The lights, the sounds, the desert, these are all things you think of when someone says Vegas. But, one thing that probably doesn’t come to mind are dog parks. Well, you might be surprised to learn that there are some fantastic public recreational facilities designed specifically for dog owners! In fact, Clark County, Las Vegas, and Henderson, NV are all home to a number of spectacular bark parks. Dog owners have numerous options to get outside, get the dogs off the leash, and exercise and socialize. Here are some of the facilities in the greater Las Vegas area:
Clark County Dog Fancier’s Park
This 20-acre park in Clark County Nevada is available exclusively for dogs and their owners. It includes five separately fenced off areas with lengthy runs for dogs. Each area includes a water source for refueling. Picnic tables, restrooms, and waste bags are provided for the comfort and convenience of the dogs’ human companions.
Barkin’ Basin Dog Park
This eight-acre park features separated areas for large and small dogs, as well as an area designed for “less social” animals. This park provides plenty of shade, benches and water fountains.
Bark Park at Heritage Park
Located in Henderson NV, this is one of the newest bark parks in the area. Designed with the input of dog owners, this 5-acre park offers separate dog runs, an agility course, a walking trail, benches, and drinking stations for pets and humans.
Sunset Dog Park
Like the others, this park offers designated areas for dogs, based on size, plenty of shade and seating for humans, and water sources. What sets this park apart is the abundance of grass in the play areas. The staff is diligent about rotating which of the three fenced-in areas are available for use on a monthly basis so that grass can recover. The park also features obstacles to make the experience more interesting for the dogs.
Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex Dog Park
This park features three expansive dog runs. It is notable for its topography, which offers gentle grassy swales for a more varied terrain than many others in the valley.
Cactus Wren Dog Park
This small park is notable for its lighted dog runs, and late operating hours. A 10 pm daily closing time means there’s plenty of time, even at the end of the day, to get the dog out for a much-needed romp.
It’s abundantly clear that throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, and Clark County, dogs and their owners can enjoy a wide variety of bark parks. It’s truly a dog’s life in Nevada!