McAllister Dog Park - San Antonio

Starcrest Dr
San Antonio, TX
Operating Hours:
5am - 11pm
Managed By:
City of San Antonio
Days Closed:
None
Fees:
None
Restrooms:
N/A
Park Size:
1.5 acres
Type of Park:
Fenced
Other Notes:

Opened 2008. This dog park has a separate small dog area, water fountains, fire hydrants, benches, walking trails, a shade structure, and doggie play equipment

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Sheldon Weingust's picture
Great place to bring your dog
5

I took my dog there and he had a great time. They do supply water but I brought my own. There was a fight between 2 big dogs but the owners broke it up quickly. Good place to relax and let your dog have fun.

Lilahlab2011's picture
Small Dog area exists
4

2012.Small dog area has been built, right next to large dog area.
Special in March: Annual Fest of Tails (dogs & kites)has many vendors, coupons, info on nails "trim for tips" at nearby pet store, doggy parade. Family fun.

G's mom's picture
Aggression issues
2

We went to the park and all was initially fine - the earlier you get there the better. Several unneutered large male dogs joined the mix and resulted in 3 different aggression issues within a 10 minute span. NOT COOL and we left! SAN ANTONIO - 30,000 animals are killed each year in this city alone because of overpopulation, and these are only the counted ones. There are so many FREE spay/neuter resources in this great city - no excuses. Check out Animal Care Services to get info on this. Let's FIX this problem by being responsible pet owners not backyard breeders.

lazycinnamon's picture
Had a great time

Traveling thru on our way to the coast, our lab really enjoyed the dog park. Every dog was friendly - thanks San Antonio

shawna j's picture
should i nueter my dog

should i neuter my dog first before coming to this park or should I not ? and if I should neuter him how much will it cost?

EDITOR COMMENT: It is always suggested that you neuter your dog and some parks require it. You should check with a local shelter or vet about the cost of the procedure.

Kandi's picture
THIEVES AT DOG PARK
1

I JUST MOVED HERE FROM FL, I HAVE AN APP ON MY PHONE TO FIND THE DOG PARKS CLOSE BY AND IT BROUGHT THIS ONE UP. SO I WENT THERE AND WAS THERE FROM 12:00 PM TILL 1:30 PM AND SOMEONE POPPED THE LOCK OFF MY CAR AND STOLE MY PURSE AND MY CAMERA BAG. THEY PUT ONE OF MY CARDS -$386 AND USED THE OTHER CARD ABOUT $70 THE BANK WILL REFUND ALL THAT BUT I HAD ALL MY ID'S AND PERSONAL STUFF IN MY PURSE. DON'T LEAVE PURSES IN THE CAR MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS TAKEN OUT. I AM THINKING THAT MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE CAMERAS AT THIS PARK SINCE THIS SEEMS TO HAPPEN A LOT OR POST SIGNS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW TO BEWARE OF THIS.

bailez's picture
Playgrounds for dogs?

I will be moving to San Antonio in a couple of weeks and I am looking for a doggie park for my little schnauzer. We have some first rate parks where I live now. Passive and Active sides with all the amenities. The city also allows you to take your dogs to the elementary schools baseball fields and let them play. They provide waste stations for you to pick up your dogs poop. Does anyone know if they allow that at the schools in SA since we are paying the taxes? Thanks

EDITOR COMMENT: It is very uncommon for a school district to allow dogs at the school grounds. It is a safety issue while children are present and most are concerned about dog droppings being left for sanitary reasons. You can ask the school district where you are moving about their policy.

VJG's picture
thieves around dog park

I parked below the dog park on the main road into the park from Starcrest today, Thursday, June 3rd at about 2.30pm and my car was scraped and broken into and my handbag stolen from the trunk. How can I contact park staff to keep an eye out before they empty garbage cans in case the thieves threw the black and white handbag away? VJG

marcie515's picture
Had a great time!
5

Took my dog there today and she had so much fun. It was pretty crowded since the weather was cool and it was a Saturday morning, but everyone was so friendly and did a great job keeping an eye on their dog(s). I even had my two kids with me and they had so much fun playing with the younger more active dogs. I do agree with the others on here about needing a seperate area for the smaller breed dogs because it does get a little crazy when the large breed dogs are chasing balls and running around. All in all it was a great trip to the dog park and we look forward to going back!

txmeg's picture
Disheartened By San Antonio
3

I agree with the Poster about the City of SA being a dog unfriendly city. I, too, have lived in different cities and traveled extensively. I am so disheartened by City Leaders here in SA. And just yesterday the news reported on City Inspectors taking bribes and not doing their job. What is going on here? Wake up, SA!!!! This beautiful city is going to become a trash heap if we continue to allow unscrupulous people to run the city gov. We need to wake up and put people in office who care about our needs... and not allow the corruption to continue.

Visitor's picture
BTW Austin has TWELVE dog

BTW Austin has TWELVE dog parks listed on this site. That's not counting San Marcos and Bee Cave who have separate listings!

Visitor's picture
Deff. the best option in San Antonio
3

If you're new to town and deciding which of the TWO dog parks in SA to go to; this is it. The crowd is much better here, less un-neutered dogs, more responsible dog owners here. I have frequented both parks and unless you live next to the other one this is the best option. It gets a little too crowded during prime time and is undersized.

That being said... Am I the only one that thinks that it is absolutely ridiculous that a city the size of SA only has TWO dog parks? Even the ones we have are pathetic compared to the parks in other cities. What about lighting for after dark? Separate sections for little dogs and big dogs. Some water features - lakes and pools not water fountains.

San Antonio is by far the most un-dog-friendly city I have ever lived in, and I've lived in lots of places. I wonder what the correlation is between the lack of good dog facilities and the fact that we have the worst problem in the country with strays. The problem is a lack (city-wide) of responsible dog owners. If you are on this site looking at this - odds are you are a responsible dog owner, but in a city as big as San Antonio there are only enough of us to warrant TWO parks. OP Schnable park has hundreds of acres I bet they would spare a few to a organized group that did some fundraising enough to build a fence. The central location would ease the crowding in both of the other parks. Model the organization after the countless ones in other cities that have done the same.

chicpilot11's picture
I agree this is a great
4

I agree this is a great park. There are obstacles for the dogs and plenty of room for 40 or 50 dogs. The rest of the park has great trails, and there is even a field I have seen used for some hunting dog training right by the dog park. Even when it is crowded, everyone is polite and helpful keeping their dogs under control.

Visitor's picture
Love the park. It actually

Love the park. It actually gets pretty crowded sometimes on the weekends -- would be nice if they had a separate fenced area designated for either larger breed or smaller dogs. The area seems a little small to mix in the great danes and other large dogs with the chihuahuas and dachshunds. Also, a friend said that in her hometown their dog park has a little pool. That woudl be great -- messy, but great for the Texas summer.