San Antonio pups have a surefire way to beat the boredom blues in their town! They head to the McAllister Dog Park to get out their wiggles and hob knob with local canines. Located in the lovely and sprawling McAllister Park, the dog park can be found in the southern section of the park, right off of Buckhorn Road just north of Wurzbach Parkway. While you can enter from other areas of the park, you can take advantage of the parking lot from this entrance.
To get to the dog park from the parking area, follow the flat, paved trail with your leashed doggo. The distance is not far, but there are no dog bags or water fountains along the way, so be sure to have some on hand. There are other connecting trails, so just keep an eye out for guide posts.
Once inside, your pup can ditch the leash and start playing! A small dog section helps keeps the little pooches safe, while the big dog area has all sorts of doggie play equipment, including ramps, concrete and metal tubes, hurdles to jump over, and even a metal hoop for ambitious dogs to jump through. It's the canine equivalent of a kid's playground. And with a dirt and woodchip terrain, romping is easy on the paws! Benches and picnic tables offer pawtastic places to take a break while keeping an eye on the dogs. And with 2.42-acres, there's enough room here to tucker out your furbaby for sure!
A walking trail loops around the inside of the dog park for those who prefer a leisurely stroll, and water fountains for both people and pups keep everyone hydrated. About half of the park is shaded by trees, which provides lots of opportunities to get out of the sun. Clean-up bags and trash cans make it easy to do your part and always pick up after your pup.
The rest of McAllister Park is nearly 1,000 acres of open, largely untamed green space with fifteen miles of paved and unpaved biking and hiking trails, along with soccer fields, baseball fields, and picnic facilities. If your pup still has the wiggles, clip the leash back on, grab a couple clean-up bags and go exploring.
No bones about it, your dog will love a trip to the furbulous McAllister Dog Park!