Austin is known to be a very dog friendly place to live. Austinites are proud of their support of rescue organizations like Austin Pets Alive and Texas Humane Heroes in Leander. Mutts rule! With so much dog love in the Austin metro, there are no shortages of places for dogs to run and play.
In and around Cedar Park, you will find many Dog Parks and lots of dog friendly amenities and things to do. Dedicated, fully fenced Dog Parks can be found all over the area. Many new home communities and even apartment complexes are now built with Dog Parks as part of the master plan. Dog Parks are a great place for your pup to socialize, get some exercise and use up that pent up energy. Most dog parks have benches for people to sit back and relax while their pups play.
Not only do Dog Parks offer a safe way for your furry friends to play with other pups, it also gives pet owners a place to meet their neighbors and make new friends. There is a whole dog owner sub-culture out there with many opportunities to form new friendships. For those who are regulars at the dog parks, you know there is a dog owner community out there with people and pups who meet up regularly.
Whether you’re looking for open space or something more structured, there is a park for you! Check out some of these dog friendly parks, eateries, trails and more.
Cedar Bark Park
This 5 acre fenced in Dog Park has it all! You can let your pup off leash to enjoy the dog pond and other fun features. The park also has benches, drinking stations, dog showers, and waste stations. Located at Veterans Memorial Park.
2525 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tuesday: 4pm-10pm (for cleaning and maintenance)
Lakewood Dog Park
Come for the Dog Park but stay for the other fun amenities like kayaking, volleyball, basketball, splash pad, skate park, and fishing!
2040 Artesian Springs Xing, Leander, TX 78641
The nice thing about Central Texas is that there is no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities. If you love exploring the trails with your best fur friend, check out our list of Cedar Park Best Local Hikes. Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Park are the best dog friendly hiking spots. Generally, unless otherwise posted, most trails are dog friendly.
More Dog Fun
What better way to spend an afternoon than at a brewery with your pup! Most local breweries have outdoor seating and are dog friendly. Some even offer water bowls outside so when it gets hot out there so thirsty pups can quench their thirst too. With these Cedar Park Breweries, you can find an enjoyable place to spend an afternoon and maybe even make some new dog parent friends.
Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park
3800 Co Rd 175, Leander, TX 78641
DogHouse has 2.5 acres of multiple fenced in areas where your dog can be on or off. Off leash areas require a membership but dogs are always welcomed inside! They also put on yappy hours, dog birthdays, adoptions, trainings, and other fun dog related activities. Closed Monday’s
Mutt’s Canine Cantina
Scheduled to open Fall of 2022, Mutt’s Canine Cantina will be a fun place to socialize with your pup. Mutt’s says they strive to foster a community of like-minded people that can come together and socialize with their pets and each other. Their off-leash dog park, bar, and grill caters to both two-legged and four-legged friends alike – where pups and peeps can EAT. DRINK. PLAY. Memberships available.
If you are looking for other dog friendly patios check out:
Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill
The Dig Pub
Red Horn Coffee House and Brewery Now 2 locations!
We hope you venture out to enjoy these local Dog Parks and other doggie fun. If you hear of other dog friendly places, let us know!
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