Prado Verde, meaning green pasture in Spanish, sits at the base of the green Westside Open Reserve and Franklin Mountains State Park, making it easy to understand how this community came to get its name. Westside Dog Park Don Haskins Community Center lets local pooches have some off-leash in a fenced-in space that provides access to a small and large dog area, water fountain, and shade trees! Franklin Mountains State Park provides more than 100 miles’ worth of hiking and biking trails plotted on 27,000 acres of forests, mountains, and wildlife. On-leash dogs are encouraged to accompany their owners on all trails and campground areas.
Situated along the Texas/New Mexico border, the neighborhood of Canutillo is accessible from Interstate 10, Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive, South Desert Boulevard, and Doniphan Drive. Zin Valle Vineyards is literally as close as you can get to New Mexico and invites leashed dogs that are well-behaved and friendly to explore the vineyards and the experience of wine tasting with their humans. If you and Fido are looking for somewhere to rest your head for the night, Residence inn by Marriott, local Airbnb rentals, and Studio 6 provide dog friendly lodging accommodations.
El Paso is one of the more well-known border towns in Texas, it lies directly along the United States Mexico Border and about 14 miles south of Prado Verde. Tom Lea Upper Park, Bill Rodgers Arroyo, San Jacinto Plaza, Aztec Calendar Park, Tula Irrobali Park, and Armijo Park are great places to walk your dog. They all provide paved walkways and open grassed areas where you can spend the afternoon or for a quick potty break! If you’re looking to socialize with your pooch and have a good time, Rockin Cigar Bar and Grill will provide you with just that! Smoke a cigar, have a drink and a bite to eat with your dog at your feet.