The 7 Best Dog Parks in Dallas
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For the furry friend in your life, dog parks are likely a staple in their daily lives. A great dog park can be essential for any dog owner, offering off-leash play time for your pup and plenty of social opportunities with other owners. The best dog parks often offer a variety of features, including doggy playground equipment, washstands, and more. 

This article takes a look at some of the top dog parks to visit in Dallas. From wide open spaces great for running to awesome natural scenery, Dallas’ dog parks are some of the best in all of Texas. Without further ado, here are 7 of the best dog parks you can find in Dallas:

Coppell Dog Park

As one of the most highly-rated Dallas dog parks on Yelp, Coppell Dog Park has a lot to offer. Located just northwest of Dallas, Coppell Dog Park features different sections for large and small dogs, as well as spacious and dry ground perfect for sunny and cloudy weather. The grass at Coppell Dog Park is well-groomed and a lovely water fountain can be found in the park. For families visiting Coppell Dog Park, there is also a small park nearby for children to play while the family dog gets some great exercise. This park is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday and closed on Wednesdays. Coppell Dog Park is located at 400 S MacArthur Blvd in Coppell, TX. To learn more about this park, call (972) 304-3610.

Wagging Tail Dog Park

Wagging Tail Dog Park is a must-visit for residents and tourists of Dallas alike. At this dog park, you can find a wide variety of features spread out across a 6.9-acre off-leash, fenced-in property. Along with standard features like dog drinking bowls and pet waste stations, this park also offers a nature observation platform, picnic areas, a grill, and trails. Not only can your dog have excellent playtime at this park but you can also enjoy the stunning scenery of White Rock Creek, including views of the waterfall. Plus, Wagging Tail is rooted in the history of Dallas — after all, it is the very first dog park designed by the City of Dallas! With areas for both large and small dogs, all are welcome at Wagging Tail Dog Park. This park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and closed on Mondays for maintenance. Wagging Tail Dog Park is located at 5841 Keller Springs Rd. in Dallas, Texas. You can visit the website to learn more or call (214) 614-6711. 

Bark Park Central

Bark Park Central is an urban dog park located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas. When visiting Bark Park Central, you can enjoy majestic views of downtown Dallas, as well as a variety of eclectic artwork found all around the park. This park includes 1.2 acres of off-leash and fenced-in land. Being located right in the heart of Deep Ellum, there are plenty of restaurants and bars — many with dog-friendly seating options — all within a short walking distance of the park. This makes Bark Park a great place to let your dogs play before sitting down for a meal or a chill hang. At Bark Park, you can access a dog shower station when your pup gets a little too rowdy in the dirt and grass. Plus, this park also has dog drinking bowls, a pet waste station, and shaded areas. Bark Park Central is open Sunday through Monday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and closed on Tuesdays for maintenance. The park is located at 2445 Canton St. in Dallas, Texas. Call (214) 614-6711 for more information about Bark Park Central.

White Rock Lake Dog Park

White Rock Lake Dog Park is a part of the larger White Rock Lake Park that expands over 1,015 acres and features a beautiful lake to take a splash in. As one of the most heavily used parks in Dallas, White Rock Lake Park is a staple of the Dallas community. At the dog park at White Rock Lake Park, you can find a newly renovated space with 3 acres of fenced-in, off-leash land for your pup to roam. From the dog park, you can enjoy views of the lake, trail, and wildflower areas found in the park. The dog park is split into two areas — a 2-acre large dog section and a 1-acre small dog section. This park also features a lighted pavilion, dog wash stations, drinking fountains, and so much more. White Rock Lake Dog Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and closed on Mondays for maintenance. The park is located at 8000 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, Texas. You can call Dallas Parks and Recreation at (214) 614-6711 for more information. 

Bush Central Barkway
<p>Located just under 20 minutes to the northeast of Dallas is <a href="">Bush Central Barkway</a>. This dog park is found in Richardson, Texas, and features 6 acres of land, including a central plaza, restrooms, shade structures, and open spaces. Additionally, the grounds of this park are comprised of different textures that include grass, decomposed granite, stone, and logs. Bush Central Barkway is the first dog park completed by the City of Richardson and is located at 411 West Arapaho Road in Richardson, Texas. This park is open Thursday through Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. To learn more about this park, including opportunities to support the park, call the Richardson Parks &amp; Recreation Department at (972) 744-4588.&#160;</p>
NorthBark Dog Park

Get ready for serious fun, because NorthBark Dog Park is one of the largest dog parks Dallas has to offer. NorthBark Dog Park spreads out over a whopping 22.3 acres of off-leash, fenced-in land. Here, you can find everything you and your dog could ever dream of including trails, a dog beach, a doggy lake, a pavilion, and a dog shower station. In addition to a pond for splashing around in, NorthBark Dog Park also offers a grill, a separate small dog area, a drinking fountain, benches, and more. This park is open Wednesday through Monday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance. It is located at 4899 Gramercy Oaks in Dallas, Texas. Call the Dallas Parks & Recreation Department at (214) 614-6711 for more information.

Mutts Canine Cantina

Who said a dog park was only for puppy playtime? At Mutts Canine Cantina, you can find an off-leash dog park coupled with a bar and grill. This destination includes two different off-leash parks, as well as on-leash areas in the bar and grill zones. The best part is that you don’t even need to own a dog to visit — you can simply swing by, grab a drink, and hand out some free head pats to eager pups. Along with a food and drink menu for humans, Mutts Canine Cantina also offers food options for dogs. You must purchase a day pass to visit Mutts Canine Cantina, as well as be a member of the cantina. Mutts Canine Cantina is open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is located at 2889 Cityplace W Blvd in Dallas, Texas. To learn more about memberships and day passes, visit the park’s website or call (214) 377-8723. 

Final Thoughts

There you have it — 7 of the best dog parks in Dallas. Make sure to check them out and discover all that Dallas’ dog parks have to offer! Traveling to Dallas? Book a room at one of our affordable, pet-friendly hotels.