McAllen, Texas Off-Leash Dog Parks and Dog-Friendly Parks
McALLEN -- The city is going to the dogs - or at least one park will be.
McAllen’s first fenced “off leash” Dog Park has separate areas for small and large dogs, as well as a trail surrounding the park for dogs that may need the restraint of a leash.
“After months of anticipation, we are happy to introduce McAllen’s first Dog Park to the community,” said Sally Gavlik, Director of the McAllen Parks and Recreation Department. “The new park will provide a safe, convenient location for people to take their dogs for socializing and exercise, and it will provide a great way to educate the public about responsible pet practices.”
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Birdwatching – The McAllen is positioned on the migratory path between North and South America, presenting bird and butterfly expeditions. The landscape hosts a diverse wildlife population. The Quinta Mazatlan is the historic Spanish colonial mansion and is McAllen’s wing of the World Birding Center and is a great place to explore and learn about the flora and fauna in McAllen. Children of all ages can register for the science programs, tours and special events throughout the year. Quinta Mazatlan has something for everyone! The McAllen Dog Park is another place for recreation for dogs of all sizes. The lighted park is located off of Tamarack and 2nd Street. The park is divided into two sections, a big dog and small dog side. The park is usually open until 10pm every night. The 2nd St. Bike path is another place to enjoy a stroll. This path stretches for several miles and runs from North to South on McAllen’s East side. The path is lined with trees, shade, and the occasional marker to let you know where you are at. Bill Schupp Park is park in North McAllen that has giant playscapes for climbing, sliding and having fun. The park has plenty of space to play ball, have a picnic, and there are plenty of trails for running. There is also a sunken garden area for performances. Palm View Golf Course is located on South Ware Rd. just South of Highway 83. The golf course has 18 holes plus a driving range. This course hosts numerous tournaments year round.Arrow's and Foxy's owners live in town and had been traveling to the McAllen dog park but now they don't have to travel as far to let their dogs off their leashes.3. Don’t forget your pet when planning outdoor activities. McAllen’s Dog Park can offer great exercise for not only your dog but also the kids. Let them play a rousing game of catch at Tamarack Avenue and North 5th Street. The park is divided into large and smaller dog sizes and there’s no charge.While the dog park might be smaller than the one in McAllen, Arrow's owner Jessica Morin enjoys that there is a track for people to walk on because you don't have watch the ground watching where you step.