On the west side of Crystalbrook, you can find the larger parcel, which is a woofderful walking space bordering family homes. The loop trail stretches for a 1/2 mile, and rambles through small trees and open space, and pawfect for a relaxing walk with your pup. Picnic tables and benches are placed sporadically, some under some nice shade from bigger trees. Be sure to keep your dog leashed in this section, and bring water to drink and clean-up bags. Trash cans are placed along the trail, making it convenient to always stoop and scoop.
The smaller section is on the east side of Crystalbrook, right across from the trail area, and features more amenities for a neighborhood park. A playground beckons the smaller humans, while courts for volleyball and basketball keep the sports enthusiasts busy. A pavilion offers tables and grills for an outdoor meal or get together, and restrooms are conveniently on site. This side does have clean-up bag stations, but its always a good idea to have some on hand just in case. And while water is available at the restrooms, you may want to bring a bottle or bowl for your pup. Both sections prominently display signs directing visitors to keep their dogs on leash, even if wandering in the open areas.
The city of Austin does allow dogs to go off leash in a section of the park on the east side of Crystalbrook. While not an actual dog park, the off leash area can be found north of the basketball courts, and consists of a narrow strip of land between the cement retaining wall that controls flooding from Walnut Creek and residential homes. Your dog can also go off leash on the other side of the cement wall and around Walnut Creek itself. This area is large and wild, and can have difficult terrain, especially around the creek itself, so be cautious. Always ensure you and your dog have appropriate protection on as ticks have been reported in this area.
Keep on eye on your dog when off leash, stay close by, and be sure your dog is good under voice command, as there is not fencing surrounding either of the off leash areas. There is a limit of four dogs per person. Have a leash on hand as you'll need it when going to and from the off leash areas. Your dog should also be fully vaccinated and have a current license tag on too.
For an pawrific day your dog won't soon furget, take a trip to Davis White Northeast District Park to visit the furbulous off leash area!