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Dog Areas in Elmendorf

A quaint suburb 17 miles southeast of San Antonio, Elmendorf, Texas is definitely one of the most pawesome places to take your pup! Whether you’re looking to escape city life for a taste of the small town experience, or you’d rather escape the crowds altogether and opt for a day on the river or in one of the many surrounding natural areas, there’s countless things to do with your fur baby here. Plus, there are nearly 20 veterinarians in the area to care for your four-legged best friend, should the need arise during your visit.

Located in downtown Elmendorf, Elmendorf City Park is the perfect place to begin your fun-filled day. A quiet park featuring a playground, basketball courts and a family-friendly pavilion, you and your pup will have lots to do and see here. Though there is no off-leash area, you and your fur baby will have so much fun exploring and people-watching you won’t even notice.

If you and your furry crew are looking to get out of city limits, head to one of the numerous surrounding natural areas to relax and play all day long. Less than two hours north of Elmendorf is Lost Maples State Natural Area. This incredible park offers fun for everyone all year round, including your furry friend. You and your pup can enjoy a nice hike on one of the park’s many scenic trails, or you can even backpack and camp together, sharing a coveted night-time stargaze away from city lights.

Without a doubt, you and your pup’s visit to Elmendorf will not soon be forgotten!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elmendorf

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    Population Density 2,530/sq mi

    #1 Downtown San Antonio

    Just a short 20-minute drive outside of Elmendorf, downtown San Antonio is arguably one of the most dog-friendly neighborhoods in the area. The entire River Walk is dog-friendly, although your pup must be leashed. The River Walk offers a scenic view of the San Antonio River which simply can’t be missed. You can also head over to Madison Square Dog Park for some off-leash fun. This pawesome dog park has nearly an acre of space dedicated to your furry friend, plus doggie drinking fountains and benches. As the day winds down, you and your pup can venture to one of the 14 dog-friendly restaurants in the area! No matter what you end up doing, downtown San Antonio will not disappoint.
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    Population Density 3,940/sq mi

    #2 Alamo Heights

    This up-and-coming neighborhood has a number of things to offer its visitors, dog and human alike, and it’s less than 30 minutes away from Elmendorf. In fact, there may be more puppy-centric amenities than human! Though there aren’t any dedicated dog parks in this neighborhood/incorporated city, there are four dog-friendly restaurants, plus two of the top-rated pet boutiques in the San Antonio area: Pet Works and Fifi & Fido’s. Not only is Fifi & Fido’s a pet boutique, but it is also a holistic nutrition center and features an in-store bakery. Alamo Heights certainly can’t be missed!
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    Population Density 4,170/sq mi

    #3 Churchill Forest

    In northern San Antonio, ruffly a 25-minute drive from Elmendorf, you'll find one of San Antonio’s best dog parks: Phil Hardberger Dog Park. Featuring separate, fenced-in small and large dog areas, this park is perfect for any sized pup and their two-legged companion. In addition, there are several trails surrounding the park, making this park perfect for anyone hoping to get some exercise in with their pup. Plus, there are a number of benches and watering stations scattered throughout the park. Lastly, should your pup get into anything naughty, there’s a rinsing station available for use before you head home. You definitely won’t be disappointed with all Mission Trace has to offer!
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    Population Density 10,960/sq mi

    #4 Hill Country


    A 25-minute drive to the northeast side of San Antonio will bring you to the charming neighborhood of Hill Country. Perhaps the greatest attraction of this area is the expansive Comanche Lookout Park, located just south of the neighborhood’s border. This park features nearly five miles of hiking trails, so you and your furry friend will have endless fun here. There’s also a playground and 14 picnic units scattered throughout the park as well! Not only do the trails provide numerous scenic views, but they also offer a variety of terrain and elevation changes. Although, nothing can beat the view from the top, something you and your four-legged friend will surely remember for years to come.

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    Population Density 100/sq mi

    #5 Calaveras

    Just outside San Antonio and 10 minutes northeast of Elmendorf, downtown Calaveras provides a number of nature-centric, dog-friendly activities for you and the whole fur family. Head over to Calaveras Lake for a day full of swimming, boating and hiking the surround trails. If your pup loves all things water, this lakefront park can’t be beat. There are also ample opportunities for bird-watching and fishing to occupy you while your dog sniffs out acres of new scents. You can also check out Helton Nature Park for another quiet area for you and your pups to escape the city hustle-and-bustle. Not only are there several hiking trails, but the San Antonio River paddle trail is also accessible here. Calaveras truly provides a unique opportunity for you and your furry friends to enjoy nature together.
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