Pets in the City

4 Under-the-Radar Houston-Area Dog Parks

Your suburban doggo will love these parks.

By Laura Furr Mericas June 22, 2018 Published in the July 2018 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Pawn Springs Dog Park

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. 

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