Lady Bird Johnson Park is a community park in San Antonio. Although it is possible to hike through the greenway from Lady Bird Johnson Park, this article is simply about the dog park. Lady Bird Johnson Dog Park is a great place to practice dog agility.
How to Get to Lady Bird Johnson Dog Park in San Antonio, TX
Dog park size: 1 acre
Hours of operation: 5am – 11pm
The dog park is located on the back side of Lady Bird Johnson Park, along with the trailhead. You will find the entrance to the park just south of Wurzbach Pkwy, from Nacogdoches Road. If heading south the entrance will be on your lefthand side.
In order to get to the dog park you will need to follow the park road which winds through the park. You will pass a playground, several sports fields and the pool. Many areas give the impression of driving through a parking lot, but continue toward the back side to find the dog park.
The entire park is open from 5am – 11pm. I did not see any gates on the way through the park. There are not many parking spaces, but if it gets crowded there are more spaces outside the traffic circle. If you drive back as far as you can you will see a pavilion, the dog park and the trailhead.
Like many dog parks, the space is split into two areas for dogs based on size. Each area has two gates for dogs to transition into the park. The size of the park is about one acre, with the large park being much bigger than the other.
Amenities at Lady Bird Johnson Dog Park
Normally, playing is the most popular thing to do at the dog park. However, Abbey was the only dog in the park, so that option was off the table. We did arrive early in the morning, and many people may not be aware of the parks location. Hopefully this post will improve that a bit, and get some more dogs out of the house.
The thing that stood out the most was the mud. Most of the dog park is quite muddy and in need of a good resurfacing. The second most noticeable aspect is the amount of obstacles in the park. There are at least eight different obstacles in the large dog area. This is a great park to do some dog agility training, if you can avoid the mud.
The small dog park has only one obstacle. Sorry little guys. They’re probably more interested in running around anyway. Each area has a dog friendly water fountain and plenty of shade. There were several piles near the only grassy area. Just because it’s not a popular dog park doesn’t mean your dogs droppings should be left where they lie. Take more responsibility for your furry family members and discard the poop.
The Most Dog Agility Equipment in San Antonio
Lady Bird Johnson Dog Park is not as large as some parks in San Antonio, but it’s enough space for playing and exercise. Eight agility areas make it an excellent space for dog agility training as well. Abbey and I will have to return and make use of the various obstacles for future posts and videos. Hopefully the park will be cleaner on our next visit. No one enjoys cleaning mud or dog droppings off their feet.
The dog park has a very sufficient amount of shade and drinking water to help keep your furry one cool. Seating is very limited within the dog park. However, there were tables and seats at the lighted pavilion next to the park. Camp Gladiator was setting up for something when we left. I wonder if they have dog-based workout groups? That would be exciting! Be sure to visit Lady Bird Johnson’s nearest neighbor, McAllister Park which also has a very nice dog park of its own.
I’m a certified personal trainer in San Antonio. After adopting Abbey, I created Places for Pups to help you get outside, exercise with your dog and have fun doing it.
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