With an approximate population of almost 150,000 the city of Frisco is a fast growing community. In fact, Forbes named it number seven in the fastest growing suburbs in the U.S. in 2007 and was also listed number seven in the top 25 places to move in America list by CNN in 2011. The city of Frisco really enjoys pets and has almost 34,000 dogs and close to 36,000 cats! When you come to Frisco, you can find plenty of great things to do with the pets.
The Ruff Range Dog Park on Army Memorial Road is a terrific park to let Fido run free with no leash. It has two and a half acres of woods and hills with pavilions and benches for you to sit and watch your pup run and play with the other dogs. There are two separate areas for both large and small dogs. Frisco Commons Park on McKinney Road has 63-acres of fun with a stocked pond, pavilions, restrooms, drinking fountains, and trails to explore.
Once you've worn down Fido, there are several dog-friendly restaurants in Frisco. One2One Restaurant and Bar on Legacy Drive has a covered patio where you can enjoy a beer and some food while your furbaby rests. On Preston Drive, there are two great places. 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House serves tacos, burgers, pizza, and BBQ. Twin Peaks has a nice dog-friendly atmosphere to enjoy while eating. Time to rest? The pet-friendly hotels in Frisco are Aloft on Parkwood Blvd, Sheraton on Highway 21, and Westin Stonebriar on Legacy Drive. Enjoy your stay in Frisco.
In the lovely neighborhood of Preston Ridge lies Frisco Central Park. This park, in the shape of a Longhorn, hosts the sculpture Cattle Drive, honoring the 19th century cattle drive and life on The Shawnee Trail. The 8-acre park has a small pond, a running brook, walking trails and benches. Fido will enjoy a sniff-tastic leashed adventure among the Magnolia trees and a quick jump into the pond. Enjoy a pizza at the Mellow Mushroom as you relax in the outdoor seating area with your pup. Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill creates their dishes from old family recipes; enjoy their specialties outdoors on the patio with your pup. You’ll love Mash’d for good ol’ southern comfort foods and a variety of creative moonshine cocktails. Sit a spell with your pup at the outdoor tables.
Ruff Range Dog Park is located within the B.F. Phillips Community Park in this neighborhood. The dog park features 2.5 acres of fenced pawsome space with hills, terrain, trees, pavilions and benches for dogs and their owners to enjoy. There are separated off-leash exercise areas for large and small dogs, and the entrance/exit features double gates for added security. The 117-acre B.F. Phillips Community Park surrounding the dog park has many varied sports fields, a snack shop, and restrooms. The sniff-tastic walking trails will make for a lot of fun as both you and Fido explore the park and follow the squirrels.
Stewart Creek Park is nine miles from Frisco in The Colony, and has a sniff-abulous nature trail that runs through this beautiful setting. A sandy swimming beach around Lake Lewisville is also available for enjoying the water in the warm months. The park is clean, well-maintained and patrolled by the authorities. There’s a charge to park your car, but entry is free otherwise. Hidden Cove Park and Marina, an approximately 900-acre park in the heart of nature, has everything you need for a paw-tastic walk and swim with your pooch. Stop by the onsite store for munchies and drinks for a spontaneous picnic. There’s a charge for each car at Hidden Cove, but full time security is provided. Do you and your pup enjoy camping? There is tent and RV camping available, as well as a boat dock.