Dog Friendly Activities in Texas

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Texas, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Phil Hardberger Dog Park
Phil Hardberger Dog Park This dog park has separate small dog area, benches, rinse area, and drinking water. See Details
Pet Friendly Red Bud Isle
Red Bud Isle Red Bud Isle is pet-friendly. Surrounded by water on three sides, this peninsula provides a great place for pooches to socialize, swim, frolic and play. Dog owners are reminded that parking is at a premium and that they should 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 they play, too. This park is also popular for hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. See Details
Padre Island National Seashore Padre Island National Seashore is pet friendly! Pets are welcome almost everywhere in the park as long as they are on a leash at all times. Leashed pets are permitted in all camping areas and on over 60 miles of beach in the park, including all areas where you can drive on the beach.
The only areas where pets are NOT allowed includes: the deck of Malaquite Pavilion and its facilities, the boardwalk that goes from the deck down to the beach, and the short stretch of beach directly in front of the Pavilion (where the shade structures are located). But even there, pets and their owners can still access the beach using a pet access trail that goes from the parking area down to the beach. This trail is located on the north (left) side of the Pavilion. Once you reach the beach, the area to the left is open to pets and their owners (the beach to the right is not).
Pet owners also have access to restrooms and rinse-off showers that are located close to the pet access trail, at the northern end of the Malaquite Pavilion parking area.
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Tierra Buena Dog Park Tierra Buena Dog Park is a 3-acre, fenced park in El Paso, TX. The Park has two separate areas for small and large dogs, and some obstacle course features installed for the dogs. See Details
Tom Slick Dog Park Tom Slick Dog Park is a 1-acre dog park in San Antonio, TX, off the 151 entrance to the park features separate areas for large and small dogs. Amenities include benches, picnic tables, a fountain for people and pets, and a special doggie shower. Shade structures and solar lights are pending. A second fenced dog enclosure is located on the Timber Creek entrance side adjacent to a pavilion and playground. See Details
McAllister Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fun, fenced-in dog park with fire hydrants, doggie water fountains, and exercise equipment. See Details
NorthBark Dog Park NorthBark Dog Park offers over 22 acres of dog-friendly, off-leash space for you and your pup to enjoy. Features include separate areas for small and large dogs, open space, shaded areas, walking trails, picnic tables, pond, dog shower, human and doggie water stations, restrooms, and more. See Details
Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve Your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you explore this lovely space with hiking trails near the water. See Details
Congressman Bill Archer Bark Park Bring Fido to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes agility equipment, separate small dog area, pond, shade and benches. See Details
Pearsall Dog Park Pearsall Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in San Antonio, TX. Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash inside this fenced dog park, which includes water fountains, picnic tables, waste bags, agility equipment, and fire hydrants. Open daily from 5 am to 11 pm. See Details
Cedar Bark Park Located in Veterans Memorial Park, Cedar Bark Park is a 5-acre dog park with dog pond, showers, and pet waste stations. The Park is open from Sunrise to 10pm. See Details
The Domain 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! See Details
West Austin Dog Park There's a great social scene at this fenced, off-leash dog park, for both pets and their owners. See Details
Alexander Deussen Dog Park This dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area, benches, and drinking water. There are also agility courses and a place to hose your dogs off before leaving. See Details
Port Aransas Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach as well as in the water via boats and kayaks. See Details
Stewart Beach Park Leash dogs are welcomes at this family beach park with an $8 per vehicle ($16 for RV) entry fee. Concessions, restrooms, showers, volleyball court, and much more. BBQ pits are allowed. Umbrella and chair rentals available. No alcohol, glass, or open fires. Owners must clean up after pets. See Details
East Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on all public beaches in Galveston year-round. See Details
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve Leashed pets are welcome on the hiking trails at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve in Dallas. The preserve offers 600 acres and features native trees, grasses, and wildflowers along with picnic areas and a butterfly gardens. See Details
Emma Long Metropolitan Park 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. See Details
Harris Ridge Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this Pflugerville dog park, which is fully fenced and includes agility equipment. See Details
Must Have Houston Pictures 'Must Have Houston Pictures' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Lester. You and your pooch will take a guided walking tour of Houston where your host will take photos of you along the way. See some of the best photoshoot spots in the city. You will receive 20+ high quality images after your experience. Private sessions also available. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $88 per person. See Details
Rio Vista Park This is the section of the Rio Vista Park that has the white water paddle area. It is a great place to take you dog for a dip. Leashes required out of the water, and if your dog becomes a problem, the park rangers will have a talk with you. See Details
Keep Austin Weird Scavenger Hunt 'Keep Austin Weird Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Discover Austin on a scavenger hunt with your pooch. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a tour of the sights and sounds of Austin. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The initial climb to the overlook meeting place is the most strenuous section of the hunt. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
White Rock Lake Dog Park The newly renovated White Rock Lake Dog Park is a 3-acre "off-leash" dog park located on the northwest side of White Rock Lake Park at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and W. Lawther Drive. This doggy paradise boasts great views of the lake, trail, and wildflower areas. You and your pet will enjoy the wide variety of big and small K-9's that frequent this park, and most importantly you're only steps away from hiking, jogging, cycling, or boating around Dallas' largest lake.

The dog park is closed on rain days and on Mondays for maintenance.
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