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Dog Areas in Martindale

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The infamous town of Martindale is 30 miles south of Austin, surrounded by old farmlands and great places to go camping. The old-timey feel of the city has been used by many film scouts over the years, reoccurring in scenes from different drama and horror movies. The movie never ends for Martindale's dogs, since the area is rich in natural and developed places to walk and spend some outdoor time with Fido. And while Martindale is too small for its own veterinary clinic, one can be found just 5 miles away in San Marcos.

The Allen Bates River Park is the largest park in the city, resting right on the shore of the San Marcos River. Grassy fields cover the park with scattered trees, dirt walkways, and access to the river for swimming and fishing. The park also includes a basketball court, swings, a pavilion, a playground, trash bins, and benches. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside this park.

The Spencer Canoes & Shady Grove Campground is a well-maintained area with multiple camping spots, open space, and wooded trails. The grounds have picnic tables, a pavilion, and plenty of space to run around and set up your tents with your pooch. You'll have to come prepared with water and clean-up bags, but dogs do not have to be on a leash inside this park.

Martindale provides residents with a cozy and quiet place to live and play with Fido, so make this town the backdrop to your own buddy flick!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Martindale

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 489/sq mi

    #1 Martindale

    Martindale is a small and quiet town, with only a few places to bring Fido out for a walk. One of those places is Hog Island, a small island in the middle of the river on the north side of town. Park on the road and this sandy plot of land with a dirt trail leading from one end of the island to the other. There's a small grassy field and beach area, perfect for playing in the water and running around. Dogs are not required to be on a leash inside this park, but remember to bring water and clean-up bags! On the west side of town is a small group of lakes. From here, you can access the River Lakes Trail that follows a small island bridge and leads to the center of the lake and a small grassy field. Dogs are welcome on the trail and do not need to be on a leash.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,385/sq mi

    #2 Wonder World Drive

    The neighborhood of Wonder World Drive is a suburban neighborhood on the outside of downtown San Marcos, just 6.4 miles from Martindale. Stokes Park is the most popular park of the neighborhood, thanks to its abundance of green space along the San Marcos River, walking trails, and picnic space. There are benches, picnic tables, and shaded seating, with over a mile of trails, access to the river for fishing and swimming, and trash bins. The best part of the park is that dogs do not have to remain on a leash inside the park, although it is not fenced-in. Be sure to bring water and clean-up bags.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 4,103/sq mi

    #3 Rio Vista

    The Rio Vista is a neighborhood mixed with residential homes and natural woods. The area is in San Marcos, 7 miles north of Martindale. The dog-friendliest park in the area is the Rio Vista Park, which rests on the western side of the San Marcos River. The park boasts a lot of unique features, like a walking bridge that goes over the river, a fishing pier, boat launch, and beach area for swimmers. On the inner part of the park, there are enclosed tennis courts, a playground, open spaces, shaded sitting areas, water fountains, clean-up stations, and a paved walking trail. Fido can walk, run around or go for a relaxing swim here as long as he remains on a leash.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 793/sq mi

    #4 Fairlawn

    The Fairlawn community is a residential area in the city of San Marcos, 5.3 miles north of Martindale. The main dog attraction in the neighborhood is the Gary Sports Complex, which has multiple recreational fields and open space for visitors and residents. There are 8 fenced-in baseball fields, grassy fields, paved walkways, restrooms, and a pavilion for picnics. Whether going for a walk, or needing room to run around and play, Fido will love it at the park, especially with access to amenities like water fountains, benches, trash bins, nighttime lights, and clean-up stations. The Blanco Shoals Natural Area is another dog-friendly spot that has over 30 acres of protected land along the Blanco River. There are nature trails, space to play, and an area for recreational use. Dogs must be on a leash inside both parks.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 8,657/sq mi

    #5 Central San Marcos

    Central San Marcos is the main location to the city's shopping district and business area in San Marcos, located 7.7 miles north of Martindale. Inside the bustling neighborhood is Dunbar Park, made popular thanks to its grassy fields and open space, and surrounded by trees that offer privacy and shade. The park has a fenced-in basketball court, a playground, and pavilion for picnics available for leashed pups. Willow Springs Park is another dog-friendly park in the neighborhood that has a clean open area to run around and play in, with a looping trail and playground. Dogs do not have to be on a leash inside this park, but remember to bring some water!
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