Austin is very much a dog-loving town, but not all of the city’s parks and nature trails allow off-leash walks with your four-legged friends. In fact, most parks and nature trails in Austin require dogs to be on their leash constantly, which makes it difficult for them to run, swim, and explore to their heart’s content.

Off-leash parks are Austin’s a solution for active dog owners, but many of these designated spaces are too small for larger animals to really let loose, and they are usually devoid of natural enrichment like streams and tall grasses. What’s more, these areas are spread sparsely throughout the city. Plus, they can be hard to locate online for lack of official websites.

For all of these reasons, we decided to fix that problem. Here are six Austin parks with nature trails where your dog is free to unwind without a leash…