Danny Jackson Dog Park | 4828 1/2 Loop Central Dr., Bellaire area
What this park lacks in natural beauty, it makes up for in location. The property is one of the only public off-leash green spaces in the area, complete with wading pools, big stretches of grass, and separate small- and large-dog areas.
Deputy Darren Goforth Dog Park | 9118 Wheat Cross Dr., Cypress
Water dogs won’t want to leave this recently renamed park. A large, fenced-in play area opens up to a public lake, perfect for pets who want to dive head-first into the action.
Pawm Springs Dog Park | 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land
Palm trees and lounge chairs line the swimming pools in both the large- and small-dog sections of this six-acre, tropical-themed park that feels more like a resort. There are agility courses for the landlubbers, too, along with pavilions and picnic tables.
Lents Family Dog Park | 18103 Cypress Trace Rd., Spring/Cypress
Part of the secluded, 16-acre Lents Family Park West, these two separate play areas for large and small dogs provide a shady canopy of trees, multiple swimming areas, and walking paths for humans who want to get their exercise, too.