The city of Corsicana is the largest city in Navarro County, and only 58 miles south of Dallas. The city has had a hand in a lot of things, from finding a natural oil field to training 1000s of pilots during World War II, which helped create the city's motto "Live, work, play!" Thankfully, pups in the city only have to worry about playing and can find tons of places to do so!
Jester Park is one of the most popular and visited parks in the city. Although it's not a dog park, it still provides a great place for Fido to run and play. The park is filled with lush lawns, lots of shade, and a creek that cuts through the area. There are dirt trails with bridges, a playground, a basketball court, and a pavilion. Dogs must be on a leash inside, but can enjoy access to water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.
Halbert Lake is a gorgeous park on the western shore of Lake Halbert, named after the lake itself. Although there are few trees, the park provides an abundance of open space with grassy terrain, including a playground, benches, a soccer field, a pavilion, a basketball court, a swimming area along on the lake, clean-up stations, and trash bins. Dogs don't even have to be on a leash inside the park, but remember to clean up after them and bring some water.
Not only does Corsicana have quiet places to walk and play with your pup, they also have 4 different animal hospitals.
The neighborhood of Northwood is an upper residential area mixed with trees and open fields. Community Park is a recreational area with everything you and your pup could want. This large park has .5 miles of paved walkways that connect to fields, 6 fenced-in baseball diamonds, enclosed tennis courts, a basketball court, and a playground. Around the fields are acres of open space with a grassy terrain, along with a pavilion, a gazebo, picnic tables, benches, water fountains, trash bins, and nighttime lights for the recreational fields. The park does require dogs to be on a leash inside the park, but they are also allowed to play in the fenced-in fields as long as no teams are playing.
Frank Kent Country is a rural neighborhood made up mostly of old farmland and a few residential homes in the southern part of the city. On the south end of the neighborhood is the Nature Park Optimist Softball Field, which has a wide array of open fields, recreational areas, and walkways. The park is dog-friendly and doesn't require pups to be on a leash, although the park is not fenced-in. The park has 4 fenced-in baseball fields that are dog-friendly, along with a playground, a pavilion, shaded sitting area, benches, and trash bins. If you and Fido need to stay the night in the area, Days Inn provides dog-friendly rooms that allows up to two pets up to any size for a fee.
The neighborhood of North Business 45 and Hardy Avenue is on the eastern side of the city, with rows of residential homes backed by thick woods. The best park to head to in the area is Bunert Park, a cozy green park along a creek. The park has a looping trail, with recreational fields like basketball courts and a fenced-in baseball field. Dogs can run around in the park in the open space and enjoy other features like a playground, a pavilion, a pool, water fountains, and benches. Another dog-friendly park is Fullerton-Garitty Park, which has over 10 acres of open area, with a 1.2-mile looping trail. There are two pavilions, a playground, water fountains, and benches available to leashed pups.
Barry is an open neighborhood, with rolling hills, open farmlands, and small groups of residential homes. The community is home to a large park known as IOOF Park, with over 20 acres of space. The park surrounds a large fishing pond, with a 1.3-mile walking trail, enclosed tennis courts, a playground, a fishing pier, soccer fields, a basketball court, and a pavilion. The Stuart J. Beebe Athletic Complex is another dog-friendly park in the neighborhood, with 6 fenced-in baseball fields and an additional 1.5 miles of paved walkways. The complex also has open space, a scenic pond, picnic tables, and a pavilion with restrooms. Dogs have to be on a leash inside both parks.