Dog Fancier’s Park
5800 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89122
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
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
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.