The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is a welcoming place for dog-lovers and their four-footed companions, from encouraging participation together in many activities throughout the year to allowing dogs at a variety of open-air cafes and events, to providing special places for dogs, large and small, to exercise and become socialized.
“Bark Parks” are popular – there are now four parks in Dallas, while Fort Worth claims the nation’s top-rated park, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. They provide protected play and exercise space for the pooches and are very attractive additions to their neighborhoods as well.
Popular with Pets and People
The first city-owned off-leash dog park in Dallas, on East Mockingbird Lane near White Rock Lake, is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is a popular destination, as are the adjacent walking paths and bike trails around the lake itself. After a safe workout at the dog park, many a Dallas dog will accompany an owner on a jog or a sprint on-leash through the larger White Rock recreation complex.
Dallas maintains parks in various areas, ranging in size from the 21-acre Dallas North Bark Park on Gramercy Oaks to a pocket-sized canine play space in Deep Ellum, in the …read more