Bark Parks of Williamson County
By: Elizabeth Garner & Nicholas Johansen
Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching! With beautiful blue skies in our future, it's the perfect time to gear up and spend some time outside with your sweet fur babies. So here are some fabulous local dog parks to explore with your doggos this year!
Brushy Creek Dog Park - 200 CR 197 Hutto, TX 78634
This beautiful open dog park is brought to us by Starmark Animal Behavior Center, which partnered with a local non-profit organization of citizens. The park is open from dawn to dusk, and the puppy splash pad is open from 7 am - 9 pm. Your pups can enjoy the open space with scattered obstacle courses and the nearby creek. The private park offers a free membership along with a mandatory parking permit.
Park Rules: All dogs must be spayed/neutered and have the most up-to-date shot records; see the main office for more information; click here for a complete list
Bark Park - 151 Holly St. Georgetown, TX 786264
Bark Park in Georgetown features six acres in a pecan grove for both small and large dogs. Enjoy the drinking fountains and shade as your dog(s) cool down after playing with the dog agility courses. In case of a potty break, there are multiple Mutt Mitt stations for you to use to clean up after your dog!
Park Rules: Dogs must have the most up-to-date shot records with ID tags on the collar, limit of 2 dogs per person per visit, small dog area is for dogs under 30 pounds, dogs must be older than four months, and no smoking; click here for a complete list
Doghouse Drinkery Dog Park - 3800 Co Rd 175, Leander, TX 78641
The main section of the Doghouse Drinkery Dog Park is a ½ acre (of 2.5 total acres) fenced area with ample shade, lights, and access to the bar. And don't worry, your pups are always welcome in the bar areas. The front of the property features a 10,000 sqft off-leash area for training, adoptions, puppy parties & yappy hour (happy hour). If you like your small dogs (under 30 pounds) to play in a smaller space, enjoy the separate areas for your little puppers to run free.
Park Rules: Need a membership or a day pass, all dogs must be spayed/neutered by six months old, dogs must be well behaved in the off-leash dog park area(s), limit of 2 dogs per person per visit; click here for a complete list
Cedar Bark Park - 2525 West New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
This 5-acre Bark Park is located inside Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Park, TX. It is fully fenced in and features a dog pond, numerous benches throughout the park, dog showers, and fountains for your doggo. Forgot the poop bags? No worries, this park has many pet waste stations ready to go. This park also has an excellent divider to keep your small dogs (30 pounds and under) safe!
Park Rules: Limit of 2 dogs per person, leashes can be removed inside the fenced area; click here for a complete list
Round Rock Dog Depot - 800 Deerfoot Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664
Round Rock Dog Depot is a 1.85-acre leash-free park for dogs within the city limits and is fully fenced with separate areas for large and small dogs, plus a 3rd fenced rotational area to allow grass regrowth. The park features multiple agility elements such as a tire jump, an A-frame contact ramp, and a tunnel. Enjoy the sanitizer stations at every entrance and the winding, sally-port entrance to help prevent dogs from escaping when entering and exiting the dog park and waste receptacles.
Park Rules: No food (dog or human), all dogs must be vaccinated; click here for a complete list
While this isn’t the complete list of dog parks in the Williamson county area, they are some of our top locations, and we hope you and your fur babies will love them this summer. Happy exploring!
If you would like to adopt a furry friend or two, please look at some of the following reputable shelters:
- Forgotten Friends
- Austin Dog Rescue (no centralized shelter)
- Texas Humane Heroes
- Fuzzy Friends Rescue
Photo Stars, in order of appearance: Toby, Zoey, Bella, Max, Avery, Eevee & Onyx, & Jack Daniels
Special thank you to all the pet owners that provided us with such great photos of their fur babies!
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