|Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1515 W Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756-1415
What are the leash laws in Austin?
As you probably know, dogs are not permitted to run freely around the city of Austin without a leash. The Austin leash ordinance requires dogs to be on a leash no longer than 6 feet on all city land. If you don't follow this rule, you can be fined up to $500.
But what do you do if you don't have a fenced-in back yard and you have a dog that loves to get outside and run and play? Austin's Parks and Recreation Department operates 11 off-leash areas in the city that you can take your dog to. The city does, however, still have rules in these areas to keep everyone safe:
The website for the Parks and Recreation Department lists these Austin locations as designated off-leash areas:
Theses areas are open for public use every day from 5am to 10pm, unless otherwise posted.
If you sustained a dog bite in the Austin area, contact attorney Earl Straight for a free consultation at 512-454-1331.