Tom Slick Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to Public

Location: 7400 Texas 151 Access Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227

Enrichment: Agility equipment

Areas: Two: Small and Large dog areas

Surface: Mulch, concrete, dirt and grass

Human Comfort: A few benches and a shade structure.

 

TheOKDog’s Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Paws

 

Phil Hardberger Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced Off Leash

Open to Public

Location: 13203 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

Enrichment: Agility equipment

Areas: Two: Large and small dog

Surface: Mulch, grass, dirt

Human Comfort: A few large picnic tables

 

TheOKDog’s Rating: 3 out of 5 Paws

Universal City Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to Public

Location: 134 Athenian Dr, Universal City, TX 78148

Enrichment: Agility equipment

Areas: Two: Small and Large dog

Surface: Grass, dirt, concrete, pebbles

Human Comfort: Benches and large rocks and a few shade structures.

 

TheOKDog’s Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Paws

San Marcos Dog Park

Nature of Park: Fenced off leash dog park

Open to Public

Location: 250 Charles Austin Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

Enrichment:  Agility Equipment

Areas: Four, they are not marked.  I guess use which ever one you want!

Surface: Dirt, grass, concrete, mulch

Human Comfort:  Shade structures and picnic tables and benches.

 

TheOKDog’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paws

 

Pet Friendly Cabins: Lakeside Cottage

Lakeside Cottage (Sliding Rock Cabins)

Lakeside Cottage.jpgPros:

  • Large Fenced-in area
  • Outside Fire pit
  • Good Size Cabin
  • Pool Table

Cons:

  • Hot Tub not covered
  • No cable or satellite
  • Looks more like beach house than cabin
  • Not available anymore

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of a Dog Park

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One of our favorite things to do is travel to different states and dog parks. So far we’ve visited over 250 dog parks!  We have learned so much about what a great dog park looks like, we have a TOP 20 LIST based on how we rate the Characteristics of a Dog Park 

 

Characteristics of a Dog Park

using the NO LEASH acronym

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Nature of Park– Type of Park, On leash/off leash area, fenced or not fenced
Open to– Public or Fee/Private
Location of– Address, parking ease, ability to get in and out, ease to fine
Enrichment-Agility equipment, water for swimming, wooded area
Areas-large/small, acreage
Surfaces– Type of surface- sand, turf, grass, dirt, pebbles
Human Comfort- bathrooms, seating area, shade

#characteristicsofadogpark

 

Check out all the dog parks we’ve visited by checking out
The OK Dog’s Ultimate Dog Park List

Barkworld 2013

Barkworld 2013 is in the books.  This was our 3rd time going in the 4 years of its existence.  Lots of SWAG, good info, and good times.  Ossian and Koda loved daycare!  (Ossian definitely put the “Bark” in Barkworld… he was very talkative during daycare.  Best Friends Pet Care does such an awesome job! They need one in Lexington!  We were glad to hear Victoria Stilwell again, as well as many other speakers.  We are already looking forward to next year!

On the long way home Sunday, we stopped at Newtown Dream Dog Park and Chattapoochie Dog Park in Georgia.  Newtown Dream was very cool.  They have Astroturf instead of grass, which is much less messy, and Ossian loved the fountain pad. There were also several big dogs there, NONE of which Ossian went after! (He probably would have lost the battle with the Irish Wolfhound that dwarfed him).  Chattapoochie was half closed, but still a decent park with fountains.  The dogs slept most of the way home, except for our stop at Petco to spend our gift cards.  The dogs will need a few days to recuperate (as will Mommy and I), but we all enjoyed ourselves!

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