For those with limited space fenced-in yards, some four-legged friends may need a release.

Fort Woof, a local dog park maintained by the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department, provides canines a place for that release.

The park, located east of downtown between Beach Street and Oakland Boulevard, is equipped with agility courses, picnic tables and water stations all within two large fenced-in areas.

However, the park is more than just a field of grass for dogs. It’s also a social scene.

Morgan Winden, a 109 dog owner, said she makes frequent visits to the park with her American Bulldog.

“We like it because there are always new dogs to meet and play with,” she said. “There’s always some familiar faces too, so it’s like a dog [and] owner play-date.”

Winden said Fort Woof is also a great place to enjoy the weather and the wide-open space.

The park’s website lists operating hours, rules, and provides a calendar filled with events such as the annual fall festival and fun-run, Barktoberfest, and the Mayoral Elections to inaugurate Fort Woof’s newest K-9 mayor.

For more information about Fort Woof, visit

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