If you enjoy walking your dog on a daily basis, you will find the climate in Braeburn to be hospitable to pedestrians and their pups most of the year. Summers, however, can be extremely hot and very humid. You will want to avoid walking in the middle of the day when temperatures peak. Summer often brings thunderstorms later in the day, some severe, with tornadoes even possible. Always check local forecasts for storm warnings and postpone outings until thunderstorms have passed. Winters are relatively mild, although the cooler weather may require a light jacket. Houston is subject to hurricane season, however, hurricane warnings are generally provided well in advance and many years are hurricane free.
The Brays Bayou runs along the south border and provides a greenway along with several area parks. The Southwest Expressway runs along the west border while a large country club and golf course sit on the west end.Several neighborhood schools provide landscaped areas in the community.
The Brays Bayou is located on the south border of Braeburn and has a hiking and bike trail running alongside it. This greenway provides access to 15 miles of trails. Take your dog for a walk, run, or teach him to trot beside your bike to cover the miles of trail!
Area parks like Braeburn Glen Park, Bonham Family Nature Park, Stein Family Park, and Don Greene Nature Park provide beautiful green spaces in the community with open spaces, shade trees, and pedestrian paths. Some parks have athletic fields and facilities, picnic sites, and playgrounds. These small green areas are a great place to rest in the shade.
Bayland Park is just north of Braeburn and is within walking distance for residents. This larger 60-plus-acre park features several baseball diamonds and athletic facilities and a recreation center. There is plenty of activities to take in a while strolling with your pooch in this park.