Wagging Tail Dog Park

Dallas, Texas

 

Lost and Found

Have you lost a dog? How about a set of keys? Have you found a dog? If so, there is a kiosk with a cork board located near the small dog area where you can post items. This is a public park so please post only related items and no commercial materials.

Park History and Information
Opened on December 12, 2009, Wagging Tail Dog Park is located at 5841 Keller Springs Road. The magnificant 7 acre park is the first City of Dallas specifically designed dog park. The park features small and large dog play areas, a 1/4 mile walking trail, a deck overlooking White Rock Creek, both people and doggie drinking fountains and much more. The grounds are landscaped with native and hardy plantings and stone decking and seating. In keeping with the city's goals of being energy efficient the sprinkler system is solar powered. You'll hardly know you're in the middle of Far North Dallas. The park is open from sunup to sundown Tuesday-Sunday. The park is closed on Monday for maintenance. If Monday is an official City of Dallas holiday the park will be open. The park is also closed during inclement weather. This doesn't only mean inclement only for people and dogs, it means inclement for the grass and grounds. If the weather is inappropriate for the grounds the park will be closed. You can obtain latest park information and closings on the park hotline at 214-670-1589.

Regular Park Hours

Wagging Tail is open Tuesday-Sunday from dawn to dusk subject to grounds conditions. The park is closed on Monday for maintenance. To clarify and emphasize, "weather and grounds permitting" means that it is not raining and the grounds are not too wet from either previous or current rain. This means we could have a nice sunny day but the ground could still be too wet to open the park. Updates on closings will be available on the website and on the recorded message on the Wagging Tail Dog Park hotline at 214-670-1589.

Parking Information

Wagging Tail Dog Park has been so successful that parking sometimes is a problem. The first question people ask is 'why didn't you build more parking?' The answer is that we planned a balance of parking to park space. If we built more parking then there would be less space in the park areas of the park. If you watch during busy times there is a continuous stream of people coming to the park but there are just about the same number of people leaving. Waiting just a few moments usually opens up a parking space. At times there are more cars than spaces and that's when there's a problem. Here's some friendly advice.  Dallas Parking Enforcement and the Dallas Police Department do patrol the park on a regular basis. Parking in a Fire Lane will result in a ticket and fine ($300). There are no warning tickets for  Fire Lane violations. This also applies to parking on the grass. Not only is it illegal, it can result in breaking a sprinkler line or head. Parking is OK along Keller Springs Road during the posted times. There's even a new sidewalk and the walk probably won't hurt you or your dog. We all want the park to be successful and don't want you to go away unhappy because of a parking issue.  

3 Years in Planning and Construction

Pictures from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Dec 12, 2009

NorthBark Dog Park

We know you love Wagging Tail Dog Park but there is another new dog park in the area. NorthBark is located at 4899 Gramercy Oaks Drive. This is near the SE corner of the Dallas North Tollroad and the GBT. If you are on Frankford east of the tollroad go north on Coral Ridge (traffic light) till it deadends at Gramercy Oaks, then turn right and you'll end up in the park.

 

We're not trying to make you leave Wagging Tail, but NorthBark is even larger than Wagging Tail and features a dog swimming pond (absolutely no people allowed) and a dog shower for after their swim. Lots of parking and even porta potties. Actually the opening of NorthBark has helped take some of the load off of Wagging Tail. NorthBark is open Wed-Monday from dawn to dusk and is closed on Tuesday for maintenance. And it is subject to closing because of the weather and ground conditions. 

Dog Park Rules and Etiquette
If your dog has not been to an off leash dog park before please get your dog and you acclimated. There are rules for the park. Some of these are official City of Dallas rules and others are just good dog park etiquette.
The first rule is to keep an eye on your dog at all times.
The second is to pick up your dog's poop.
The third is to please keep your dog on the leash until completely inside the play areas.
The proper method to enter the off-lease areas is to open the outer gate watching for other dogs that might be in the area between the gates, close the outer gate and then open the inner gate, close the inner gate and then you're ready to take off your dogs leash and let the play begin. When leaving the play area, reverse the order. Please keep an eye out for dogs that might try to 'escape' as you enter or leave the play areas. You can read all the official and un-official rules on the 'Dog Park Rules' page. This is your park, please help us keep it a great park
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