The 12 Best Dog Parks, Off-Leash Areas, and Dog-Friendly Parks in Fort Worth, TX

Looking for some great outdoor spaces to explore with your pup? We'll tell you all about the top dog parks in Fort Worth, and what each one has to offer.

Hey Texans! Ready for some outdoor time with your favorite canine? Well… you're in luck! Fort Worth, TX, has tons of great dog parks, off-leash areas, and dog-friendly public parks for you and your sweet pup to enjoy. But how do you know where to find these, or which park will be the best fit for you?

No worries! Our list below of the top outdoor dog spaces in Fort Worth will tell you a little bit about each place. And there are so many different benefits at each park that you're sure to find your dog's new favorite spot.

Interested in more dog-friendly activities? We've got those too! Fort Worth also has some fantastic pet-friendly restaurants. That's right… you can actually bring your furry best friend right along with you to some of the best places in town. Most restaurants and bars will let you bring your dog, as long as they have outdoor seating. But it's always best to check ahead of time as some restaurants are dog-friendlier than others.

But wait… don't forget about finding the best local pet care businesses in town. Click here to type in your zip code, and we'll show you all of the best dog walkers, cat sitters, pet groomers, and more—in and around Fort Worth, TX.

Now, if you're ready to get outdoors for some much-needed fresh air and exercise with your precious pooch, let's check out the list below!

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The 12 Best Dog Parks, Off-Leash Areas, and Dog-Friendly Parks in Fort Worth, TX:


  1. Bark at First Flight Park
  2. Calhound Dog Park
  3. Cherry Lane Dog Park
  4. Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park
  5. Keenum-Shelton Dog Park
  6. North Z Boaz Community Park
  7. NRH Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park
  8. Tails n' Trails Dog Park
  9. Tandy Hills Natural Area/Stratford Nature Area
  10. Trinity Park
  11. Willow Creek Park
  12. ZBonz Dog Park

Bark Park at First Flight Park — 2700 Mercedes Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Bark Park is a dog park located within First Flight Park in the Linwood area of Fort Worth. This is a small fenced-in dog park with only about 3,200 square feet. It is recommended for small dogs only because of the limited space. But this small dog park does offer some beautiful greenery in the middle of the city.

Calhound Dog Park — 405 E Annie St, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Calhound Dog Park is a small city park located within Calhoun Park, near the South Main area of Fort Worth, TX. It is a fully fenced-in off-leash dog park and offers a covered seating area for the humans. This park provides water stations, waste stations, and is conveniently located for city dwellers.

Cherry Lane Dog Park — 320 N Cherry Ln, White Settlement, TX 76108

Cherry Lane Dog Park, formerly known as Buzz Fence Dog Park, is located in the White Settlement area, on the west side of Fort Worth, TX. Cherry Lane is a fully fenced-in dog park with plenty of grass and separate sections for small and large dogs. On top of that, it has canine agility equipment and fire hydrants in both sections.

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Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park — 751 Beach St, Fort Worth, TX 76111

Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park is a fully fenced-in dog park. In fact, it was Fort Worth's first off-leash dog park. There are two separate sections—one for small dogs, and one for large dogs. This park also provides picnic tables and benches, waste stations, and water stations for both dogs and humans. This park even has yearly events like "Hank FM Dog Day in the Park" and "Barktoberfest." So make sure to check out their Facebook page to keep up to date on all of their special events and activities.

Keenum-Shelton Dog Park — 3217 Dakota Trail, Lake Worth, TX 76135

Keenum-Shelton Dog Park is a fully fenced-in dog park with separate sections for small and large dogs to play in. Plus you'll find canine agility equipment, benches, and some nice shade trees for those hot summer days. The ground covering is grass, and they also provide waste stations, so you can clean up after your pup. And there's a human and canine combination water fountain, so everyone can stay hydrated.

North Z Boaz Community Park — 3200 Lackland Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

North Z Boaz Community Park is a 10-acre dog-friendly park with a swimming hole, canine agility equipment, children's playground, benches, and more than enough room for your pup to run around off-leash. Your dog can play with the other pups, or you can take them for a walk around the park. There's so much room here, your dog will never get bored.

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NRH Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park — 7804 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76182

NRH Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park is located in North Richland Hills, and is a beautiful 3-acre green space for dogs. This off-leash dog park offers 2 acres of fenced-in space for large dog breeds, and 1 acre for the smaller dog breeds. There are also water stations, waste stations, picnic tables, benches, and plenty of shade trees throughout.

"A whimsical bronze sculpture of a dog and three children sits at the entrance to the park and evokes memories of simple childhood pleasures. The sculpture's artist is unknown. It originally stood at a mall and was donated to the city." The park hours are from 7 am to dusk, every day. But keep in mind that the park is closed on Wednesdays from 7 am to 11 am for weekly maintenance.

Tails n' Trails Dog Park — 950 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018

The Tails n' Trails Dog Park is located on the south side of Arlington, just southeast of Fort Worth. This 5.7-acre off-leash dog park has plenty of open grassy space for dogs to run and play, plus lots of wooded areas and shade trees.

It is fully fenced-in, always clean and well-maintained, and provides waste stations, water stations, and even a sidewalk where you can take your pup for a stroll. In addition to these great canine amenities, humans will also enjoy the hiking and biking trails, nature area, and plenty of seating throughout.

Tandy Hills Natural Area/Stratford Nature Area — 3325 View St, Fort Worth, TX 76103

If you're looking for wide open spaces as far as the eye can see… this is the place for you! Tandy Hills Natural Area/Stratford Nature Area is a gigantic dog-friendly park with 160 acres of indigenous prairie land "located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas."

There are walking trails throughout this park that cut through the prairie and wild flowers, so you and your pup can get some great fresh air and exercise together, while enjoying such a beautiful landscape. And the best part is, this park is only 5 minutes from downtown Fort Worth. Just remember that your dog must be on-leash at all times.

Trinity Park — 2401 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Trinity Park is a dog-friendly park in the Cultural District of Fort Worth. It actually has 252 acres along the Trinity River, and contains a duck pond, fishing pier, walking trails, and playgrounds for the kids. You must keep your pup on-leash, but you can take them for a relaxing walk on the trails.

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Willow Creek Park — N Knowles Dr, Saginaw, TX 76179

Willow Creek Park is a dog-friendly park with a fenced-in off-leash section just for dogs to run and play. The dog park area offers separate sections for small and large dogs, waste stations, water stations, and canine agility equipment including tunnels that your dog will love to play with.

Willow Creek Park is 65 acres in size, and offers other amenities for humans to enjoy like jogging and biking paths, multiple sports fields and courts, several playgrounds, disc golf, multiple picnic pavilions, tables, and a small gazebo in the middle of the park. What else could you ask for?

ZBonz Dog Park — 6950 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

ZBonz Dog Park is a fully fenced-in dog park with 10 acres for your pups to run around off-leash. There are separate sections for small and large dogs. ZBonz Dog Park was previously a golf course, and now offers picnic shelters, canine agility equipment, water stations, waste stations, and two swimming ponds.

Dog-Friendly Outdoor Spaces in Fort Worth, TX

Can you believe just how many amazing dog parks and off-leash areas there are for you and your pup to enjoy in and around the city of Fort Worth, TX? If you're the type who loves being outside with your dog, this is the city for you! Fort Worth loves its four-legged citizens and will always strive to give you and your pooch places to go and things to do together.

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