A small city bordered by Houston, Jacinto City's convenient location makes it a popular destination for those who want to explore the surrounding areas. With so much history behind it, as well as a couple of pawsome city parks, Jacinto City will teach you and your pup so much about this important area of Texas.
Jacinto City is a historic city, with its roots dating back to 1841, and there are many relics of this fascinating past dotted throughout town. Holland Avenue and Market Street in particular were key when it came to the development of Jacinto City, and are both great spots for an urban dog walk.
If your pooch would prefer a park walk instead, there are a couple of city parks to choose from. Wilkie Park is home to tennis courts, sports fields, a swimming pool, and a network of paved walking trails, while Smith Park is home to two baseball diamonds and a large grassy area that Fido will love. Since these are both urban parks, you are welcome to enjoy these with your dog, but make sure you keep your pooch on a lead at all times, and don't forget to bring along some doggie bags and drinking water too.
With so much to see and do both in and around Jacinto City, this is a destination that is pawfect for exploring with your pup.
The Songwood Place neighborhood of Houston is directly adjacent to Jacinto City, and is an area packed with natural attractions. The best of these can be found at the Herman Brown Park, which features 750 acres of dense forest. There are tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas here, and these are surrounded by paved walking trails that will also take you and Fido deeper into the forest, where you can then branch off onto one of the park's dirt trails. Also in this neighborhood is the smaller Songwood Park, where you will find a popular playground, picnic areas and a paved walkway.
Just over a mile from Jacinto City is Greens Bayou, a neighborhood in Houston with a couple of pawsome parks. Your pooch will love spacious Maxey Park, because not only is this home to sports facilities, playgrounds and paved walking paths, but you will also find the Maxey Park Bark and Run Dog Park here. This 13 acre dog park is fully fenced-off, with separate areas for smaller dogs, and boasts doggie showers and drinking fountains too. The Thomas Bell Foster Park is much smaller, but with its picturesque location on the banks of the Green Bayou, there are some beautiful views to be had from the walking path here.
About a mile from Jacinto City is the Houston neighborhood of Woodland Acres, where you will find even more parks for Fido to explore. Both the JP White Park and Spark Park are home to playgrounds and picnic benches, as well as several grassy stretches for your pup to sniff about in. There is a paved walking trail in both parks, but make sure that you keep your dog on a lead, and bring some drinking water and doggie bags with you too. If the two of you would like to relax after visiting the neighborhood's parks, take your pooch to Pappas Bar-B-Q. This dog-friendly restaurant serves up classic BBQ favorites, and has seven outdoor tables where Fido can dine with you.
Less than two miles from Jacinto City is the small city of Galena Park, which offers up some pawtastic dog walks. The 8.5 acre Recreation Park is the largest park in the city, with a skate park, playgrounds, sports facilities, swimming pool and seven picnic pavilions, as well as paved walking paths for you and Fido to stroll along. The peaceful Galena Manor Park is also worth a visit, with its playground, sports facilities, and paved walkways. If you and Fido are feeling hungry after all of that walking, head on over to Becks Prime, a dog-friendly restaurant that specializes in burgers and steaks.
About four miles from Jacinto City is Cimarron, a neighborhood in Houston that caters to dogs. The Greens Bayou Park overlooks the Greens Bayou, and has several benches and picnic tables from where you can enjoy the scenic views. Uvalde Park is smaller, but still has gorgeous waterfront views thanks to the Goodyear Creek that runs alongside it. If you and Fido need somewhere in the neighborhood to spend the night, give the Interstate Motor Lodge a try. This dog-friendly hotel welcomes one pet per guest room, of any size, for a small additional fee, but you will need to speak to them in advance to ensure availability of a pet-friendly room.