Lace up your sneakers, grab your dog’s leash, and get ready to go dog walking in Plano. A Google survey lists several favorite places to enjoy nature in Plano. And, these beautiful natural settings are some of the best places to walk your dog. Located about 20 miles north of Dallas, Plano is considered part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metropolitan Area. Despite the largely flat prairie area, for which Plano is named, there are a multitude of trees, walking trails and several beautiful parks around the city. So, next time you are heading out to walk your dog, you might want to consider these 5 best places for dog walking in Plano. Your dog may not be able to verbally say it, but we guarantee he’ll love it! But, if our word isn’t enough, just look for the wagging tail and the excitement on his face.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
AHNP is a 200-acre park on the western side of Plano. It features three distinct eco-regions: 1) Blackland Prairie, 2) Riparian Forest, and 3) Upland Forest. And, the entire area is pet-friendly with paved and unpaved walking trails, as well as water areas, so your dog can enjoy a little splash in the creeks on hot days.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
Plano’s largest park is 800 acres and was voted fourth in TripAdvisor’s list of things to see in Plano. The park boasts 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft surface trails located along Rowlett Creek. Nature trails are open from sunrise to sunset daily.
Bob Woodruff Park
Bob Woodruff Park is connected to the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve by bicycle trails. The combined, uninterrupted area makes this space larger than NYC’s Central Park (840 acres). Located east of the city, this park contains one of the oldest trees in the area, estimated to be over 200 years old.
Russell Creek Park
Russell Creek is a large community park with a small lake and 3.5 miles of paved trails for hiking and biking.
Spring Creek Nature Area
A scant distance south of Plano, is the 51-acre Spring Creek Nature Area. The park has a multi-use trail, hardwood forest, and a pedestrian bridge over winding Spring Creek, The trail links with Galatyn Woodland Preserve (8 acres).
No matter where you and your furbaby walk, remember to be a good steward and clean up after your pet. Help keep the park clean and litter free so you, your pet, and your fellow nature lovers can always enjoy these natural spaces.
Don’t have time to get to a park? The trusted professionals at VIP Pet Services in Plano are happy to help! With over 18 years serving the entire Plano area, you know your pet is in good hands and will be treated with the same care and attention you give.