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We love that Austin is such a dog-friendly city, you can take your pup nearly everywhere with you. While we love getting to take our pups on adventures to restaurants and bars sometimes we like to change it up so they get to run wild with lots of friends! Lucky for us there are so many dog parks in Austin for our dogs to play at.

Let your pup run free while you enjoy Austin’s outdoor spaces with some of our favorite dog parks in the city!

Red Bud Isle is an off-leash dog park perfect for hiking and water activities. Let your pop splash around or bring a kayak or canoe and make it an adventure! With 13 acres to explore, you and your dog will be sure to get your steps in.ย ย 

๐Ÿ—“ N/A

๐Ÿ“3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746

Norwood Estate Dog Park

Norwood Estate is a fenced-in dog park, perfect for our furry friends that would run off if we let them! Shaded by trees and with plenty of benches, you can sit back and relax while your dog runs free and makes friends in the park.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 5AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“1009 Edgecliff Terrace, Austin, TX 78704

Hancock Dog Park

Hancock dog park is located within a neighborhood and offers street parking. The park, located on top of a hill, has lots of shade and plenty of places to sit, while your dog can play leashless for hours on end!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 8AMโ€“8PM

๐Ÿ“ 3307 Kim Ln, Austin, TX 78705ย 

Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park Dog Park

Auditorium Shores do park runs alongside Lady Bird Lake, with almost 5 acres of off-leash play space. Here, there are 3 different water access points, drinking fountains, and a large open space where you can also see the beautiful Austin skyline.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 5AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Shoal Creek Greenbelt

Over 70 acres of greenbelt at Shoal Creek makes for the best intense dog trail. It offers plenty of shade along the trail and an off-leash dog park as well! Shoal Creek is the best way to escape the city and get your daily dose of greenery and fresh air!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ OPEN 24 HOURS

๐Ÿ“2600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Great Northern Dog Park

Great Northern Dog Park is a spacious grassy area with walking trails and a retention pond. Here, your furry friend can play off-leash as long as the play is kept friendly!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ N/A

๐Ÿ“7099 Great Northern Blvd, Austin, TX 78757

Pease District Park

Pease District Park is perfect for a day out, with lots of space for your dogs to play and even a splash pad! You and your dog can walk the trails and play fetch or even disc golf.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 5AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78703

Cherrywood Pocket Park

This neighborhood spot is a popular hangout and celebration area. With plenty of shade from overhead greenery, the trails here are the perfect place to run or hike with your dog, or even have a picnic while your pup explores!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 5AMโ€“ 10PM

๐Ÿ“1600 E 34th St, Austin, TX 78722

Balcones District Park

Balcones District Park has wide open space perfect for adventuring with your pup. Here you can find hiking trails, a beautiful flowing waterfall into the creek, volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a kids play area.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ EVERY DAY | 7AMโ€“10PMย 

๐Ÿ“ย 12017 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78759

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Mason Yarbrough

Mason Yarbrough

Mason is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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