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20 San Antonio Dog Parks That Will Make Your Tail Wag 

Tired of walking your furry friend down the same old street day after day? With so many dog-friendly parks located in and around San Antonio, there's no need for a monotonous routine. Put some excitement back into your walks by exploring these 20 dog-friendly parks and trails with your fur baby.
Tom Slick Park
7400 Texas 151 Access Rd.
With a lake, playground and plenty of running space, Slick Park is the perfect place for your furry friend to let loose. Why not have some weekend fun?
Photo via Instagram, doggyduothis
Panther Springs Park
22635 Wilderness Oak
This hangout on the far Northside has a combined area for big and small dogs – so make sure your pooch is cool hanging with differently-sized pals.
Photo via Instagram, eduardmatamoros
McAllister Park
13102 Jones-Maltsberger
There’s 1.5 acres of fenced-in land near the Starcrest entrance of this popular Northside park, complete with exercise equipment, a picnic area, benches and a walking trail. With so much to do, you and your pup are sure to have a good time.
Photo via Instagram, zavala.rick
Comanche Lookout Park
15551 Nacogdoches Rd.
Located on the Northeast side of SA at Semmes Library, this park is great to get an intense thigh workout. By walking (or running) up the steep rocky incline to lookout tower, you and your pup will be doing the equivalent of at least 100 high-intensity squats. However, the view from the top is totally worth the work.
Photo via Instagram, adventures_of_penny_and_theo
Yanaguana Garden
434 S. Alamo St.
Just a 10-minute walk from Hemisfair Park, Yanaguana Garden is a lively downtown area dedicated to outdoor fun. There’s a splashpad, an obstacle course, outdoor tabletop games and plenty of places for some scenic Instagram-worthy photos.
Photo via Instagram, sabexar
Bamburger Nature Park
12401 Babcock Rd.
This pup-friendly park has multiple hiking trails and rest-stops throughout, so it’s a great place to go for a hike or jog. Plus it’s open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. all week, so it’s the perfect for those working on a tight schedule.
Photo via Instagram, ceerod
Madison Square Park
400 Lexington
If you live or find yourself around downtown with the pup, this is the perfect little park for a midday romp with plenty of trees for shade from the Texas sun.
Photo via Instagram, everydayiscaturday
O.P. Schnabel Park
9606 Bandera Rd.
O.P. Schnabel Park, first called Bandera Road Park, includes 202 acres of beautiful area for both you and your fur-baby to explore. Remember to stay hydrated though, because that’s a lot of land for four paws to cover.
Photo via Instagram, valeries84
Padre Park
6030 Padre Dr.
Whether you have fur babies or human babies (or both), Padre Park is a scenic area along the Riverwalk with a hiking trail, playground and lake that makes for a perfect day of outdoor adventure.
Photo via Instagram, cro2733
Hemisfair Park
434 S. Alamo St.
Located in downtown San Antonio, Hemisfair Park is the perfect place for a day out in the city. It can get hot even during the fall months, so treat you and your pup to a paleta while you’re there.
Photo via Instagram, benithepugg
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Eisenhower Park
19399 N.W. Military Hwy.
Not only does this park have a great selection of hiking trails, but it also has a picnic area for you and your pooch to relax after some brisk treks on the terrain. Bring a buddy or two with pups of their own to really have a good time.
Photo via Instagram, rachel.8896
Leon Vista Park
8561 Rochelle St.
This trailhead is an awesome place for you and your pup to get some fresh air. Extending beyond UTSA Boulevard, it’s great for long hikes or short walks. Plus, there are plenty of rest-stops in between, so you have time to get some belly-scratches in.
Photo via Instagram, perocafe
Pearsall Park
4700 Old Pearsall
This fenced-in park (actually the city’s first-ever dog park) is now part of the new, revamped jewel of the Southwest Side, compete with playground-like “agility equipment” for dogs, benches and fountains. Your pooch will definitely get a more than a day’s worth of fun here.
Photo via Instagram, nauticalstr5
Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area
143 Mark Twain Dr., Boerne
If you’re into brisk scenic walks or jogs, Kreutzberg Canyon is the perfect place to take your pooch. It’s also full of natural bodies of water to take a quick dip, if you’re feeling up to it. Don’t forget to bring some snacks for you and your pup, because you’re going to want to stay here a while.
Photo via Instagram, vader_the_husky
Medina Natural Area
15890 Hwy. 16 S.
Medina Natural Area is a serene place to spend some quality time with your pup, and maybe even take a dip in the park’s clear blue waters while you’re at it. Go ahead and enjoy some beautiful weather with your furry friend.
Photo via Instagram, fancy.pants.cook
Brackenridge Park
3700 N. St. Mary's St.
Anyone who’s lived in San Antonio long enough knows that Brackenridge Park is the prime place for brisk outdoor walks and duck-feeding. It’s a great place to take your pooch for a day full of tail-wags and leash-tugging.
Photo via Instagram, brendaa0710
Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Rd.
With more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands, this natural area is sure to keep you and your furry-friend busy on a Saturday afternoon. Pack a picnic basket and you’re good to go.
Photo via Instagram, gcarrizales
Tobin Park
150 Ira Lee Rd.
Part of the Oakwell Trailhead, this park has an expansive series of trails where you can bike, run, walk or just spend some quality outdoor time with your pup.
Photo via Instagram, karen_starrrr
Raymond Russell Park
20644 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd.
Not only is Raymond Russell Park full of awesome trails to take a stroll with your pup, but it also has some really cool playground equipment for kids as well. If you’re up for a day of play with the family, this park is meant for you.
Photo via Instagram, midwest.pups
Mud Creek Park
166675 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
This park is full of off-trail adventures and beautiful scenic fields. Whether you and your pooch are looking for a brisk walk or an intense hike, Mud Creek has got you covered.
Photo via Instagram, s.hopkins.runs
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Tom Slick Park
7400 Texas 151 Access Rd.
With a lake, playground and plenty of running space, Slick Park is the perfect place for your furry friend to let loose. Why not have some weekend fun?
Photo via Instagram, doggyduothis
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