If you love man’s best friend, then Lewisville, Texas, is the place for you. It’s home to many spacious, scenic, and relaxing dog parks where you can walk your dog, train them, and just relax and have fun. Take a look at what these parks have to offer below.
The Railroad Dog Park
The Railroad Dog Park is a 6-acre segment of Railroad Park. It includes a 1-acre area for small dogs, a 5-acre area for larger dogs, and covered seats where you can relax and watch your pets throughout the park. Places are available in both zones for safe leashing and unleashing. The Railroad Dog Park also has waste disposal stations, washing stations, and water fountains. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from the start of November to the last day of February, and it closes at 11 p.m. from the beginning of March to the end of October.
Railroad Park opened in 2009, and it includes 16 sports fields, a skate park, three lakes, a 1.5-mile jogging trail, and the dog park described above. The park covers 269 acres, and outdoor fitness equipment is available for public use. Regular softball, soccer, football, and baseball games are held at the park, and you can check the schedule for details. The park is closed on Thursdays for maintenance, and it may close for rain or other inclement weather. You can find out if the park is open by calling 972-219-5077.
Hound Mound Dog Park
Heritage Park is home to The Hound Mound, a 5-acre dog park in nearby Flower Mound, Texas. This dog park is open every day except Wednesday, from dawn until dusk. Keep in mind that all dogs must wear current identification tags when they visit the park. They must also be healthy, parasite-free, and properly vaccinated according to city rules.
A double-gated holding area is available for safe leashing and unleashing, and The Hound Mound has ample shade, relaxation areas with water fountains, and separate areas for large and small breeds. Pet waste disposal stations are set up throughout the park for your convenience as well.
Coppell Waggin’ Tails Dog Park
The Coppell Waggin’ Tails Dog Park is in the Coppell and Valley Ranch areas of town, and it’s open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The park is spacious, and it has comfortable seating for humans and a special water fountain just for dogs. The grass in the area is well-maintained, and your pet will have plenty of room to run around. If you have children, you’ll love this park’s playground. It’s an ideal spot for them to burn off some energy and meet new playmates. There are separate areas for large and small breeds.
The Wiggly Field Dog Park
This park is in Denton, about 20 minutes away from Lewisville. It’s split into three segments. There’s one for small dogs, one for birthday parties, and one for large dogs. Water fountains are available for humans and dogs alike, and there are plenty of pet waste gathering and disposal stations. Toys for your dog and others are provided by the city, so you can grab a ball and have a great time.
Wiggly Field Dog Park also features a small pond and a walking trail. The pond is a favorite spot for dogs to play around and cool off, and longer hiking trails wrap around the park. There’s a special training area designed for dogs that aren’t ready to interact with other pets yet as well. Dogs must remain leashed outside of designated unleashed areas, but you can feel free to bring a bowl of pet food and a snack. Wiggly Field Dog Park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Northbark Dog Park
This park is in Dallas, and it’s ideal for kids. It covers 22.3 acres, and it includes parking for bikes and a private parking lot. Northbark Dog Park has a large lake that dogs can enjoy. A long path rings the park, so you can easily exercise along with your pet.
Biking and hiking trails extend from this loop in many directions, so if you want a more challenging run for you and your dog, you can try one of them. Marble block seating and water fountains dot the park. Northbark Dog Park also has plenty of shade, a large picnic area, and fenced areas for dogs of different sizes. The park’s busiest time is between 9 a.m. and noon., so if you prefer a less crowded experience with your pet, you should visit in the afternoon. It’s open every day—except Tuesday—from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Frisco Dog Park
About 20 minutes away from Lewisville in the town of Frisco, you can find a dog park that your family pet will love. Frisco Dog Park is a cycling dog park, meaning it has open and closed zones that alternate over time. This allows the city to maintain the park more thoroughly, reducing wear and tear on the landscaping by playful dogs.
A double-gated leashing and unleashing area is at the park’s entrance, behind the blue dog sculpture. At the center of the park, there’s a large gazebo. You’ll also find a large picnic area and lots of paved paths. You can feel free to relax there with your family members, your friends, and all of your pets.
Rabies vaccination tags are required for park entry. The small dog area is for pups less than 35 pounds, and the large dog area is for all larger dogs. A kids’ park and a baseball field are nearby, so children can run and play with your dogs while you relax.
Each of these dog parks are an ideal place for you to train, play with, and love your dogs. They’ll enjoy the wide, open spaces, cool ponds, and shade in these parks, and you’ll love seeing them have fun. Take a trip to each of these parks when you have the time, and let us know which one you like best. We’re sure you and your pup will find a favorite.
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