Off leash dog parks are becoming more popular across the United States, especially near residential areas where people live in apartments and townhouses. In the area around Keller, there are several dog parks perfect for exercising your pet.
K-9 Pointe- City of Keller
1100 Bear Creek Pkwy. Keller, TX 76248
Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday
Within the city limits of Keller, the K9 Pointe Dog Park offers a safe area for off leash adventures with your canine friend. The park offers separate areas for large and small dogs. For the safety of your pet and the others enjoying the park, large dogs are not permitted in the small dog area. Small dogs may enter the large pet area, but the owner assumes any risk if injury occurs.
The park offers shady pavilions, comfortable seating, and water fountains. On site agility equipment creates the ideal environment to improve your pet’s mental and physical condition. For the safety of all the dogs, your pet’s leash should be removed before entering the play area and reattached upon exiting.
In order to keep the park clean, there are certain rules you should follow. Please clean up after your pet. No food or dog treats are allowed in the park and no drinks in glass bottles. In order to enter the exercise area, your pet should have current vaccinations and wear the appropriate tags. You should also have visual and voice command of your pet at all times.
NRH Tipps Canine Hollow
7804 Davis Blvd. North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Hours 7:00 a.m. to dusk Closed Wednesday mornings
NRH Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park is part of the NRH Parks and Trails system. Leashed dogs are permitted on the hiking and walking trails throughout the park, but Canine Hollow provides a safe place for dogs to run and play off leash.
Canine Hollow is a picturesque park with plenty of shady areas, benches, and water fountains. A donated sculpture of children playing with dogs adds a whimsical touch to the park.
The off leash dog park offers a 2 acre fenced area for large breed dogs and a 1 acre fenced area for small (under 35 pounds) and frail or handicapped animals. No puppies under four months are allowed in any part of the park.
The park has water fountains on site, but asks that no glass bottles be brought in. Also, alcoholic beverages and food, including dog treats, are prohibited. No smoking is allowed in the park.
Pets should be up to date on vaccinations and wear the proper tags. Aggressive pets, dogs that bark excessively, and pets that will not respond to owner commands will be asked to leave. Children under 14 need parental supervision and are not allowed to run or roughhouse with pets. The park also asks that all bicycles, strollers, etc. not be brought into the dog exercise area.
Willow Creek Park
101 S. Knowles Dr. Saginaw, TX 76179
Open daylight to dusk
Willow Creek Park in Saginaw is just a short drive from Keller. This family friendly park has a 2.5 mile jogging/walking path with water fountains, exercise stations, and pet waste disposal stations along the trail.
The park has playgrounds, picnic tables, pavilions, and a gazebo along with tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, and basketball courts. Glass containers are not allowed in the park. All trash should be properly disposed of.
Dogs on leash are permitted on the trails and grassy areas, as long as the owner cleans up any mess. There are also two fenced, off leash areas designated for small and large dogs. Large dogs are not allowed in the small dog area.
Z Bonz Dog Park
6950 W. Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76116
Hours 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 pm. Wed-Sun, closed Monday, Closed Tues after 11:30 a.m.
Just a short drive from Keller, Z Bonz Dog Park in Fort Worth is one of the largest in the area. The ten acre park, a former golf course, has been divided into two fenced dog parks. The large dog park is seven acres of grass with large shade trees and an aerated pond. Agility equipment provides plenty of activity for dogs over 40 pounds.
For smaller dogs, a three acre fenced area has plenty of pet drinking fountains, shady areas and a small pond. Only dogs under 40 pounds are permitted in this area. No puppies under four months are allowed in any part of the dog park.
Owners are responsible for dog behavior and waste. Clean up any fecal matter. Have your leash handy at all times in case of emergency. Dogs that are excessively noisy or displaying any aggressive behavior will be asked to leave the park. Females in heat are prohibited from entering the park.
For safety reasons, no food, drink, or dog treats are allowed in the fenced areas of the park. All dogs should be up to date on vaccines and display the proper tags. Children under 12 require parent supervision at all times.
Bark Park at Bear Creek
Texas 360 Service Road, Grapevine, TX 76051
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
The Bark Park is a fenced, off leash play area for pets adjacent to Bear Creek Park. The park has a 1 mile walking trail, nature trails, playgrounds, pavilions, and ball fields. The Bark Park has two fenced pet paddocks -the large pet area for dogs over 25 pounds and the small pet area for dogs 25 pounds or under.
Each pet friendly pet area has shade covered benches, waste disposal stations, water fountains, and a motion activated splash pad to cool pets on hot days. The park also has an agility course and dog wash station.
Pets under six months are not allowed in the park. All pets should have the proper vaccinations and current tags and license. Children under 12 need parent supervision, and children cannot run and play with pets in the fenced area. No food, drinks, or treats are allowed in the dog park.