About eight miles northwest of Bryan’s city center sits the quiet, rural community of Benchley. Benchley’s small population and tight-knit feel make this area desirable for folks that are looking for a slower pace of life. Locals can also take advantage of the nearby town of Bryan’s many woofderful amenities, like 15 veterinary clinics and fur-iendly parks!
Bonham Park is a pawesome place in the area to visit with your leashed pup! Just six miles from Benchley, this Bryan park is a hot spot for dog walkers and joggers. The park’s one-mile trail makes a loop around this spacious green space. There’s also lots of open grass, trees and access to the beautiful Still Creek that flows through the northwest side of the park. Bonham Park also has tennis courts, a playground, restrooms and a picnic area.
For another furrific park nearby, check out Bryan’s oldest park, Scurry Park! This furrific spot has all the stuff puptastic parks are made of including a half-mile walking path, a playground, picnic pavilion with barbecue grills, restrooms and athletic fields.
If you and Fido need overnight accommodations, the Baymont Inn and Suites Bryan College Station welcomes dogs overnight for a small extra fee.
Whether you’re a local or just visiting, it’s easy to see why pups and their people love the Benchley area!
You and your leashed furry friend will love visiting Bryan’s Carver-Kemp neighborhood, about seven miles from Benchley. This residential area is where you’ll find Neal Park, a 12-acre community green space with a lot going on! Start your visit to this park with a stroll on the paved walking path that meanders in and around the open grassy spaces. On your stroll, you’ll also pass by a large, beautiful community garden, tons of mature trees, a small creek, an in-line hockey rink, tennis and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a picnic pavilion! There’s also a woofderful playground where kiddos can get some exercise, too. The Carver-Kemp neighborhood is also where you’ll find Scurry Park.
If you and your pooch are looking for a peaceful park where you can relax together, visit Bryan’s Castle Heights neighborhood, about eight miles from Benchley! Castle Height’s namesake park has seven acres of woofderful, quiet space that’s perfect for some quality time with your leashed pup. Beautiful shady trees surround Castle Heights Park, giving it a secluded feel. There are trees scattered throughout the interior of the park, so there are lots of nice spots to spread out a blanket and chill out with Fido by your side. This pawesome park has plenty of open grass, a short walking path, a serene creek, plus a playground, basketball court, covered picnic tables and restrooms.
Leash up your pup and get your romp on in Bryan’s Haswell Park neighborhood! About 10 miles from Benchley, this quaint residential neighborhood is home to the Sue Haswell Memorial Park! At 19 acres, this woofderful community park has tons of room for you and your furry friend to play in the open grassy areas and stroll on the paved pathway. There are big trees that provide shade over the picnic tables and a babbling creek that meanders through the middle of this furrific spot! Sue Haswell Memorial Park also has horseshoe pits, a gazebo, a playground and basketball, tennis and volleyball courts.
There’s pawesome fun waiting for you and Fido in Bryan’s E Martin Luther King Jr St/ Waco St neighborhood, just eight miles from Benchley! You and your leashed dog will love taking a jaunt around this neighborhood’s Allen Ridge Park! Tucked away in a pleasant residential area, this hidden gem has a quarter-mile walking or jogging path that wraps around a sparkling pond that is lined with mature trees. For some wide open spaces, check out the neighborhood’s five-acre Federal Park. This puptastic green space has tons of grass where you two can frolic. This neighborhood is also where you’ll find Symphony Park!