Irving Dog Park on Valley View Lane is a completely fenced in park that is open from sunrise to sunset and is free for everyone. There are two separate areas – one for small dogs (24lbs and lighter) and one for large dogs (25lbs and heavier) – so small dogs won’t be intimidated by large dogs and vice versa. Benches, drinking fountains, and a shelter are provided in each area.
Grab your tennis shoes, water, and leash up your dog, and then head on over to Birds Fort Trail Park on Riverside Drive. Birds Fort Trail Park has a great trail for hiking, biking, skating, and exploring with your pooch. Shade is limited, so keep that in mind on those scorching hot days, and there are few drinking fountains, so be sure to bring plenty for you and Fido. Birds Fort Trail Park does have a shaded pavilion with picnic tables and drinking fountains if you just want to sit and take in the scenery. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
Salazar Park on Cypress Waters Boulevard is the best park to enjoy your lunch hour with your pup. Known as a true “adult” park, Salazar Park has no playground or toys for children to play on, and it has beautiful sculptures and landscaping to enjoy. Food trucks come in during the lunch hour, and dogs are welcome as long as they’re leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
Looking for a peaceful and fun time with your pup? Look no further than the Irving Dog Park. It’s conveniently located near the animal shelter, and just slightly east of the DFW international airport. This barktastic dog park features two separate play areas where your small or large pooch can run and socialize off leash with other four-legged friends of the same size. Bring along a favorite book, or your phone and enjoy the park’s Wi-Fi hot spots! No need to bring your pup’s water bowl, as there are fun drinking fountains for dogs and humans, in addition to convenient shade trees and benches for seating.
What formerly was a working ranch is now a quaint little neighborhood, offering peaceful strolls around town. For the pups who love to go trail walking, this neighborhood offers 22 miles of paved trails at the Sam Houston Trail Park. Make sure to keep Fido on a leash though, as there are often many bikers, rollerbladers, kids, and runners! Before your morning jog with your furry pal, make sure to stop by Java Me Up for delicious treats, smoothies, pastries and much-needed caffeine time with your canine. Feeling hungry? Right around the corner is the neighborhood’s Vietnamese I Luv Pho restaurant, where your pet can sit with you while you slurp up some noodles!
The Downtown Heritage District is not to be missed! This neighborhood offers quaint streetscapes, but its best feature is the variety of small parks. The Centennial Park is a commemorative town park where your pooch can enjoy Sunday strolls watching the ducks. Pooches and parents alike can come to this park to enjoy daytime picnics in the designated picnic area. In nearby Millennium Park, you and your fur buddy can awe at the 30 foot fountain. Just a skip away is Veterans Memorial Park, which offers tranquil lake waters and walking trails. Keep in mind to keep your pup on a leash in these public areas.