Let your furry friends run wild and free at these dog-friendly attractions in Dallas. If they get worn out, take ’em back to their pet friendly hotel. This evergreen guide was created before Dallas’ shelter-in-place orders were mandated. Always double check for closures before heading out and don’t forget to practice social distancing!
BARK PARK CENTRAL
Located in the heart of Deep Ellum is Bark Park Central, a 1.2-acre, off leash dog park. This park is in great walking distance to the neighborhood’s dining options, so you can grab a quick bite to eat at a pet-friendly restaurant after walking the park. There’s also plenty of artwork and murals in the park, making for great photos with your pup.
NORTHBARK DOG PARK
Bring your dog and your friends to NorthBark Dog Park for a full day of outdoor fun. This North Dallas off leash park is just over 22 acres with trails, a doggie beach, picnic tables and pavilions, so you can pack your lunch and enjoy a day in the sun.
WAGGING TAIL DOG PARK
Wagging Tail in North Dallas is a 6.9-acre, off leash dog park that’s perfect for taking long walks along the loop trail. There’s plenty of space for your pup to run around in the fenced-in park, with designated small and large dog areas.
WHITE ROCK LAKE DOG PARK
Head to the beautiful White Rock lake in East Dallas for some playful fun in the water for both you and your pet. Your pups can splash around in the lake and wander in the big open spaces before a walk around the lake.
MY BEST FRIEND’S PARK AT KLYDE WARREN PARK
Make Klyde Warren Park a part of your weekend plans. The pet-friendly green space is loaded with daily activities, so you and your pets are in for a good time. Let your dog run free in My Best Friend’s Park, Klyde Warren’s off leash designated doggie zone.
MAIN STREET GARDEN
Main Street Garden is located in Downtown Dallas, offering 1.75-acres of green space with fountains, public art instillations and a dog run. Come by for a stroll around the garden or to relax on the lawn.
The historic Griggs Park is nestled in the Uptown neighborhood with 8 acres of space for your pets and kiddos to run around. The park includes quiet spaces for reading, amenities for picnics, playgrounds and pet areas.
MUTTS CANINE CANTINA
Make a trip to the ultimate doggie playground at Mutts Cantina in Uptown. Mutts is a dog-friendly restaurant and dog park where visitors can enjoy dinner and drinks with their pups on the beer garden patio. They even offer doggie snacks and treats so everyone’s happy.
Take your four-legged friends with you on a morning jog along the Katy Trail, that runs 3.5-miles long across Dallas. The trail runs from the West End and the American Airlines Center in the south, through the heart of urban Dallas past Knox Street, up to SMU and Mockingbird DART Station in the north, with plenty of pet-friendly and entertainment options along the route.