Best Places to Take Your Dog Swimming and Beat the Texas Heat

Cover dog: @justelissabit (Niko)

There are a couple dog parks in the DFW area that have water access.  With another Texas summer approaching, you need to know some of the best places for your dog to swim!

Check out our list of dog parks in DFW here, where we list all the features of each park.

NorthBark Dog Park

NorthBark Dog Park is a 22 acre dog park in North Dallas (located near the North Dallas Tollway and the President George Bush Tollway). There are trails and a “dog beach” adjacent to the doggy lake.  Let your pooch swim around while you mingle with dog owners and exchange cute puppy photos.

@wingardium_mimosa at NorthBark DP
@hazelthehavi at NorthBark DP
@yeeyeebronco (Pence and Ramsey) at NorthBark DP

White Rock Lake Dog Park

White Rock Lake Dog Park is located on the northwest side of White Rock Lake Park at the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and W. Lawther Drive.  This newly-renovated, three acre dog park offers trails, open fields and water access.  While you’re up there, swing over to Oak Highlands Brewery.  They are dog-friendly inside and out and their beer is stellar!

Also, check out White Rock Paddle Co.
If you can manage your lovable creature and they weigh less than 50 lbs, then your dog is allowed on the canoes/kayaks at White Rock Paddle Co. (One dog per boat and they recommend bringing a doggy life vest.)

@thebarkblogger with @jennareganphotography at White Rock Lake DP
@pollopup at White Rock Lake DP
@tucker.n.wyatt at White Rock Lake DP

Zbonz Dog Park

Fort Worth, I couldn’t forget about you!  Zbonz is a 10 acre dog park Located at 6950 W. Camp Bowie Blvd. (west-side of FW).  Zbonz has a separate section for small and big dogs and offers two aerated ponds for swimming.

@cali_thedoodle and @dooditshank at Zbonz Dog Park in Fort Worth
@piper_the_princess_ at ZBonz DP
@arbermejo at ZBonz DP

Note: All of these are dog parks, meaning your dog can be off-leash.  There are some other popular places to take dogs swimming, such as Lake Worth, however they claim to not be dog-friendly.  We recommend checking out these places and seeing the “vibe” on dog tolerance.

This blog post was inspired by @justelissabit –thanks for the recommendation!
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