Dallas’s Best Dog parks
Let your pooch blow off some steam
Before the dog days of summer hit the city (and Flossy decides to eat every pillow in your home), grab the leash and get that gal outside. From fountain-filled parks to lakeside dog retreats, Dallas has the best playgrounds for pooches of every size.
Bark Park Central Nestled below Good-Latimer, this park is as cool as its artsy neighborhood. The 1.2-acre park is filled with whimsical, graffiti-covered columns and dogobstacle courses to keep your little guy engaged. 2530 Commerce St.; Dallasparks.org
My Best Friend’s Park This doggie haven is located inside Klyde Warren Park and boasts ample grass, Dogfit classes on Saturdaymornings (classes that help create a better relationship between you and your pooch) and free Wi-Fi… you know, for uploading all those cute puppy pics to Instagram. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy.; klydewarrenpark.org
NorthBark Dog Park This off-leash dog park (on the southeast corner of George Bush and Tollway) separates the big dogs from the small ones by a six-foot fence. Insider tip: There’s a doggie pond, so be sure to bring a towel or three. 4899 Gramercy OaksDrive; dallasparks.org
Meadows Foundation This under-the-radar spot near Baylor University Medical Center offers plenty of shade, lush green grass and plenty of parking. The only negative: You have to bring your own water. 500 Liberty St. Yelp.com/Meadows-Foundation-dog-park-dallas