North Richland Hills in north Texas is a suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth. From its establishment in 1849 until the 1950s, it was primarily a ranching and farming town, but the first sale of farmland to a subdivision developer in 1953 began the population boom that would support the city’s growing manufacturing and health care profile as it developed. Today, it is a high-end suburban and dog-friendly city, which shows its love to its furry friends with seven veterinary clinics and animal hospitals.
The Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park is a 5-acre off-leash park with separate double-gated large and small dog sections that's just waiting for your pup! The park features water fountains for you, and water stations for your canine companion, along with convenient waste stations, picnic tables and shaded seating areas. The dog park also provides access to the John Barfield Trail, 3.5 miles of paved pathway that connects with the Keller Trail System and the Cotton Belt Trail that runs diagonally across the city and into surrounding communities. These are only a few of the several hike and bike trails available to you and your fur-pal in North Richland Hills.
North Richland Hills is also host to several dog-friendly restaurants, including Taco Cabana, a Mexican eatery featuring typical casual dishes along with outside seating, so your Fur-amigo can join you for breakfast, lunch or dinner. While he remains outside at your chosen table, you can order up a Steak Street Taco Plate or a la carte fajitas, burritos and a cinnamon sugar sopapilla for dessert. ¡Mucho Bueno!
This neighborhood is home to the dog-friendly Walker’s Creek Park and Walker’s Creek Trail. Walker’s Creek is a 57-acre community park featuring lots of open space for your furry pal to romp and relax, as well as picnic tables and grills, a water fountain where you can slake your thirst before you offer Fido some water, and a shady pavilion for those hot summer days. Complete with restrooms and a concession stand for snacks and beverages, Walker’s Creek is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon. As a bonus, the park features access to North Richland Hills’ North Electric Hiking and Biking Trail via its own Walker’s Creek Trail. Part of the NRH Hike & Bike Trail System, the North Electric Trail ends at the Holiday Lane Athletic Fields.
This neighborhood in North Richland Hills’ northern section is home to Northfield Park, a large complex featuring ball fields, basketball courts and a playground for the human members of the family, but most important to Fido is the attached dog park. The Tipps Canine Hollow Northfield Park is separate from the dog park of the same name further south in North Richland Hills. Northfield Park has vast areas of green areas for on-leash play or relaxing, but in the dog park, energy gets un-leashed. There are separate areas for large and small or timid dogs, water and waste stations, and plenty of room to run. Human owners can play, too, or hang out at the benches under the trees. The surface is mulch and grass, easy on the pups’ feet. Enjoy!
The Smithfield neighborhood is home to Richfield Park, a 42.5-acre community park that boasts facilities for organized sports and a playground, along with picnic tables, a water fountain, BBQ grills and other amenities to make you and your fur-baby happy. Romping in the grassy areas on leash, Fido is always ready for a long walk, and this park has its own hike and bike trail for just that! The Calloway Branch Trail connects with 2 on-street bike paths for those wanting to venture into the urban areas, and the total distance is a bracing 5.2 miles. It is paved with cement, and connects with the Cotton Belt Trail and the John Barfield Trail. Along your way, visit dog-friendly Liberty Park, a 3-acre urban space featuring a shady walking trail, all your picnic and BBQ needs, and a pond with a footbridge. This is a great family park, and the canine members will love it too, even if they do need to remain leashed.
The Fossil Creek Park resides in this North Richland Hills neighborhood. This 58.5-acre park features nature trails, restrooms and other dog-friendly amenities. Your furry Bestie needs to remain leashed, but a stroll along Fossil Creek is just the thing for pent up energy and a need to explore. This neighborhood is also home to the Linda Spurlock Park, feauring 14.5 acres with walking trails, shaded picnic tables, benches and a drinking fountain. Frolic or relax on the rolling green meadows with your fur-baby, or enjoy a casual lunch. Like all North Richland Hills parks, this is on-leash only, but couldn’t be more dog-friendly. Don’t forget your portable doggy water-bowl and shades!
The City Center neighborhood boasts a dog-friendly restaurant and hotels for the end of a long day exploring with your Best Friend. Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory serves up traditional Mexican food with a Southwest flair. Order some of their specialty enchiladas with your choice of protein, topped with 2 eggs, cheese and 2 sauces, served with rice and beans. Wow – plenty for Fido to munch on as he joins you at one of the outdoor tables. If a good night’s sleep is what you both crave, Studio 6, La Quinta, and Travelodge are all conveniently located along the 820 Loop. Each allow your pup to stay too for a small additional fee. Sleep happy!