The 5 Best Dog Parks in and around Frisco

Written by Jeremiah Wright
Published: June 9, 2022
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Frisco is a city located in Collin and Denton counties, Texas. In 2003, the town was named “Tree City USA” and has kept its status since. In 2017, Frisco became the fastest-growing city in the United States.

The town has numerous parks, basketball courts, walking paths, picnic areas, and exercise equipment. One of the most remarkable places in Frisco is the Frisco Athletic Center, which has around 40,000 sq ft of outdoor aquatic elements and about 18,000 sq ft of indoor aquatic features.

Since it’s a Dallas suburb, Frisco is considered a bedroom community – a residential area rather than a commercial, industrial, or economic hub. So, the city is usually quiet and has plenty of places to enjoy over the weekend. But what if you have a dog? Can you take it somewhere fun?

Check out the list of the 5 best dog parks in and around Frisco and see if you can find any fun places to take your dog to!

1. Ruff Range Dog Park

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Ruff Range Dog Park is located within B.F. Phillips Community Park.
Ruff Range Dog Park
LocationMemorial Road, 5335 4th Army Dr, Frisco, TX 75034
Hours8 AM – 8 PM;
Thursday: Closed
PriceFree

Ruff Range Dog Park is located within B.F. Phillips Community Park. There are two dog areas for small and large breeds. In fact, there are two sites for big dogs, but usually only one is open, while the other is closed for maintenance. This indicates that the park is always clean. If your pup weighs less than 35 pounds, it will go into the small dog area. 

You won’t need to worry about bringing water, as the park provides water and wash stations. While waiting for your furry companion to socialize with other dogs in the park, you can hide from the sun in the available pavilions. There are also benches for dog owners, where you can meet other pet parents, chat with them, and become part of the friendly Ruff Range Dog Park community. 

We recommend checking with the park administration beforehand if you plan to visit it after rainfall. If the ground is wet, the park may be closed. Otherwise, it’s open every day, except for Thursday, when it’s closed for maintenance. For other dog park rules, check their official website.

2. Pawsome Playground Dog Park

Pawsome Playground Dog Park
Location4800 E Lake Highlands Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
Hours7 AM – 9 PM;
Thursday: 3 – 9 PM
PriceFree

Pawsome Playground Dog Park is only a 15-minute drive away from Frisco’s city center. So if you’re up for a short trip with your pup, you won’t regret choosing Pawsome Playground Dog Park! It is located in The Colony and is very popular among local dog owners. Here are some of the reasons why they prefer this park above others:

  • There are two separate dog areas for small and large pups;
  • It is clean and well-maintained;
  • There’s water on-site;
  • Dog owners are usually friendly and sociable;
  • They’ve rarely seen aggressive dogs in the park;
  • Poop stations are available;
  • Lots of benches for dog owners;
  • The park is almost always open, especially when other parks are closed because of weather conditions.

3. Bonnie Wenk Park Dog Park

Two Mexican hairless dogs (Xoloitzcuintle, Xolo) on a background of green grass and trees in the park.
Bonnie Wenk Park Dog Park is located northeast of Harding at Virginia Parkway.

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Bonnie Wenk Park Dog Park
Location2996 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071
Hours7 AM – 11 PM
PriceFree

Even though it will take a bit longer to get to Bonnie Wenk Park Dog Park from Frisco, we bet you’ll love it! The park is located northeast of Harding at Virginia Parkway and is open daily from dawn to 11 PM. There’s a splash pad and a small pool where your dog can have fun on a hot day. If you have a small, shy pet, it will appreciate the separate area for small dogs, especially if the local park in Frisco is crowded. On the other hand, you can rest in the shaded pavilion while your furry companion is playing with other dogs.

After some time in the fenced area, you can take your dog for a relaxing walk on the trail near the park. However, visitors stated they’d seen snakes on the trail, so we recommend keeping an eye on the surroundings. 

4. Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows Park

Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows Park
Location5400 Windhaven Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
HoursSunrise to 10:30 PM; 
Wednesday: 4 – 10:30 PM
PriceFree

Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows Park is located in Plano, only 15 minutes away from Frisco. It’s a 5-acre site with two separate areas for small and large dogs. You can use the dog rinse station outside the fence if your dog gets dirty while playing. There are also waste disposal stations to make it easier for you to clean up after your pup. 

There’s no need to bring water, as the park provides water stations for humans and dogs. Other park amenities include:

  • Picnic tables
  • Stone benches
  • Shaded shelters
  • Seating walls.

Since the dog park is located within Windhaven Meadows Park, you can go for a walk around the park before heading home. Just make sure that your dog is on a leash while it’s outside the fenced area. You can always check the park’s official webpage if you have any questions. 

5. Hound Mound Dog Park

Prettiest / Cutest Dogs - Schipperke dogs playing in the park.
Hound Mound Dog Park features hybrid Bermuda turs, seating areas with water fountains, pet waste stations, and trash receptacles.
Hound Mound Dog Park
Location1202 S Garden Ridge Blvd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Hours7 AM – 9 PM; 
Wednesday: Closed
PriceFree

It will only take 22 minutes to get to Hound Mound Dog Park, but your pup will remember this trip for a long time! The 5-acre dog park is located in Flower Mound, on the eastern side of Heritage Park. It features hybrid Bermuda turs, seating areas with water fountains, pet waste stations, and trash receptacles. Like other parks in the area, it has two separate areas for small and large breeds.

Check the dog park rules and etiquette to avoid any inconveniences upon arrival. For example, the puppy must be at least four months old and shouldn’t show any signs of illness.

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