Texas has one of the highest percentages of household with one or more dogs and Cedar Park, Texas, is no exception. It is, therefore, no surprise that this suburban area has plenty to offer for dog owners.
Cedar Park has, for instance, its own off-leash dog park. This bark park is considered a true blessing by the locals. It offers 5 acres of open space where dogs can run, play and socialize. There is a large pond for swimming, shaded awnings, agility equipment and a bathing station.
There is also the Doghouse Drinkery Dog Park, located in Leander, Texas, which is next door to Cedar Park. This off-leash dog park combines a playground for dogs with a bar. Enjoy a cold one or sip a glass of wine while the dogs are out to play.
Follow one of the hiking trails in the Brushy Creek Lake Park in Cedar Park for a more challenging experience. Dogs are welcome to participate in the outdoor exercise extravaganza as long as they are on a leash. This magnificent regional park has it all: wide open fields of grass, dense forests and a large lake.
Last but not least is a trip on the Austin Steam Train. This tourist attraction is also suitable for visitors with pets. Dogs can join along as long as they remain in their carrier.
Frolicking in the 5-acre fenced Cedar Bark Park in this neighborhood provides hours of entertainment for any pup. Within the park you will find a natural dog pond where your pooch can dip his feet in the cool water on a hot day, and then visit the doggy shower for a quick clean up before going home. Dog waste stations are located throughout the park, as well as drinking fountains and benches for pup owners to relax. Take advantage of the separate spaces, one for small dogs 30 pounds and under, and the other for large dogs to sniff and socialize with their puppy pals.
Trails, playground, and a canoe launch are key features of Brushy Creek Lake Park in the FM Road 1431/Starwood Drive neighborhood where your pup can enjoy a quick walk or an entire day out in nature. The park covers over 90-acres, offering plenty of space to run around the lake. for the super adventurous, strap on life vests and take a ride in a kayak with your water loving pooch. Picnic areas with BBQ grills and a restroom offer a place to enjoy a snack and fill up bottles with fresh water. The Brushy Creek Regional Trail passes through the area offering the opportunity to hike about 6.75 miles while admiring the scenic views and landscape with Fido and the family.
Located conveniently in the City Center neighborhood, Quest Village Park offers open spaces and a sidewalk to spend quality time with your furry family member. If you need to walk Fido early in the morning before work or in the afternoon after a day at school, your frisky pup will enjoy meandering around the park and meeting up will puppy pals. The park also offers a playground for the kids, allowing the family to spend time out in the fresh air and sunshine. From here, walk over to the Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill and enjoy Southwestern or Mexican meals and a cold drink while lounging on the outdoor deck with your pup.
This quaint neighborhood park is perfect for walking Fido and enjoying some peace and quiet. Peggy Garner Park in the Walkerton neighborhood features basketball courts and a playground. When you and your pup need to get out and burn off some energy, head over to the open area and play a game of frisbee or fetch with Fido’s favorite toy. You may also want to bring a blanket and a snack to enjoy the weather while your pooch frolics among the plants and find sniff-tastic spots to relieve herself. Restrooms are available to full up Fido’s water bowl and dispose of waste to keep the park clean and maintained.
Elizabeth M. Milburn Community Park in the Sunchase Blvd/Autumn Fire Drive neighborhood features tail wagging activities for pups and their humans. Get your steps recorded for activity trackers while walking Fido along the mile-long trail and breathing in the fresh air and soaking up the sunshine. The park offers a BMX racing track and rock-climbing wall, as well as a convenient pavilion and restrooms that offer a place to rest after playing and get a cool drink of water at the fountain. Be sure to bring a bowl so your thirsty pup can drink some too!