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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 enjoy ball playing, resting and spending quality time together, whether in the award-winning Fort Woof or our new ZBonz Dog Park in west Fort Worth.


ZBonz Dog Park

Located at 6950 W. Camp Bowie Blvd.
ZBonz is a ten acre, fully-irrigated park built on the former Z. Boaz Golf Course. ZBonz has separate sections for large and small dogs, sized at seven acres and three 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.

ZBonz is closed every Monday 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. 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.

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

First Flight Dog Park

Located at 2700 Mercedes Ave.
First Flight Park is a small urban park near the 7th Street District. The dog park is a small fenced in area, approximately 3,200 square feet located within the park. Large dogs are not recommended due to the limited space.

First Flight Dog Park is closed every Monday from 5:30 to 11 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

These parks can also close after a rainfall if the ground is deemed too saturated.

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 a secured leash while entering and exiting the park.
  • Dogs must be kept on secured leash until inside the double-gate entry.
  • Do not hang a leash on a fence, owners must have a visible leash at all times.
  • Owners are to stay within the park and within view of their dogs.
  • The small dog area is for dogs under 40 pounds only. Small dogs may enter the 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.
  • Park 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.
  • 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.