Just four miles from Waco’s city center, Bellmead is a quiet community packed with small town charm. The town is known for its Christmas parade and little league baseball, both of which have been staples in the community for more than half a century. Locals get the best of both worlds in Bellmead, with easy access to Waco’s furrific amenities, including more than 20 animal clinics, and the slower pace of life in a small town.
Leash your pup and check out the town’s Brame Park. This park has a big open grassy area, and a quarter-mile paved path that makes a loop through a canopy of lush mature trees. Brame Park also has a splash pad for kiddos, and restrooms, too.
Devorsky Park is another woofderful nearby place to walk with your leashed dog. This quiet park has a paved looped path where you and Fido can get in some laps.
Catch some of that famous Bellmead little league action at Bellmead’s Lions Park. Pack a picnic and make use of the park’s pavilion while you watch a baseball game with Fido by your side!
With so many pawsome parks, Bellmead gets the wag of approval!
Furrific fun along the Brazos River is just two miles away from Bellmead in Waco’s Elm St/ Spring St neighborhood! Leash your pup and check out the area’s Bledsoe-Miller Park on the banks of this beautiful river. You and Fido will love frolicking down the park’s paved pathway that meanders next to the river! This pawsome park also has fire pits, fishing access, picnic tables and an open grassy play space. This neighborhood is also home to East Waco Park, where you’ll find a woofderful paved looped walking path, tons of big shady trees, a playground and a picnic area. For more puptastic fun, visit Brooklyn Park with your leashed pooch!
Tons of tail-wagging fun is what you and your furry pal will find in Waco’s Baylor neighborhood, about three miles from Bellmead! Encompassing Baylor University, this neighborhood has some truly pawriffic parks. Start your exploration with your leashed pup at Fort Fisher Park on the Brazos River. There, you and your leashed dog can enjoy woofderful open grass and hop on a portion of the 5.5-mile Waco Riverwalk that stretches through the neighborhood. On your walk, you’ll pass through Grant Teaff Plaza and past the Baylor Ballpark! The Baylor neighborhood has more pawsome fun for you and your pup at Edgefield Park, Council Acres Park and Gurley Park!
Visit one of Waco’s most iconic parks in the city’s Downtown District neighborhood! About three miles from Bellmead, this area’s Indian Spring Park is where you’ll find the historic Waco Suspension Bridge stretching across the Brazos River. You and your leashed dog can learn about the structure’s rich history while also taking a stroll on the park’s paved pathway that is accented by huge sculptures. The park has tons of lush trees, grass and picnic tables. Indian Spring Park is also an access point for the 5.5-mile Waco Riverwalk that connects with the nearby Lake Brazos Park, which also sits on the beautiful riverbanks.
There’s a seriously puptastic park waiting to be discovered by you and Fido in Waco’s Timber Crest neighborhood! Just four miles from Bellmead, this neighborhood’s Buena Vista Park is a favorite among locals. Grab a spot at a covered picnic table or a bench by the park’s quiet pond and enjoy the sounds of the tranquil fountain with your dog by your side. The park is full of large mature trees that provide ample shade, and there is tons of wide open grass where you and your pup can romp and play. Buena Vista Park has a paved path that makes two large loops around the park with one loop wandering around the perimeter of the pond. You’ll also find a playground and fire pits at this pawsome park.
Check out the nation’s second largest inner-city park in Waco’s Cameron Park neighborhood! Five miles from Bellmead, this neighborhood’s namesake park has 416 acres of open space for you and your leashed pooch to explore! Take a hike on the 15 miles of trails that wind through the park. You and Fido will especially love the half-mile Kite Trail. Cameron Park is full of beautiful overlooks with sweeping views of the Brazos River, plenty of access points to the water, a disc golf course, fire pits, a playground and spray park for kiddos, and picnic areas. Cameron Park also has tons of wooded areas and grassy spots where you and Fido can relax, plus restrooms.