With over 76,000 people and an estimated 37,000 pets, Bryan, Texas is an oasis for animal lovers in the Brazos County area. Not to be overshadowed by nearby Austin and Houston, Bryan has plenty of facilities for all your pets’ needs.
If you’re in the Park Hudson Trail area and are seeking a safe area to let your pooch off-lead, you won’t go far wrong with the Dog Park at Morris “Buzz” Hamilton Park. It boasts three separate doggy play areas, water fountains, walking trails, and nighttime lighting for you and your pets’ safety. Have a "wilder" experience at the top of your mind? Lake Bryan is the place to be! In winter, you can enjoy the sights of waterfowl and pelicans, and in summer the lake plays host to herons, egrets, and terns. The only thing Lake Bryan is known for is its aggressive leash requirement, always be sure to keep Fido within a 6-foot leash.
Just visiting, and needing a place to crash with your canine? The Relax Inn, Abigaile’s Treehouse, and the Best Western in Old Town Center are all pet friendly options. Bryan, Texas won’t disappoint dog lovers, or visitors alike, if you’re planning on making a trip to Texas be sure to include Bryan on your list.
Jogging or walking along the trails in Austin’s Colony Park in the Wixon Valley neighborhood is pawfect for enjoying an afternoon with Fido. One and a half miles of trails offers enough distance to enjoy a quick walk, or lap it several times to help expend all your pup’s energy. BBQ grills and picnic tables under the pavilion make the park an excellent area to celebrate your pooch’s birthday with other puppy pals. There is a disc golf course on site, so beware of flying discs your pup may want to snag! Walk over to Taco Casa and enjoy a quick lunch with Fido under the pergola in their dog friendly outdoor seating.
Copperfield Park in the Miramont Neighborhood offers a small park vibe with plenty of activities for your dog to enjoy. Over six grassy acres provides space for your pooch to run and play a game of fetch. BBQ grills and picnic tables allow you and your puppy pals a spot to relax and enjoy a burger and Fido’s favorite bone. If park playing has stirred your appetite, head over to North Italia’s restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal at one of the outdoor tables while your pup relaxes with a bowl of cool water and a special treat.
University Dog Park is a great area to walk your pup in the nearby town of College Station. Four acres of green grass and plenty of fenced in space for both large and small pups helps create a little sanctuary in the middle of the city. Your dog will love splashing in the swimming pond, and puppy parents can give their pooch a quick cleaning at the wash and hydration station right in the park. Pups who want to show off their athletic talents can practice on the agility obstacle course that is perfect for working off excess energy. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, and all pups must display their registration and rabies tags.