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Operating Hours
  6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.


The addition of five new Mutt Mitt dispensers
has been made possible by the Friends of the Dog Park!
Photo of Mutt Mits Dispenser

Photo of Mutt Mits Dispenser

Photo of Mutt Mitts Dispenser



Parks has completed the winterization of restrooms and drinking fountains. This is done to keep pipes from freezing and bursting. Restrooms and drinking fountains will remain closed until spring time. The only exception will be the restroom at Bush Central Barkway as the pipes in this park are designed to handle freezing temperatures. When visiting Bush Central Barkway the fountains will be shut off, but water can be accessed from the sinks in the restrooms.

Richardson has a treat for man’s best friend as the City is complete with its first dog park named the Bush Central Barkway. A dog park has been a top priority for the City for several years. In fact, the 2010 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan identified a dog park as one of the top five most-needed park facilities in Richardson. The six-acre site is under and along the President George Bush Turnpike west of US 75.

It includes separate areas for large and small dogs, and for puppy parents who wish to host a doggy birthday party, a rental area is available. Not only that, but if your pooch isn’t as perky anymore, is now settling into a slower pace or recovering from surgery, an area for sedentary dogs is also available. The park has a central plaza with restrooms, shade structures and open space with different textures that include grass, decomposed granite, stone and logs.

The space was made possible by Oncor and TxDOT who have graciously allowed the city to use their land for this facility.

Dog Park Map
Layout of the Barkway
Last updated: 12/30/2015 1:10:00 PM