The centrally-located off-leash dog area of Town Lake - Auditorium Shores is an unfenced, lush property where Fido can run around in the large grassy area and play with the other animals nearby. Auditorium Shores is also a fantastic place for owners to run or walk their dogs along the Zilker Park trail while enjoying the beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake, the Austin skyline, and the famous Stevie Ray Vaughan statue.
The trails are all leash free, and you can also use the pedestrian bridge toward downtown to get a little bit more exercise for both you and your pup. Parking is available to all visitors anywhere on Riverside, while the leash-free area stretches from South First all the way to Bouldin Avenue.
The massive running space is ideal for high-energy pets, although owners need to be mindful of the traffic trail that runs through the off-leash area. There are also plenty of trees around as well as benches to sit on, water fountains for the dogs, waste bag dispensers and trash cans, along with plenty of grass for Fido to play around.
Given that the park is unfenced, owners need to pay extra attention to their pets, especially when running and playing in the designated off-leash area. As the property is close to the street, dogs could run out toward Riverside Drive and get hurt. Therefore, handlers need to be attentive to their dog’s whereabouts at all times and make sure they respond promptly to their voice commands.
If you are looking for a spot to run alongside your furry best friend or enjoy the benefits of walking on the trails of a bustling dog park, Town Lake - Auditorium Shores is the place to go. From outdoor concert venues to relaxing biking trails, Auditorium Shores is an ideal location for owners and pets alike.