Phil Hardberger Park's Dog Park - San Antonio, TX
N 29° 33.635 W 098° 31.179
14R E 546531 N 3270191
Quick Description: Phil Hardberger Park has a very well designed off-leash dog park next to the main parking area. Coordinates given are at the location of the entrance gate into the dog park which is about 150 feet from the south edge of the main parking lot.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2010 5:39:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM9BPM
Phil Hardberger Park opened a portion of its total property to the public on May 15, 2010; and when fully developed, it will be the second largest park in San Antonio, TX. One of the attractions to this as-yet-still-primative parkland is the off-leash dog park that is just yards from the south end of the main entrance and parking lot area. The dog park is completely fenced on all four sides and is divided into two compounds, one side for large dogs and one side for small dogs. Dog owners should know the difference and put their dog into the correct side. The entrance gates into the dog parks are double gated so when used correctly, they work as a safeguard to prevent dogs from running out unleashed. The owners have to open as well as close the gates because the gates do not have springs or other self-closing mechanisms on them. Be careful to assure one gate is closed before opening the other. Inside the dog park, each side had abundant oak trees providing shade and act as "targets" for marking scent. The dogs have assorted obstacles fixed within the park to play on. Lots of water in troughs allow the dogs to drink as they wish. Fortunately for the owners, many concrete benches are clustered throughout the park, offering rest under the shade of the trees. There are rest rooms (Portable potty style) in the park entrance area but not immediately at the dog park.
The coordinates to the GATE of the DOG PARK closest to the main parking lot is: N29 33.597, W098 31.179.
Research the geocache nearest to the dog park, GC295HQ. While you are this close, you might as well grab a smiley face too. There are several other geocaches in the park and stretched down the Salado Creek Greenbelt. The Salado Creek Greenbelt connects with this park at its northwest corner at the Additional Parking area at the coordinates posted below.
Level of Enclosure: Completely Enclosed
Description of Enclosure:
Five feet high, thick square-wire fencing fastened to large posts with both buried deeply to prevent digging out surrounds the total perimeter. The square enclosure is divided by the same kind of fencing down the middle, dividing the dog park in two sections: one for large dogs, one for small dogs. Double enclosure gates to prevent dogs escaping unleashed. Shade and water for the dogs, shade and benches for the owners. Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs and are fully liable for any hard their dogs inflict on other people or other dogs. Read the rules about what dogs are NOT allowed into the park. Use common sense, too.
Kid friendly: Kids all ages (strollers on up) welcome
Popularity: Active all the time
Water For Swimming (them, not you): None
Provides Poop Bags: yes
People washrooms: Non-flushing toilets
Additional Parking: N 29° 33.815 W 098° 31.557
Separate area for small dogs available: yes
I would walk my dog here: yes
Fee Required: no
Additional Parking - 2: Not Listed
Additional Parking - 3: Not Listed
Additional Parking - 4: Not Listed
Additional Parking - 5: Not Listed
To log this waymark, you must be able to prove to the waymark owner that you were at the park in question. This probably means a photo. The photo must be identifiably at that park, so having your GPS in the photo might not be a bad idea (alternatively you may include a recognizable landmark)
If you have a dog, photos of your dog having a good time would also be appreciated.