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5 Best Parks to Take Your Furry Friends in Dallas

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originally published 7/19/2019
updated 5/1/2021


We have great spots to take your furry friends in Dallas. Here is 50Plus-Today’s list of our favorites. Let us know if you can recommend others in the comment section below!

White Rock Lake Dog Park

A good choice for active families and their four-legged friends if they are well-socialized. This 3 acre “off-leash” park is double-gated, and features benches, picnic tables,a pet waste station, and a parking area. It is separated into three areas: one for big dogs, one for little dogs and one with waterfront access and a fenced-in swimming area. This puppy paradise boasts great views of the lake, trail, and wildflower areas. Both you and your dog will enjoy the wide variety of big and small K-9’s that frequent this park!  Of note, you’re only steps away from hiking, jogging, cycling, or boating around Dallas’ largest lake. The park is closed on rain days and every Monday for maintenance. 8000 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

My Best Friend’s Park- Klyde Warren Park 

Located in downtown Dallas and offering opportunities to cool off in the fountain, meet new friends or simply let off some steam in this fenced-in space. Keep in mind it is a not a large park and probably too small if you’ve got a large pooch. The wider Klyde Warren complex is generally full of people, with awesome events scheduled almost daily.  2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas.

NorthBark Park

A 22.3 acre “off-leash” dog park, located in far north Dallas near the North Dallas Tollway and President George Bush Tollway. This dog park provides trails and an expansive lawn area where your pup can run to their hearts delight.  Pamper your pet on the unique “dog beach” adjacent to the doggy lake, frolic on the 6 foot wide loop trail, lounge under the pavilion, or cool off in the doggy shower surrounded by beautiful metal fencing with custom cut dog silhouettes and elegant flagstone structures. Visit NorthBark Wednesdays through Sundays, closed on Tuesdays and rainy days. 4899 Gramercy Oaks Drive, Dallas.

Bark Park Central

A 1.2 acre off-leash urban dog park in the heart of  Deep Ellum that offers great views of downtown. This fenced in area also features shaded areas, a dog shower and a pet waste section. You will enjoy the whimsical dog murals created by local artists and love that you are within walking distance of many dog-friendly restaurants and bars. Six-foot-tall fences mean that bigger dogs and jumpers are safe in the off-leash area. Parents of smaller pups should note, though, there’s no separate area for little dogs. Parking can be a bit of a challenge. Closed on rainy days and Tuesdays for maintenance. 2530 Commerce St., Dallas

Wagging Tale Bark Park

The first dog park designed by the City of Dallas, Wagging Tail Dog Park is a 6.9 acre “off-leash” dog park. Located in North Dallas, northwest of Preston Road, Wagging Tail has a wonderful flagstone observation deck that rises 35 feet above White Rock Creek offering incredible views of a waterfall. You can stroll around the six foot wide loop walking trail with your pup or enjoy the expansive landscape enclosed in beautiful metal fencing with custom cut dog silhouettes. Wagging Tail is ideal for both large and small dogs. Closed on Mondays and rainy days. 5841 Keller Springs Rd. Dallas

 K-9 Cinema in Plano 

Okay, so not a park, but if the Texas heat is getting to you and you don’t want to go to the park…Did you know you can bring your dog to the movies now?


These are the Dallas Dog Parks we like best. Do you have others you like? Please share in the comment section below.

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