The 5 Best Dog Parks in Arlington

Written by Jeremiah Wright
Published: June 9, 2022
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Arlington City is in Tarrant County, Texas. It is one of the most important cities in the metropolis. It hosts numerous museums and parks, so if you’re visiting, you’ll find the city entertaining! Whether you live in Arlington or are on a road trip through Texas with your dog, you might wonder if there are any fun places for pets. Well, we assure you, your furry friend will undoubtedly want to return to Arlington!

Only two public dog parks in Arlington have various canine facilities such as dog water fountains or pet waste stations. You might say two parks are not enough, right? Well, there’s no need for you to worry, as we’ve also found some dog-friendly city parks where you can easily take your dog with you for a walk or a jog. Check the list below for the 5 best parks in Arlington where your dog can have the best time of its life!

1. Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park

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Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park covers 5.7 acres of land.


Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park
Location950 SE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76018
Hours5 AM – 10 PM;
Tuesday: 12 – 10 PM

Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park is one of the two dog parks in Arlington, Texas, where your pet can meet and socialize with other furry friends. 5.7 acres are entirely at your dog’s disposal for running around, playing, and having lots of fun! One unique thing about this park is its structure – you’ll feel like you’re in the woods thanks to the walking trail and the wooded area. There are some open spaces too.

While waiting for your best friend, you can sit on one of the benches and chat with other dog owners. In the meantime, you can also use the disposal stations to clean up after your pet.

Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park is usually crowded because it’s a local favorite. The park is more suitable for dogs already used to meeting and playing with other pups.

2. Rush Creek Dog Park

Rush Creek Dog Park
Location1900 Valleywood Dr, Arlington, TX 76013
HoursMonday: Closed;
Tuesday: 5 AM – 10 PM
Wednesday: 12 – 10 PM
Thursday to Sunday: 5 AM – 10 PM

Rush Creek Dog Park has two separate dog areas for small and large dogs. It’s a 5-acre park where you can let your dog play off-leash. We’re sure they will highly appreciate this and will go nuts about returning to Rush Creek Dog Park! 

The double gate entrance will make it easier for you to unleash your dog. The maximum number of dogs allowed per person is three, so if you have more than three, consider inviting another adult to the park. This way, you’ll have someone to talk to while waiting for the dogs to socialize and play.

There’s no need to bring water, as there are several water fountains for you and your dog. The dog bone-shaped benches are located in shaded areas, and you can consider Rush Creek Dog Park a viable option for a hot summer day. Moreover, you don’t need to worry about parking either, as there are two parking lots with more than 60 spots.

3. Cravens Park

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Cravens Park features a basketball court, a hiking and biking trail, six baseball fields, a picnic area, two tennis courts, and two volleyball courts.

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Cravens Park
Location400 Cravens Park Dr, Arlington, TX 76018
Hours5 AM – 12 AM

The 86-acre Cravens Park might become your favorite destination for a family trip, including your dog! It’s a true natural gem, full of recreational activities! There’s a basketball court, a hiking and biking trail, six baseball fields, a picnic area, a playground, two tennis courts, two volleyball courts, and a pavilion that can host around 50 people. Moreover, fishing and grilling are also allowed. The most important aspect is that you can take your dog with you!

The dog must be on a leash, so you can opt for Cravens Park after visiting one of the fenced dog parks mentioned above, for example. You can go for a walk, jog in Cravens Park, or meet with other friends and furry pets over dinner outdoors. Even though the dog needs to be leashed, we’re sure it will appreciate a day out with its best friend!

4. River Legacy Park

River Legacy Park
Location701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
Hours5 AM – 10 PM

Even though you’ll have to keep your dog on a leash while visiting River Legacy Parks, we’re sure you’ll both have a great time! The park is located in the northwestern part of the city, along the banks of the Trinity River. Just imagine how beautiful the natural views are at River Legacy Park!

Your pup will enjoy watching them fly around since the park is abundant in wildlife, hosting around 200 species of birds. You can opt for a walking or jogging session on the available trails. Then, you can have dinner in the picnic area. You can even invite some friends for a grill. Kids will also love it here, as the park features a fantastic playground!

5. Central Bark Dog Park

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Central Bark Dog Park is a 15-minute drive from Arlington.


Central Bark Dog Park
Location7445, 2222 W Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Hours6 AM – 10 PM

If you’re free for the day, you can also visit Central Bark Dog Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, as it’s only a 15-minute drive from Arlington. Your dog can play off-leash in the park and enjoy one of the three areas, depending on its size – one is for small pups, and the other two are for larger breeds. If you want to play with your puppy, you can use one of these areas for fetching or playing frisbee.

One thing your pup will love about Central Bark Dog Park is the agility equipment available in all three dog areas where it can exercise and consume the energy that’s been piling up! There’s also a water fountain, so there’s no need to bring extra water. 

Parking is a minus, though, as the area usually gets pretty crowded. You might want to arrive earlier to find a parking spot.

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