River Road Park & the Riverwalk in Boerne, Texas


Boerne is a lovely, little town about 30 miles north of downtown San Antonio, in Texas. San Antonio is known for its riverwalk, but Boerne has a captivating riverwalk of its own. This one at River Road Park does not disappoint.

The dog friendly riverwalk is open from 5am – midnight. Although it runs alongside Cibolo Creek, so maybe that makes it a creekwalk? There is plenty of time to walk, run, or play along the creek, although the park is not gated. Park along River Road, or Main Street for easy access to the river.

The good girl poses next to the ducks at River Road Park in Boerne, across from the Dodging Duck Brewhaus.
There will be ducks at the river

Things to Do at River Road Park

  • Walk your dog
  • Fishing
  • Eat at the Dodging Duck Brewhaus

Okay, there may not be a ton of amenities at River Road Park, but it’s worth the visit. The path is beautiful, handicap accessible and easy to follow for hiking or dog walking. I’ve seen some people fishing here, but you’re probably more likely to catch a duck. The ducks run River Road Park in Boerne, Texas! In fact, the restaurant across the street is named after them.

This is one dog friendly riverwalk in Boerne, Texas, at River Road Park.
The riverwalk (or creek walk) at River Road Park

The Boerne Riverwalk

At the risk of being incorrect, we’re going to refer to the path along Cibolo Creek, as the Boerne Riverwalk. This riverwalk is concrete and completely handicap accessible. The walk is not only enjoyable, but easy for individuals of any fitness level.

If you begin behind the old Boerne Hotel and follow the riverwalk to the dam, the distance would be about one mile. You can walk beyond the dam, but you lose sight of the river. Shade can be found here and there, but not everywhere.

Some areas of this dog friendly riverwalk have little shade.
Walking through River Road Park

River Road Park Wildlife

My dog, Abbey, loves the Boerne Riverwalk because there is so much wildlife along the path. There are squirrels running to and from trees, wild cats running behind the shops on Main Street, as well as various geese and ducks along the river.

The ducks are her favorite. She loves to watch them fly off and land in the water. It’s so exciting! She also wants to get closer because they smell awful nice. Perhaps she would like to have a taste as well. Yum!

The ducks are always on the move at River Road Park in Boerne.
The Ducks at River Road Park in Boerne

Dog Friendly Things You May Need

You will find public restrooms near the dam on River Road, across from the Dodging Duck restaurant. There is usually plenty of street parking in this area. If you have trouble finding a spot, head down a side street nearby the restaurants.

If you get thirsty, locate the public restrooms and you will find the fountains as well. When you are in need of shade, take a seat on one of the many shaded benches and enjoy the view. Another thing to keep in mind is that sunscreen, and or head cover will come in handy on a sunny day.

Lots of wildlife along the dog friendly riverwalk in Boerne, Texas.
Did you see those ducks!

Visit the Dodging Duck at River Road Park

The Boerne Riverwalk is unlike any other walkway in the area. If we lived closer we would definitely visit the dog friendly riverwalk on a daily basis, not to mention the Dodging Duck as well. If you get hungry, I would recommend trying the Dodging Duck at least once, if not several times.

We have done so, and included it in a completely separate article about The Dodging Duck Brewhaus In Boerne, Texas. There are some unique shops to see on Main Street. One shop sells both antiques and pickles. The pickles are very tasty, but also pricey.

Metal art near the beginning of the dog friendly riverwalk in Boerne.
Metal art along Cibolo Creek in Boerne

Besides eating and shopping, another thing to do at the Boerne Riverwalk is fishing. I’m not sure what type of fish people are catching at the river, but there are piers from which to fish. The dam is also a unique sight which used to be part of a homestead in the early 1900’s.

Don’t Forget to Spot Cibolo-Nessie

Are you looking for dog friendly things to do in Boerne, Texas? The Boerne Riverwalk is a gorgeous, family friendly, and dog friendly walk that you must see. Who knows, you may even spot a Loch Ness type creature on the walk!

A view of a Loch Ness monster across the Boerne Riverwalk at River Road Park.
Oh look, Cibolo-Nessie

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.

We have mastered hiking in Texas Hill Country. Though we emerge from the woods unharmed, we are not responsible for you or your pets. You are solely responsible for trying exercises, or places discussed on this site.

Grab the best hiking gear and go dog friendly.  I wish you good fortune on the trails to come.

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David Earley

CPT, CES



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