It’s time for you and fido to get out to the park! I’ve posted about parks in Las Vegas before and the sheer number is staggering, as is the number of amenities that are offered. They are amazing and a point of pride for locals. Before we get to the details about dog parks in Las Vegas let’s talk a little bit more about your pup and the heat and park etiquette.
It isn’t a surprise when researching for this post a question on Google actually asked “Can dogs survive in Las Vegas.” Fair, though I am sure that dogs survive in even harsher climates. Still, ensuring your furry family is comfortable in the heat is essential. As a rule, placing your hand lightly on the pavement for 10 seconds is a great way to gauge if it will be too hot for paws. You, after all, will have an amazing pair of shoes on, your dog may not. When in doubt, just remember that an air temperature of 86 degrees results in an asphalt temperature of 135!
Next, before we head to the park, make sure that your pooch is ready! Make a quick visit yourself and know the rules (off-leash vs on, etc.) so you aren’t caught off guard. Also making sure that your dog is okay interacting with others and that puppies are socialized in a controlled environment is a must. You can always make your first visits when there are fewer people (and dogs) around just to get used to things.
Now, on to the actual parks themselves!
7351 W. Alexander Road, 89129
Not going to lie, I especially love parks that lean into the dog park name! Barkin’ Basin Park is one of the Las Vegas parks that is specifically designed for dogs — all 7.75 acres of it! It features shaded seating for owners, water fountains for those with both two legs and four, all in three separate fenced spaces for dogs of all sizes.
7901 W. Washington Ave., 89128
The Kellogg-Zaher Park is part of a larger sports complex, which features soccer fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a 2.44 mile track. For the furry ones, it features three dog runs, which include two sizable spaces — one for large and one for small dogs. There are poop bags available (always good to have them available) and it sports a friendly social atmosphere.
1600 Rock Springs Drive, 89128
Woofter Park, which has recently undergone a massive upgrade, features play areas for both dogs and their people. When the upgrade is complete, the park will have three fenced areas, including one each for large and small dogs. In addition, there’s a playground and a fitness course.
5800 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89122 – (Next to Horseman’s Park)
As the name suggests, this is the place to go for dog lovers! There are five, yes five enclosed areas for your pooch to explore. Four of these can be reserved for training and agility practice. Each of the areas also features a water source, you just need to BYOB (bring your own bowl). The park is open 24 hours; however the lights are only on until 11pm.
350 S. Racetrack Rd., Henderson, NV 89015
Let’s hear it for the Bark Park, which has been described as the most unique dog park in Las Vegas. The 5-acre park was designed with pet owners in mind and features dog runs, agility courses, walking trails, and drinking stations (for dogs and people). It also boasts super cute bone themed benches, as well as “Barkules” the park mascot who doubles as a play structure for children.
8868 S. EASTERN AVE. SUITE #115, LAS VEGAS, NV 89123
Barx Parx is the only indoor dog park in Las Vegas, which also features boarding, grooming, and day care. In terms of the park, you’ll find 12,000 square feet of social space, including an area for large and small dogs. In addition, humans can grab a craft beer or enjoy the state of the art AV system and socialize with their friends too! The last great bonus, is dog toys are included, so there’s no need to bring your own.
Put on your walking shoes (and maybe some for your dog too) and get out to the park and play! Las Vegas dog parks have great amenities not only for your pooch, but for you and the rest of the family too!