Going stir crazy during these crazy times? Then you and Fido probably want to get out of the house and stretch your legs. Enjoy one of San Antonio’s best dog parks and let the puppers run around off- leash. Most dog parks are open from sun up to sundown every day, just be sure to check before you go and be courteous by following the rules of the park.

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Check out our list of the Best Dog Parks in San Antonio. And just to note, we suggest you independently verify hours and other information before heading out!

McAlister Dog Park

This off-leash dog park in San Antonio is large with plenty of play structures and a water fountain. Their groundcover includes wood chips, grass, and dirt- perfect for paws. This park is best for large and medium sized dogs. The small dog area is, well, small!

Harderberger East Dog Park

This dog park has lots of trails that are heavily wooded, making it a great place to escape the hot sun. There are small and large dog parts, separated. Many San Antonio residents would argue that this is the best dog park in all of San Antonio. We’ll let you be the judge!

Pearsall Dog Park

This large fenced park has seating, play structures, a water fountain, and trees for shade. The park is grass covered and the section for small dogs is big enough to run laps or play fetch.

Panther Springs Park

One of the cool features in this park are the large rocks which can be used for agility training. There is also a hoop and inclines. The ground is covered with cedar chips and there are bags to help clean up after the pups.

Phil Hardberger Park 

This city park has an enclosed dog park in each side of the park with tables, water fountains, shelters, and fun obstacles. The West side is better for small dogs. Take the big dogs to the East side to run their 1.8 miles.

Lady Bird Johnson Dog Park

To the west of the main park, you’ll find an enclosed dog park perfect to let them run around. There are waste bags, water fountains, play structures, and porta-potties for restrooms. Neither sections are very big but there is a separate area for small dogs.

Nani Falcone Community Park

This community park has walking trails as well as a fenced dog park. There are waste bags, a grassy ground cover, seating, water fountains, play structures, and stones for agility training. There is a separate section for small dogs.

Universal City Dog Park

This park has awesome play structures and water fountains, shade, a separate area for small dogs, and trees for shade. It gets muddy when it rains so avoid it after bad weather.

Bark Park of Alamo Heights

This is a small park but still has room to run and a pond. There is plenty of shade, room to sit, water fountains, and waste facilities. The grass is sparse so avoid the area when it’s been raining.

Joshua Springs Park and Preserve Off Leash Dog Park

This huge dog park offers plenty of room for your large and small pups to run around. Located right outside of Boerne, this enclosed dog park is part of a larger park and preserve that features hiking, playgrounds, a waterfall, and more.


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Kathryn Yacovodonato