WINNER: Phil Hardberger Park
8400 NW Military Hwy. • (210) 207-3284
The off-leash dog parks at Phil Hardberger Park comprise just a tiny portion of the 311-acre space. But for Fido and his four-legged friends, it's a paradise. The fenced-off parks include separate spaces for small and large dogs in a wooded area. There's plenty of space to run (or just sniff the perimeter, if that's your dog's thing), plus platforms and props for pups to play around on. The park also offers dog-friendly water fountains and plenty of shade — a must-have on most San Antonio afternoons. And the double-gate entry system ensures any potential escapees will be thwarted. If your dog still has energy to shake out after playing with some pals, walk him or her around the park's 1.8-mile Savanna Loop Trail.
13102 Jones Maltsberger Road • (210) 207-7275