Dog parks are the best thing to happen to pups since dog treats! They’re a secure place to play with other pups and to burn off energy. We have several dog parks within San Antonio and the surrounding areas for you to check out and, since I have explored nearly all the San Antonio dog parks with my pups, I’ve decided to rate them for you.
*Disclaimer: These are my personal opinions of the dog parks listed below.
McAllister – 8418 Buckhorn Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
Pros – 99% of the time, your pup will ALWAYS have a furend there. It’s such a popular dog park with beautiful trails. There is a big and small dog yard. The big dog yard has amazing agility equipment to interact with.
Cons – The small dog yard does not have a water fountain. The play structures are in full sun and get hot in the afternoon. This is a very popular dog park with several pup personalities so if your pup gets overwhelmed easily, sticking to the trails may be best.
RATING: 7 out of 10 wags
Phil Hardberger – 13203 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Pros – There are TWO dog parks here. One at each end of the park, with shaded trails in between. Both the big and small dog yards have play structures. The large dogs have a cement water trough, which is super cute when they go to it to drink water.
Con – The A-frames in the big dog yard are extremely steep. My non-agility dog struggled to climb up it, and not too many parents were having their pups interact with it.
RATING: 9 out of 10 wags
Tom Slick – 7400 Texas 151 Access Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227
Pros – Both the big and small dog yards have agility equipment to play with. The pups in the big dog yard were splashing in a kiddie pool that was there. There is a baseball field, work out equipment and a kid’s playground all near the dog park.
Con – The fence between the big and small dog yard is short. I’d estimate it to be 4 feet tall, which is not high enough to prevent some pups from jumping over.
RATING: 8 out of 10 wags
Bark Park –Alamo Heights Blvd Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Pro – The big dog yard is large and there are lots of benches for humans and pups to sit on. The large bushes of primrose jasmine make an enriching activity for pups to romp through.
Cons – To my surprise, the water in the park was not running for dogs to get a drink. There were no play structures and the small dog yard seemed like an alleyway with overgrown weeds. Being in the center of a very nice neighborhood, my expectations must have been too high.
RATING: 5 out of 10 wags
Taking your pup to the local dog park is such an enriching adventure. If you have a long day at work or are unsure of your pup’s behavior at the dog park, bring your pup to Pawderosa Ranch for doggie daycare. We offer them the same benefits in a secure environment with our trained enrichment specialists.
Until next week…Well Wishes and Puppy Kisses!
At Pawderosa Ranch we welcome all dogs to come play and stay with us! Each rancher is cared for by a specialized staff who understand the benefits of dog daycare and lodging and who are passionate about making Pawderosa Ranch the best dog boarding in San Antonio. We can’t wait to see your pup!