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7 Best Dog Parks in Dallas, Including Ones with Booze

Deep Ellum Bark Park Located under that stretch of I-345 off of Commerce Street, this dog park is a respite from the harsh sun in the summertime that's filled with dogs of all sizes. It's a fun place to meet new, young dog owners, although there aren't very many dog-friendly patios in Deep Ellum to retreat with your new friends and their pooches afterward.

Wagging Tail Dog Park If you find yourself up north, this park sits alongside the White Rock Creek trail. It's one of the largest park on this list, which makes it ideal for dogs of all sizes. It's closed on Mondays, but open every other day when the sun is out.

Northbark Dog Park Apparently all the big parks are up in north. This one is barely within the city limits, but if your dog is a swimmer, he'll throw you those cute begging eyes when he hears about Northbark. At the intersection of the George Bush Tollway and the Dallas North Tollway on the Southeast corner, it might just be worth the trip.

Klyde Warren Park Dog Park Perhaps the smallest of the dog parks on the list, this park gets crowded quickly. Like the rest of Klyde Warren Park it's also decked out with fun things, like a motion sensing water features for the dogs to play in, hills for dogs to climb up, and doggy water fountains for when they get thirsty. It's like taking your pups to the spa.

Main Street Garden Urban Dog Run Downtown, the neglected step sister of Dallas parks is the lovely little Garden Park at the corner of St. Paul and Main Street. The dog run there is ideal for bigger animals. It's a long stretch of concrete with benches to jump over and chase tennis balls around. It's open 24 hours, which is ideal for the residents of the area.

Mutt's Canine Cantina Part bar, part dog park, this Uptown park is the doggy equivalent of a social outing. It'll cost your dog the price of a cocktail ($5.95) for a day pass or $119.95 for a yearly membership. But it's worth it for your dog's social status.

The Lot If your dog is more of a hippie at heart, and isn't interested in you spending more money on him, head to The Lot in East Dallas. This full service bar has a huge, sandy space that's perfect for running around, and it won't cost you a dime. But you will have to pay for all those drinks you order.

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