Parks! We all love them! Whether it’s for family picnics, friendly games of football, or watching our kids play in a Little League game, or simply to walking along pathways during the changing seasons; parks provide us with a mini-vacation away from bustling crowds for a little bit of peace and relaxation. But parks are not only relegated to people. In Las Vegas, for example, there are over a dozen dog parks that cater to the smallest of our beloved pets to the largest, most known for having off-leash enclosures. Whether you live in Las Vegas or plan to take an extended vacation in the near future and want to bring your dog along, here are five of the great dog parks in Las Vegas.
Dog Fanciers Park is located on Flaming Road behind Sam’s Town. Its 12 acres is designed for off-leash dogs and has a walking track, grass, and five separate areas. Areas 3 and 5 are for public use, open until 11PM, and is well lit. In addition, there are dog shows held on specific evenings, as well as dog training classes.
Nestled on 7 acres is Barkin Basin Park located at Wayne Bunker Park. There are three areas available for small dogs, big dogs, and a resting area. There are trees, benches, watering area for your canines, and drinking fountains for their owners. The grass is consistently manicured providing a well-maintained site.
Kelloff-Zaher Sports Complex Dog Park is available for off-leash dogs and features three dog areas, a children’s area, picnic shelters, and a path for walking and/or jogging around the entire perimeter of the park. Each of the dog areas has bags for dog poop, benches for owners to relax, and drinking fountains for the dogs.
Silverado Ranch Dog Park is for off-leash dogs and features areas for small and large dogs. There are night lights, water fountains for the dogs, and benches. Open from 6AM to 11PM. Note that this particular park is gravel-covered.
Desert Breeze Dog Park has been voted one of the best dog parks in Las Vegas for its cleanliness, family-oriented amenities, and fenced in dog areas. Lots of greenery and sporting activities are available here. It is well lit, and has water fountains for dogs, lots of trees, benches, and a gazebo.
Finally, just to show you how much dogs are welcomed in Las Vegas, there happens to be a drive-in theatre that welcomes dogs! A throwback to the 50s, where else can you enjoy family movie night (including the entire family) than at Vegas 4 Drive in Theatre!