Formerly an anthropological treasure known for its' numerous buried artifacts and rare geographic formations, the city of Rockwall, Texas, is now a growing suburban town in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Home to thousands of companion animals, Rockwall has just what you need to explore a day out on the town with your furry friend in tow.
Created in 2010, the Rockwall Area Dog Park was funded fully through donations and the support of local businesses. The area is fully fenced, with divided areas for large and small dogs. Full of grass, shade, and modern amenities like water stations, waste bags, and landscaped sitting areas, the park is used by many residents and visitors. The park is open daily from 5 am to 10 pm.
Rockwall's other parks allow dogs to play on-leash, but they're surely worth a visit for the excitable pooch. Emerald Park offers lakeside access and trails, as well as fishing docks. If you have young children, Jewel Park makes a great stop, due to the innovative playground with sand tables, and the pond and walking paths.
Trails in the area include the Squabble Creek Trail. Over six miles long, the loop is a moderate path that is generally used for mountain biking, though leashed dogs are allowed.
The Harry Myers Dog Park is the local canine hot spot. Located in the Williams Street and Ole West Lane neighborhood, this off leash park provides ample space for your pooch to expend his extra energy. His tail will go wild as he sniffs his way around the park. Throw a ball for a game of fetch, or let him romp and play with his new furry friends. There is a separate section for smaller dogs, so petite pooches can enjoy the park at their own pace. Don’t let your pup miss out on this pawsome park, bring him over today!
If your pup is itching to get outside, head over to Rockwall’s City Center and visit one of the pupperific parks. Raymond Cameron Park is at the northern end of Caruth Lake. Paved walking paths wander around the lake, providing lovely scenery. Your pup can strut her stuff as she gets her four legs movin’ and groovin’. Phelps Lake Park is just a bone’s throw away. Stroll around the walking path for an easy walk. This lake is also a popular fishing and boating location. Find a spot on the shore and cast a line. Maybe your furry friend will bring you luck!
It’s true what they say- a tired dog is a good dog. Help your pooch be his best by taking him for a walk at Shores Park. This park is situated in the Goilad Street and FM Road 552 neighborhood, and has a paved walking path that winds through natural open space and shade trees. Get your pup’s heart rate pumping with a couple loops around the park’s perimeter. Stop at the drinking fountain for some water before heading out into the surrounding residential streets. This is the perfect opportunity to sharpen up your furry friend’s leash skills. Plus, he’ll love being outside in the fresh air.
Clip a leash on your fur baby and head over to Emerald Bay Park in the Goliad Street and Koffman Street neighborhood. Take a stroll through the open space and let your pooch soak in some sunshine. Picnic tables are available, so bring your lunch and stay awhile. For further outdoor adventuring, check out the nearby Northshore Park. This park may be small, but it still has some pawsome grassy fields for your dog to explore. SH66 Public Boat Ramp is also in the area. Stop by even if you don’t have a boat; there are paved trails that provide beautiful views of Lake Ray Hubbard. No matter which park you go to, your furry BFF will have a tail wagging time!