Although Barton Creek is technically a sleeper community for nearby Austin, this Texas town is considered its own place by the United States Census Bureau. Barton Creek is a little over 13 miles west of Austin, but it still gets to claim the title of being the second-most affluent community in the city, coming second only to Piney Point Village. Because of how small the community is and because of the superb school districts in the area, Barton Creek is considered a great place to raise a family.
Your canine companions of are members of the family, too, and Barton Creek is a wonderful area for them. Although Barton Creek doesn’t have any dog parks or dog-friendly restaurants located in the community, there are dozens of options located just a short drive away from the area. Austin provides plenty of opportunities, but so do some other small towns that are nearby. Barton Creek doesn’t have a veterinarian clinic, but, of course, Austin does, so care for your dog isn’t too far away when you need it. Barton Creek is a small community with a focus on family, including your dog; drop by for a visit today!
If you’re looking to make a day of it with your furry friend, why not visit Barton Creek Square? Here, you and Fido can visit the Barton Creek Farmers Market. Not only will you be giving your dog a chance to socialize, but you’ll also be able to support local businesses! The farmers market sells produce, meat, cheese, and more. Fido must be on a leash. After you’re done at the farmers market, visit Abuelo’s for some delicious, authentic Mexican food. Fido can join you on the patio. Good behavior is required. Bone Appetit!
Just 12 miles from Barton Creek, you and Fido can both have fun checking out Clarksville’s West Austin Dog Park! This bark park is known for being a great place for dogs to socialize, of course, but there’s another perk. Locals who visit the park frequently say that everyone is very welcoming, which often leads to pup parents making friends, too! This dog park provides plenty of space for even the most energetic dogs to run around and explore. You’ll want to bring some waste bags with you to clean up after Fido. Have a ball at West Austin Dog Park!
Eight miles west of Barton Creek, you and Fido will have a blast visiting Bee Cave Central Dog Park, especially on hot summer days! This off-leash dog park has plenty of room for your pooch to run around while playing with his new fur-iends. Worried about him overheating? Don’t be! This bark park has a pond where your dog can take a dip to cool off. You will want to bring along some fresh water and some waste disposal bags, and you might also want to grab a towel so you can dry your dog off.
South River City in Austin is home to yet another dog park where you and Fido can enjoy play-time together: Norwood Estates Dog Park! This popular bark park has a spacious off-leash area that’s divided into two sections. One of the sections is for smaller dogs, while the other is for larger dogs. This ensures that your dog stays safe while making pawesome new friends! Both sections of the park are completely fenced-in and have seating for dog moms and dads to use. Water is not provided by the park, so make sure to bring some for both you and your dog.
Looking for more places to dine with your dog? Visit Rosedale, a neighborhood in Austin located not too far from Barton Creek! Taco Shack serves up – you guessed it! – mouthwatering tacos and other Mexican dishes that are sure to leave you feeling stuffed. Your chow-hound can dine with you at one of the restaurant’s patio tables. Not feeling very hungry? Visit Draught House Pub, where you can enjoy an ice-cold beer with your loyal companion. We don’t recommend sharing, though. Fido must be on a leash at both establishments. Good behavior is required.