The Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park is an expansive 344 acre park nestled in a residential area of south Austin. The best part is that it has a whole section that's gone to the dogs! In the north end of the park, you'll find an off-leash area where dogs can romp around in glorious freedom. This park truly has something in it for everyone, human or canine. It's the pawfect way to spend some quality time with your best pal.
The off-leash dog park can be accessed on 1st Street, south of Slaughter Lane in the north end of the park. Here you'll find a parking lot where you can start your adventure. The off-leash area consists of a one-mile loop trail that winds through the cedars and crosses creeks. The outside border of the whole park is fenced, although it's so large that you wouldn't know it. Since it's quite forested, there aren't many open spaces for a game of fetch, but your pal will love scampering over roots and through streams like a wild dog. Clean-up stations with waste bags and trash cans can be found along the trail. It can get muddy are after a heavy rain, so make sure you check the forecast before going out and bring a towel for your car! Your pup may get messy, but they'll love it. Also bring any other adventure essentials, including water.
Your pal is allowed to explore the rest of the park with you as well, as long as they stay leashed. Here you'll find six more miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrians, with intermittent fitness stations. The main trail in the park forms a large loop with smaller trails veering off. Some other features include picnic and barbecue areas, a wide variety of athletic fields and courts, a fishing pier, and a playground.
With all these opportunities for puppy playtime, Mary Moore Searight Off-Leash Area will get your dog leaping for joy!