New Dog Park Planned As Part of Rush Creek Mitigation Plan

The City of Arlington is in the design phase of creating a second dog park within city limits, as part of the Rush Creek Mitigation Plan. The new park will be located on Pioneer Parkway, bordered by Valleywood Drive and Woodland Park Blvd.

Park Project Manager and Landscape Architect Eric Seebock says the popularity of Tails N’ Trails, the city’s first and only dog park, along with the demand for more dog parks in Arlington, is what spurred the creation of the park.

“For our park visitation estimates, we show an average of 100 people on weekdays and 200 on weekends, for a total of 46,800 annual attendance,” Seebock said. “This has lead to the request from residents from other parts of the City to request more dog parks.”

$500,000 for the creation and construction of the park was approved by Arlington voters in the 2014 Bond Election. The bidding and construction phase of the project will be March 2016-October 2016.

The park will include a fenced area for large breed dogs, a fenced area for small breed dogs, a dog wash area, and shade structures for owners. It will be 7.5 acres in size.

“It gives the residents in the west and north part of the City a closer dog park alternative and encourage owners to get out and exercise as well,” Seebock said.

Rush Creek Dog Park Master Plan

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Lisa OGrady
Guest

So very happy to hear this!! I take my dog to Tails and Trails a lot but sometimes time and distance keep us from going. This is so much closer. We could go every day! I can’t wait!! Thank you!!
Please contact me if I can be of any help at all. I would be happy to volunteer my time.

Sue M
Guest

With the close proximity to 303 traffic for the small dog areas – please be sure the fencing secures the area (no crawl under space) so we can relax and allow the dogs to enjoy running free.

Mary Ann Conley
Guest

When will the dog park open?

Ryan Hunt
Admin

Hi Mary Ann, construction on the dog park should be finished by late 2016. We’ll post more information about an official opening date as we move closer to the completion of the project. Thanks for your question!

Carol Bennett
Guest

i am so happy to hear of this! I have two dogs who need this. I have only been back in Arlington several months and do not know where the other one is. Please advise the address of the current dog park. Thank you!

Kirk
Guest

Tails and Trails is in south/east Arlington, on Green Oaks between Matlock and Collins.

Frances Venable
Guest

This is good news! We enjoy Tails & Trails, it’s an awesome dog park. This site looks like the area where those condos got flooded a few years back and they were demolished. If so, good use of space and many dog owners will be happy it’s in this part of Arlington. Not far from Kelly Park & it’s nice bike/walking trails too. Thanks!

britt todd
Guest

Are you going to have a naming contest for the new dog park like you did with dog park #1?

Teresa Smith
Guest

Lots of benches for the owners spread throughout, please.

PN
Guest

Awesome! What is the size specifics for a large dog versus a small one? Some are obvious, but not all.

Ryan Hunt
Admin

Small Dog Weight: 30 lbs. or less
Height: 18 inches or shorter

Large Dog Weight: 31 lbs. or more
Height: 19 inches or taller

Parks and Recreation says Small Dogs are allowed in the Large Dog area, at the owner’s discretion. Large Dogs are never allowed in the Small Dog area. Hope this helps!

Ryan Hunt
Admin

Thanks for your question! We have passed this along to the Parks & Recreation Dept. and will let you know their response.

Elva Roy
Guest

Wonderful news!

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