5 Austin Dog Parks that'll Make Your Tail Wag

Austin Craft Realty agent and home selling machine Wade Gordy breaks down his top Austin dog parks to take his Husky, Milo.

Looking for that next spot to take your pup? Check out these 5 hot dog parks chosen by star ACR agent and Austin native Wade Gordy.

Auditorium Shores - Leash-free Dog Zone

My favorite place in Austin to take the pup. Although the dog area here isn't gated, there's a lot

of open space and area for puppies to explore. You can let your pups go in the water or play in

the open grass area. Seating area for owners to congregate and chit chat while the pups run

around. Additionally, you can take them for a walk or run on the trail (which loops around the

lake). Be mindful of joggers and bikers on the trail as this is a shared space. Not recommended

for untrained dogs that like to wander since traffic is near. Check it out!

2. West Austin Park – Clarksville

If you’ve got a dog that likes to wander then this might be the perfect place for you and your

pup! Located at 1317 W. 10 th St in the heart of Clarksville. This off leash fenced in park is not the

biggest you’ve ever seen, but it certainly has some charm to it. Surrounded with trees this place

has plenty of shade and seating. Dogs of all sizes are welcome but if you have an escape artist

BEWARE!! There is only a single gate entrance which makes it really easy for your pooch to slip

out while another guest is leaving. Go check it out, your pooch will thank you.

3. Yard Bar – Allandale

Dogs + Drinking = Perfect Combination. Come check out this one of a kind spot on Burnet Road

offering food, drinks, and good times. Purchase a $5 day pass and you and Fido can chill, relax,

eat and drink for as long as you’d like. However, policy states that dogs must be spayed or

neutered to enter. The staff here is amazing and really go out of their way for you and your pup

to have a great time. Bark Rangers handle scuffles and interact with the dogs while you enjoy

yourself. If it is a pretty day in Austin you can expect a good size crowd at this sweet joint!

4. Harris Ridge Dog Park

Located a hair north up I-35 in Pflugerville but definitely worth the short drive. This park offers

separated small and large dog areas for dogs of all sizes to enjoy! Plenty of shade and rugged

terrain for you and your dog both to enjoy. The people I have come across here are very friendly

and the maintenance of the park is kept up with nicely. Your furry friend will be begging for

more once you show them this spot!

5. Bark Park – Georgetown

Bark Park is the City of Georgetown’s first public off-leash dog park. Located adjacent to the

McMaster Complex, and situated on approximately 6 acres, Bark Park features separate areas

for small dogs (under 30 pounds) and large dogs. Located in a beautiful pecan grove providing

significant shade for dogs and their owners alike. There is plenty of parking available as well as

water fountains, trash containers and agility equipment for owners and their dogs. If you like to

fetch or throw the Frisbee in a contained area, this is the place to go! Your dog can run for days!

After you’re done checking out the park put your pup on the leash and head over to Rensch

Brewery just down the road for a cold craft beer on their dog friendly biergarten patio!

There you have it, Austin's 5 top dog parks according to Wade! Now to set your pooch free.

about the author

Wade Gordy

Licensed Apartment Locator

Wade Gordy is a Texas Hill Country native with a passion for all things 512. Having grown up just North of Austin in Georgetown, Texas, Wade knows the ins and outs of Austin area real estate.

Wade prides himself in his passionate and heartfelt drive to serve his clients' best interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clientele, whether apartment or home. His devotion and unparalleled customer service has resulted in an already expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Passionate about his craft, he continually seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends.  

After high school, Wade began his college career playing baseball for the University of Central Oklahoma but later hung up the spikes and completed his education at Texas State University in San Marcos. In his spare time Wade likes to spend time hanging out with family and friends, enjoying live music, golfing, fishing, camping, and going to the lake, usually accompanied by his siberian husky, Milo.