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Fort Worth Dog Parks

Fort Worth’s two off-leash dog parks will give your furry friends something to bark about! Humans and their canine companions will have a ball playing, resting, and spending quality time together, whether in award-winning Fort Woof or our brand new ZBonz Dog Park in west Fort Worth.

Locations

ZBonz Dog Park

Located at 6950 W. Camp Bowie Blvd.
ZBonz is a 10 acre, fully-irrigated park built on the former Z. Boaz Golf Course. ZBonz has separate sections for large and small dogs, sized at 7 acres and 3 acres respectively. It's also equipped with two shelters, various agility items, pet fountains and two aerated ponds — perfect for pups of all sizes and dispositions.

Note: ZBonz is closed every Monday from 6 a.m. to noon for scheduled maintenance.

Fort Woof

Located at 751 Beach St.
This intimate dog park was recognized by Dog Fancy Magazine as the No. 1 Dog Park in the Nation in 2006, and as City Voter's the Best Dog Park in the Metroplex in 2009, and one visit with your pup will make it easy to see why. This park features a 3.4 acre area for large dogs and a 1.6 acre area for smaller dogs, which makes it easy to stay close to your playful pup. Agility courses, water fountains, shaded shelters and waste stations make the visit more comfortable for patrons of both the two- and four-legged variety.

Note: Fort Woof is closed every Monday from 5:30 to 11 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Dog Park Rules

  • Dogs must be licensed and have current rabies vaccination on their tags.
  • Dogs owned by Fort Worth residents must have city licensed tags issued by Animal Services.
  • Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior must be removed immediately.
  • Dogs must be on secured leash while entering and exiting the park.
  • Dogs must be kept on secured leash until inside the double-gate entry.
  • Do not hang leash on fence, owners must have a visible leash at all times.
  • Owners are to stay within the park and within view of their dogs.
  • Small dog area is for dogs under 40 pounds only. Small dogs may enter large dog area, but it is not recommended.
  • Puppies under four months of age are not permitted at the park.
  • Dogs shall be under the voice control of their owners at all times.
  • Children must be under strict supervision and an adult must accompany those under the age of 12.
  • Parks users and dog owners assume all risk related to dog park use.
  • Owners shall repair any damage done by their dog (i.e. holes dug by their dog)
  • Owner waives liability to the city for any injury or damage caused to or by pets while in the park.
  • Owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dogs.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the dog park.
  • Playing recreational sports is prohibited inside the dog park.
  • Dog park operational hours are (5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.) unless otherwise posted.
  • Dogs in season are not allowed.
  • Dog park is closed for maintenance every Monday morning until noon.
  • Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work, or unless the individual’s disability prevents the use of these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Service animals are permitted to enter either side of the dog park.

More Information

For additional information contact the Park & Recreation Department at 817-392-5700 or the Animal Control Office at 817- 392-3737.