San Antonio has some great dog parks all around the city. As the weather being to cool off, dog parks are a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with your most loyal friend. With an abundance of fire hydrants, water fountains (at dog height) and plenty of room to roam these parks are a dogs dream.
Located at 13203 Blanco Road, this dog park can be found on the North side of San Antonio. Hardberger Park includes 1.8 acres featuring tons of space and trails for your furry friend. There is an area specifically for little dogs as well as an area for large dogs. Both areas have features that care to that size dog’s needs. The park is open from 7:30am-sunset, seven days a week.
Paul Hardberger Park West Dog Park
Located at 8400 N.W. Military Highway. This is the same park, but the west side is complete with a second dog park!! Two dog areas in one park!! It is a 1.5 acre park featuring agility equipment for your pet. It is also open 7:30 a.m. – sunset, seven days a week as well.
Pearsall Dog Park
Located at 4700 Old Pearsall Road, this dog park is on the West side of San Antonio. This dog park is 1.5 acres. Bright green, red and yellow colors make the fenced-in area stand out with picnic tables and trash cans. The fenced in area includes tons of play features for your dog. The park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
Madison Square Park Dog Park
Located at 400 Lexington, this dog park is the closest dog park to the downtown area. This park is .65 acres of dog fun just north of downtown San Antonio. The dog park features a fenced off-leash area, mutt-mitts, a doggie drinking fountain, and benches. Madison Square Dog Park is open from 5am-11pm seven days a week.
McAllister Park Dog Park
Located at 13102 Jones-Maltsberger, this dog park is on the Northeast side of San Antonio. This park features 1.5 acres of fenced land with exercise equipment, picnic area, benches, and a walking trail near the Starcrest entrance. They also do allow pets on leash during park events, such as; public runs, soccer games, baseball games, etc. McAllister Park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. There is no lighting in the dog park area.
Tom Slick Dog Park
Located at 7400 Highway 151, this dog park is on the West side of San Antoino. The park includes a 1 acre dog park that 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 soon to be added to the dog park. A second fenced dog enclosure is located on the Timber Creek entrance side adjacent to a new pavilion and playground. Park hours are from 5am-11pm seven days a week.
As always there are some rules to the dog parks in San Antonio. Below are some of the restrictions to the dog parks:
- Use of dog parks is at citizens’ own risk
- Dog owners are responsible for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.
- There is a limit of two dogs per adult in the dog park at any time.
- All dogs must be leashed when entering and leaving the dog park.
- All dogs must have current rabies and all other vaccinations required by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and should be healthy and free of any diseases.
- Dogs must wear collars and current license tags in the park.
- Dogs in heat are prohibited.
- Dogs under 4 months of age are prohibited.
- Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Dog owners are responsible for picking up and disposing of all of their dogs’ waste.
- Never leave dogs unattended.
- Dog ownerss must be in possession of a leash at all times.
- Dogs showing any signs of aggression must be leashed and immediately removed from the dog park.
- No food or drinks are permitted in the dog park. Training treats are allowed.
- Glass containers are not allowed in the park.
- No bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades or motorized vehicles are allowed in the dog park
Enjoy your time at San Antonio’s dog parks! A dog is a man’s best friend so treat them to day out at one of San Antonio’s fabulous dog parks!!
For more informaiton about San Anotnio’s dog parks, feel free to contact Kristen
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