Family & Pets

Best Places To Take Your Dog In Las Vegas

January 24, 2011 4:26 PM

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Covering 12 acres and with five separated and fenced areas for all sized dogs, this park is used regularly for dog shows, canine trails, agility training and club meetings. (Credit: clarkcountynv.org)

Covering 12 acres and with five separated and fenced areas for all sized dogs, this park is used regularly for dog shows, canine trails, agility training and club meetings. (Credit: clarkcountynv.org)

Unlike famous Las Vegas residents Siegfried and Roy, dog ownership surpasses lions and tigers as pets. Las Vegas isn’t lacking in well designed parks for city dogs that crave socialization. Below is a sampling of a few of the best places to take your dog in Las Vegas. Or, when nature calls, hop in your car for a 30-minute road trip to places like Lake Mead Recreation Area, Floyd Lamb State Park or Red Rock Conservation Area that allow leashed dogs on hiking trails. – Diane Quinn
dogfancierspark Best Places To Take Your Dog In Las Vegas

Covering 12 acres and with five separated and fenced areas for all sized dogs, this park is used regularly for dog shows, canine trails, agility training and club meetings. (Credit: clarkcountynv.org)

Dog Fancier’s Park

5800 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 455.8200
www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks

If dogs could talk, they would tell you that one of the best places to take them in Las Vegas is Dog Fancier’s Park. Covering 12 acres and with five separated and fenced areas for all sized dogs, this park is used regularly for dog shows, canine trails, agility training and club meetings. Because of its spacious size, this is a good place to train your dog in the basics of off-leash etiquette. Plenty of water is available, and benches and shade structures make it easy to relax and watch your dog have fun. The park is operated by Clark County with free parking. Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Barkin’ Basin Park (at Wayne Bunker Park)

Alexander Road and Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 229.6718
www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks

This 7.75-acre dog park has lots of space and, like other dog parks, features fenced-in runs for different sized dogs, shaded seating for you and available water. Barkin’ Basin comes alive around Halloween when an annual fund-raiser event is held to benefit Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue. Dachshunds and mixes (in all shapes and sizes) compete for ribbons, and prizes are awarded for costumes, kissing and belly rubbing. A crowd favorite is always the wiener races! Barkin’ Basin is operated by the city of Las Vegas with free parking. Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Desert Breeze Dog Run

8425 West Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 455.8334
www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks

Observe Fido’s social skills when he tries to make new friends in one of the three (by size) fenced dog runs. When you get tired of helping him get a workout, relax on a bench, enjoy the shade from trees in summer, and take advantage of the water available for people and pets. It’s located just 5 miles west of the downtown Las Vegas Strip inside Desert Breeze Park, which has a full range of recreational activities, including indoor and outdoor pools, for the whole family. This area is operated by Clark County with free parking. Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

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