The only thing Texans love more than their BBQ? Their dogs. San Antonio is a town known for its rich history and status as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Naturally, a burgeoning human population comes hand in hand with a burgeoning canine population. Luckily, there is no shortage of awesome dog parks in town. Read on to find out which one best fits the bill for you guys.
Top 6 Dog Parks in San Antonio
- Phil Hardberger Dog Park
- Pearsall Dog Park
- McAllister Dog Park
- Tom Slick Dog Park
- Madison Square Dog Park
- Nomahegan Park
1. Phil Hardberger Dog Park
13203 Blanco Road for the east park
8400 NW Military Highway for the west park
Phil Hardberger Park (or PHP) actually has two dog parks—one for small dogs and one for big dogs. Resplendent with obstacle courses, a two-story doghouse for the smaller pooches, and other fun places for your pal to check out, the eastern park features 1.8 acres for bigger dogs to stretch their paws. Peaceful, scenic and complete with lots of parking, this super accessible spot is the largest for an off-leash frolic in town.
2. Pearsall Dog Park
5102 Old Pearsall Rd
There aren’t an awful lot of shaded spots at Pearsall Dog Park, so if you plan on staying a while, we recommend dropping by early in the morning or later in the day to avoid overheating. A lot of the dogs here are regulars, so your pal is sure to make some good buddies in no time.
3. McAllister Dog Park
Amenities at the McAllister Dog Park include an agility course, tennis balls, tunnels, a doggie fountain, and small dog area. There are also lots of trails to hit with your four legged friend in tow if you’re feeling like a walk or run. This park is well maintained (lots of grass, but also gravel/dirt) and bound to be a hit with the dog in your life.
4. Tom Slick Dog Park
7400 State Hwy 151
The Tom Slick Dog Park has shady areas and picnic tables for the humans, plus a little kiddie pool for the furry ones to splash around in and cool off—what more could you ask for? If your furry friend finds him or herself less than tidy after a visit, there are also doggie showers for a quick rinse. According to the San Antonio website, solar lights and shade structures are in the works.
5. Madison Square Dog Park
This smaller, .65 acre dog park opened in 2010. With its metropolitan vibe (the park is located right downtown), this park might be small, but is an absolute godsend for people living downtown and a great little off-leash oasis in the heart of the city for all the interurban dogs out there.
6. Nomahegan Park
4700 Old Pearsall Rd
Nomahegan Dog Park has all the amenities your dog needs to have a good time: fire hydrants, waste bag stations, and a nice fenced-in area to run around. Open from 5am to 11pm, this park is located in Pearsall Park around the south end of town, so you can explore the park on leash after a quick lap through the off-leash area.
Have too many plans to exercise your dog properly while you’re in San Antonio? Not to worry – hire a local dog walker who will be happy to show them around. Your dog will be happy you did!