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Old 01-06-2011, 03:09 PM  
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The West Austin Park near 10th and Blanco is nice and is fenced.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:51 AM  
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I love red bud, ill be there with my dog dixie alot.




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Old 01-28-2011, 08:20 AM  
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I like Walnut Creek off North Lamar, near I-35. You can run the trails down to the creek where the dogs can go nuts. Its Off leash right when you get on the trails, clearly marked.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:06 PM  
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Another vote for Red Bud Isle here. My golden retriever / chow mix loves it.

The swimming is also excellent. Go out a bit and the water becomes a great workout for man and beast alike (assuming your pup is a strong swimmer). There is also a little cliff diving and a rope swing. Trails run along the river and are nice for running, walking the dog, and biking.

The calmer waters around the isle itself are a great place for dogs and humans to play. The shore is a bit gravely and it's shallow enough for kids.

One awesome way to get there is via kayak from one of the rental spots downstream.
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I would kayak up there but my dog wouldn't get on a boat for her life!

but what is fun is going up to the dam and riding the rapids down a little ways, unless you flip like I did. or go up there to fish. (make sure you have a license)
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Does anyone know if the city/parks department is considering returning Bull Creek to an "off leash" park considering that recent studies had indicated the the water quality (bacteria levels) was not due to dog poop.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:14 PM  
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I bet they dont.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:35 PM  
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Check the Austin Parks and Rec site for a full list of the off leash areas.

Our favorite Austin Dog Park would be Red Bud Isle. It is a small island in Town Lake at the base of the Tom Miller Dam. Its quite a large area for a dog park, and has plenty of space for the dogs to roam.

We used to frequent Bull Creek, but it is no longer an off-leash area at the moment.

If you on the north side of town Round Rock has a decent dog park. We now spend most of our time there, but only because it's close by and we are lazy.
+1 for Red Bud Isle (AKA Dog Park Island). Very fun and definitely different from the usual dog parks in other places (I'm originally from Southern California).

My wife and I also love to go to Zilker Park with our dogs. Nice trails and relaxing picnic areas.

Don't forget to look for the many restaurants that are dog friendly too!
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