Sometimes you just need to get your dog out of the house, out of the yard, and give him the space to run and get social with other pooches. If you live in an apartment or condominium without a yard, you’ll likely find that Lake Travis area dog parks will become regular destinations for both you and your furry friend.
Our dog Moses has been to many dog parks in Austin and around the Lake Travis area, so I think he is a pretty good judge of which ones are winners. We are lucky to live close by a couple of his favorites — the dog parks in Lakeway and Bee Cave.
Bark Park in Lakeway’s City Park is one great reason to dust off the old dog leash and head out for the afternoon. Moses loves this place every time we bring him here — it’s fully gated, with enough room to play catch or throw the frisbee. Age-old trees shade several benches within the park, and there is even a small fenced-in area for the littler pooch visitors. The park is very well-maintained and there is plenty of space … even for a hyper Weimaraner.
Bee Cave Dog Park at Central Park is another fun option for an outdoor day with your furry friend. It’s directly off of Bee Cave Parkway and is easily accessible from Ranch Road 620 and Highway 71. A covered pavilion with benches make this a sure win on a warm afternoon. This park is also fully gated and has a decent sized meadow for running and games. Park across the street at Bee Cave Central Park and take the underground tunnel across to get to the dog park.
The last time we went, there was a “water retention area” that looks like it used to be a small pond of some sort that was out of commission. It was totally dried up and can be a muddy mess after it rains. Bee Cave City Council members are looking at two new locations that would keep it on the same side of the street as Central Park … and hopefully a little less muddy!
Please remember to keep the parks as nice as they are by always cleaning up after your dog and dispose of trash and waste when you exit the park.