Today was the day – the Railroad Park Dog Park in Lewisville was reopened after over two weeks of locked gates! If you haven’t been yet, you should really make the trip – your dogs will love you for it. It’s got separate areas for small and large dogs, covered benches for the humans, with drinking water for dogs and humans, and the sod is in great condition. Plenty of parking and nice visual vistas make the pleasant for humans too.
You can get more information and maps at the City of Lewisville’s website, just click on the link above.
I also received great news for those of you that live in Frisco – the city has moved up your proposed Dog Park up the priority list. This news was spread via email from Sarah Perham, President of Frisco Dog Park, Inc., and she credits your emails of support sent to the Mayor and City Council for helping to convey how important this issue is for the residents of Frisco. The next Council Meeting is on March 11th, so continue the good work and keep those emails coming.
There are many great dog parks in the area now, hopefully we will soon have one in every city so that dog socialization and exercise are convenient for everyone. I’ve recapped the area dog parks below.
White Rock Dog Park
8000 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas
Unleashed Dog Park
5151 Samuell Blvd., Dallas
Bark Park Central
Good Latimer Expressway and Commerce (under Hwy 75), Dallas
Downtown Dog Park
Liberty near Swiss Ave in Deep Ellum, Dallas
Main Street Garden Urban Dog Run
1900 Main St, Dallas
Central Dog Park (at Central Christian Church)
4711 Westside Dr, Dallas
Wagging Tail Dog Park
5841 Keller Springs, Dallas
Addison Dog Park (at Dome Park)
Le Grande Dr, Addison
Addison Dog Park (at Les Lacs Linear Park)
Sidney Dr and Woodway Dr, South end of Les Lac Trail, Addison
Canine Commons Dog Park
US 75 and Stacy Rd (parking lot north of Petsmart), Allen
Tails and Trails Dog Park
950 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington
Wiggly Field Dog Park (at Lake Forest Park)
1400 Ryan Rd, Denton
Central Bark Grand Prairie Dog Park (at Veterans Park)
2222 W Warrior Trl, Grand Prairie
Railroad Park Dog Park
1301 S. Railroad Street, Lewisville
Tipps Canine Hollow (at Northfield Park)
7804 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills
Jack Carter Dog Park
6500 Roundrock Trail, Plano
BooBoo's Buddies Dog Park (at Bob Jones Park)
3901 N. White Chapel (near the softball fields), Southlake
There are several websites that list dog parks by area like www.dogparkusa.com, but they are not all kept up-to-date, so check more than one to be safe. They list general information, so that you don’t have to visit each city’s website to get hours of operation, locations and maps, and hotline numbers.
Most of the dog parks have a published phone number to call for information, be sure and call first if you aren’t sure the park will be open because of weather or maintenance. Dog parks are typically open six days a week and closed one day for maintenance – check the website for which day of the week for your park.
For more info: If you are interested in learning more about dog training or different ways to solve problems and communicate with your dog, there are many places you can start, including the link to www.clickertraining.com. As always, you can email me at TAMIam@training-spot.net with any questions or comments, or for help with specific issues that you are having with your dog. There are links to more resources at http://tinyurl.com/tracimurdock .