Zilker Metropolitan Park
Here’s another ideal option for getting you and your dogs wet, too! If you are into a long walk, the 10-mile Lady Bird Hike and Bike Trail is a good start to a great day in the great outdoors. To cool off after the trek, slip your kayak or canoe into Lady Bird Lake and let your pup splash in the waters downstream of Barton Springs Pool.
For something different to do, and especially if you have guests in town, bring the whole gang to the park for a train ride – that welcomes your four-legged friends!
Considered "Austin's most-loved park, this 351-acre metropolitan park is by far a favorite for all who live in our apartment community in Austin.
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Located in the heart of our city is one of the community’s favorite hike and bike paths to enjoy year-round. Our research fond that its 10-mile trail system is visited by more than 2.6 million visits a year, and with good reason. The lush and well-maintained path meanders along the water’s edge where one will pass by the city’s skyscrapers, ball fields, neighborhoods, and other cultural attractions.
Although this park isn’t really big, it’s still super pet friendly. Located in Veterans Memorial Park, its five acres offers a dog pond for cooling off on those hot summer days, a dog park, showers and well-used and maintained pet waste stations.
Which reminds us, no matter where you roam throughout our oh-so-pet-friendly city, be sure to pick up after your pup.
Dog House Drinkery
OK, so here’s a perfect place for those with or without a four-legged friend to have a cold one on a hot day. The Dog House Drinkery has a bar with lots of local brews from which to chose, and a nice wine selection as well. TV screens wrap throughout the establishment for your sports-minded friends. Outdoors, the 10 sf off-leash area is not just a place for your pup to play, it has a ‘dog park monitor’ so you can have the best of all worlds on your next day off.
As its one of the largest fenced areas for dogs in the region, it’s well used as a training ground, “yappy hours,” birthday parties and often the site of local adoption events.
According to their website:
The off-leash dog park area is the only area that is membership only, but day passes can be purchased for $8.00 per dog. Yearly membership is $150.00 a year. If you have more than one dog, the cost of the yearly membership is an additional $30.00 per dog.