Madison Square Dog Park, Downtown San Antonio

This weekend we were trying a new allergy friendly restaurant in downtown San Antonio, when we happened by Madison Square Dog Park. This dog park was of course on our list of dog friendly places in San Antonio, but we had not planned to stop there. We decided to pull over, pop a quarter in the meter, and check this park out.

Dog friendly fountain outside Madison Square dog park

How To Get There

Lexington Ave cuts right through Madison Square Park which takes up two city blocks. Madison Square Dog Park is on the east side of the street, while the kids playground is on the west side. The entire park is only two blocks south of I35 in the downtown San Antonio area. The dog park is on the smaller size, hardly more than half an acre, and may get crowded in the evenings.

Birthday girl in her cute dress at the dog park


  • Dog friendly fountains
  • Well shaded
  • Multiple entrance gates (3)
  • Southpaw Waggery nearby (2 hour parking)
The fastest dog on three legs?

Although there is parking all the way around the dog park, you will have to pop a quarter into the meter unless you walk to the park. There are no restrooms at the park, but there are two dog friendly water fountains and plenty of shade. One fountain is outside the park and the other is on the inside, which is unique. There are three gates around the dog park allowing access to the park from three different sides. This is another unique feature, but nothing to get too exited about.

Push and shove at Madison Square Dog Park

There are three picnic tables inside the dog park, all of which were being used by dog parents when we entered the park. There is a little grass inside the park, but it mostly contained mulch. While we were there we met the fastest dog on three legs, which was quite a sight to behold. She was so fast that our Rhodesian Ridgeback Abbey, would not even chase her. Instead she chose to play push and shove with the Australian Shepherd. Madison Square Dog Park is small and required a quarter, but Abbey had a great time so it was worth it. We even spotted a dog friendly shop, Southpaw Waggery, right next door and hit that place up afterwards.


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