San Antonio Dog Parks – All About Dog Parks in San Antonio, Texas

Dog parks in San Antonio, Texas have varying provisions, but they typically offer a 4 ‘ to 6 ‘ fence, separate double-gated entry and exit points, adequate irrigation, human benches, shade for hot days, near-site parking, sanitation, pooper-scooper for collecting and disposing of animal waste in covered trash cans, and regular maintenance and cleaning of the grounds. Dog parks in San Antonio, Texas may also provide wheelchair access, a swimming pool and a separate small dog enclosure.

Some dog parks have different playing areas for dogs big and small. Others have one large space of all sizes for dogs. This topic is being debated, as some believe that dogs  in San Antonio, Texas should be divided by size while others agree that dogs of all sizes can and should socialize.

Communities  in San Antonio, Texas sometimes re-purpose off-season pools, ice rinks, hockey rinks and tennis courts as makeshift dog parks as a cost-effective, practical and fast way to solve a problem. Municipalities allow flexibility in zoning and/or tax benefits, and waiver of responsibility for these.

The fastest growing section of city parks  in San Antonio, Texas are the dog parks. Among the 100 biggest U.S. cities throughout 2010, there were 569 off-leash dog parks, a 34 percent improvement in 5 years, while total parks only grew by 3 percent. For every 100,000 people, Portland, Oregon has the highest per capita in the USA with 5.7 dog parks. Calgary has North America’s highest per capita, with 15.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. More American households with dogs currently exist than with 43 million and 38 million children respectively. That’s a playground for people without children.

Some dog parks in San Antonio, Texas  allow kids inside, if they are properly chaperoned by an adult, while others prohibit kids. The San Antonio Dog Park Association, a non-governmental organization, said adults should be careful about bringing children inside a dog park and be mindful that both the dog and a child are hard to keep a close eye on.

The only thing that people from Texas enjoy more than BBQ is their pets. San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, known for its rich history and prominence. A growing human population of course comes hand in hand with a booming canine populace. Fortunately there is no lack of fantastic dog parks in San Antonio, Texas .

Do you have too many arrangements for regular exercise of your dog while you’re in San Antonio? Local dog walkers are available for hire who are more than happy to show them around. Your dog will love you for it!

Some of many must-see dog parks are located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, that dog-owners shouldn’t miss: 

  • Falcone Park
  • Lady Bird Johnson Park
  • Madison Square Park
  • McAllister Park
  • New Territories
  • Panther Springs Park
  • Pearsall Park
  • Phil Hardberger Park
  • Southside Lions Park

These amazing dog parks are located just down the street from our location at 11440 Potranco Road, Suite 102. Stop by for a visit anytime!

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