Where to take your pup this weekend

Brentwood Neighborhood Park: For the Family

A small puppy frolicks through grass during golden hour.
Brentwood neighborhood park is the perfect place to bring your family– including the dogs.

It’s not off-leash, but the whole family is sure to have a good time. The park features a sand volleyball court, two tennis courts, a playground, a public pool, a baseball diamond and a basketball court.

Yard Bar: for a night out

Yard Bar: sipping drinks and petting cute puppies, all while someone else cleans up after your dog.

It’s a bar mixed with a dog park… doesn’t get much better than that. $5 entry per dog, free if you only want to hang out with other people’s dogs. The park features trained professionals to keep the area safe so you can sit back, relax, and crack open a cold one with the boys.

Auditorium Shores: an Austin staple

If you haven’t taken your dog to Auditorium Shores, are you really an Austinite?

This picturesque park features a stunning view of downtown and an abundance of adorable dogs. Located off Riverside, Auditorium Shores offers a wide off-leash area for your furry friends to roam. Adventurous doggos can also take a dip in the river. Parking can be a little tricky here. There’s a small lot west of the railway bridge that fills up quickly, and 2-hour street parking south of the park.

Cedar Park Bark Park: every amenity you can imagine

Cedar Park Bark Park: try saying that five times fast.

People and pups come from all over the metroplex to enjoy Cedar Bark’s community atmosphere, puppy playground equipment and dog-friendly lake. Cedar Bark Park is a large, fenced-in dog park right in the heart of Cedar Park. The park is off-leash and separated for large and small dogs. Other features of the park include: a community pool, picnic areas, plenty of parking, a walking trail, basketball and tennis courts and exercise equipment.

West Austin Dog Park: for a quick trip

In a time crunch? West Austin Dog Park is big enough for any size dog to enjoy, but not so big it’s a hassle to get to.

Situated in a neighborhood, West Austin Dog Park has easy access to a ton of street parking. A small, fenced in park with terraced landscape and plenty of chairs. There’s a strong community feel here, but make sure you bring bug spray!

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