Park

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Leashed pets are welcome to join you on the walking trails of this lovely Austin public park.

Fast Folks Cyclery

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Pets are welcome on-leash in this friendly, laid-back Austin bike shop, which also sells loads of cool accessories.

Dogstuff

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Dogstuff is a gift shop for dogs and the humans who love them. Bring your pup in while you shop for yours (or his) favorite items!

McKinney Falls State Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at McKinney Falls State Park where there are more than five miles of pet-friendly trails to explore. Beyond hiking, other activities include geocaching, fishing, and picnicking. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet.

Quillinan Estate Jewelry

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A fine estate jewelry store that focuses on antique/vintage engagement rings and designer jewelry. Leashed dogs are welcome inside.

HOPE Farmers Market

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Brunch, listen to music, and shop every Sunday at HOPE Farmers Market. The market has tons of local food from vendor farms, plus the works of artisans, artists, and musicians. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Texas State Capitol Grounds

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Bring Fido to the Texas State Capitol Grounds for a picnic lunch on a historic site and a self-guided tour of the grounds including statues and historic markers. Located on the northern edge of downtown, the dome of the Capitol will catch your eye from all around Austin. Completed in 1888, it is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished state capitols, and the perfect spot to grab a bench for a pet friendly picnic lunch. There is also a self-guided tour that reveals the historical significance of the statues, historic markers, and trees around the Capitol grounds.

Harris Ridge Leashless Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play off-leash at this new Pflugerville dog park, which is fully fenced and includes agility equipment.

Dog Park in Cedar Park

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The Park has a 5-acre dog park with dog pond, showers, and much more. The Park is open from Sunrise to 10pm.

Pflugerville Bark Park (at Falcon Pointe)

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Opened December 6, 2011. This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, and drinking water (no shade).

Round Rock Dog Depot at Lake Creek Park

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This fun, off-leash dog park includes separate fenced sections for large and small dogs, as well as a rotating section at rest. There's also agility equipment and water will be added soon.

Brushy Creek Lake Park

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Enjoy the great outdoors in this large park with hiking trails, lake, forests, and wide open fields. Your leashed pet is welcome to join you.

Bee Cave Central Dog Park

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Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog run, which includes a pond, benches, and trees for shade.

Lakeway City Dog Park

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Lakeway's large public park also includes a fenced dog run, where your pet is welcome to romp and play off-leash.

Doghouse Drinkery Dog Park

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This is an off-leash dog park with a bar that serves beer & wine. Also has flat screen TV's & a game room. Off-leash area even has a dog park monitor. Very cool place near Austin TX!

Pace Bend Park

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Your pet will love to run in the designated off-leash area in the north east section of this park, which includes beach access. Be careful as the park is not fenced.

Austin Steam Train

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The Austin Steam Train Association Runs four different routes at varied parts of the year. Pets are allowed on board as long as they remain in their carrier for the duration of the ride.

Cabelas

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An outdoor world persons shopping experience. Pets welcome on the first floor with indoor kennels if you choose to go upstairs. Staff was very accommodating we put our dog in the shopping cart and shopped away!

Bass Pro Shop

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Very big Bass Pro Shop that is very dog friendly.

Stagecoach Park

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With more than 50 acres to explore, you and Fido will find plenty to enjoy at Historic Stage Coach Park. Park features include a pavilion, amphitheater, playground, pond, and trail system. The park also has restrooms. Just keep your pup leashed at all times and clean up after him.