Ever since its incorporation in 1836, Houston has been expanding and improving. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department now manages around 370 developed parks, many of which welcome dogs in its fields and trails.
The department oversees seven dog parks, including Ervan Chew. This park was the first in the city to allow dogs to run off-leash, and it now boasts a fenced in area of 9,000 square feet where dogs can interact and play.
Hermann Park, which is one of the most beautiful parks Houston has to offer, has plenty of points of interest for human and canine visitors. The park includes a mini-train, the McGovern Centennial Gardens, and a Japanese garden, with countless trails spread throughout the area.
Seeking a local gem? Check out Congressman Bill Archer Bark Park. Split into two sections for larger and small dogs, Bill Archer Bark Park offers a huge bone shaped pool, an expansive trail, shower stations, and even an obstacle course.
If you find yourself feeling hungry, stop in at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants in the city. Barnaby’s allows dogs on the patio at all of its locations, and the Backstreet Café has outdoor seating with plenty of floor space for canine guests. Whether you are looking for a place to hike or a bite to eat, Houston is bound to satisfy.