The city of Killeen, Texas is located next to the large military base of Fort Hood. The military is part of the lifeblood of the community here, and military monuments, museums, and memorials are common. Explore Killeen confidently, knowing that there are ten animal hospitals available if the need should arise. Start with lunch or dinner at Thai Thai, a Killeen favorite that serves savory Thai food to a dog friendly patio.
The Fort Hood Trailblazers Mountain Bike Trail is not just for mountain bikes. Your dog is welcome to join you as well! The trail is 3.4 miles and looped, making it perfect for a moderate hike. If you’re looking for a challenge, hike Sparta Mountain and the Belton Lake Loop instead, which offers 5.9 miles and offers great views.
If you’re looking to sleep overnight with your pup, but not looking to pay a pet fee, La Quinta Inn Killeen is a great choice. If you’re alright paying a small fee so your pup can join you, you have more options, such as Shilo Inn & Suites Killeen, Days Inn Killeen Mall, and Residence Inn by Marriott Killeen. No matter where you go, you and your pup are sure to get a good rest before continuing your adventure is Killeen.
Condor Park is a large, fun, outdoor space for the whole family. One end is devoted to the Condor Skate Park. Dogs aren’t allowed there, even on leash. The rest of the park is yours to roam as long as your dog is leashed. There are walking trails, large trees for shade, and picnic areas. This park serves the local community, and there are frequently sports games on its fields and courts. If a game isn’t being played, it’s a great place to explore with your dog! You have to bring your own doggie bowl, but there are fountains on site.
This lovely neighborhood is home to two amazing parks. Mickey’s Dog Park is a fully fenced area where your dog can romp and play off leash. Here, you will find separate areas for large and small dogs. The park is big on atmosphere, and features brightly painted fences, but lacks water fountains. Nevertheless, the area is extremely pupular, and social dogs will never want to leave! If your pup is more the shy type, head to the other neighborhood park, Community Center Park. This park requires dogs to be leashed, but offers walking paths you two can explore instead.
Marlboro Park in Marlboro Heights is a spacious park with lots of wide open space. Your dog has to be on leash in the park, but with so many beautiful fields and paths to walk, your dog won’t even mind. The park does feature a playground and some basic picnic tables, but most of it is rolling grassland. It’s a little too well manicured to be wilderness, but it does showcase the natural beauty of Killeen very well. You should bring your own water and bowl to the park, as exploring the outer areas can take you far from a fountain.
Long Branch Park is a sprawling retreat from the bustle of a growing city. Within its 66-acres, this park manages to fit in tons of things without being crowded at all. There’s an outdoor pool and splash pad for humans on hot days, playground equipment, and sports fields. Your dog will be most interested in the walking paths and wide green lawns. There’s plenty to sniff out about this park! The size means you can stick close to the main area for a quick walk, or really unwind with your pet while covering a lot of ground.
The AA Lane Park is a small area that's perfect for getting in a quick walk. It’s at the heart of the largely residential Jefferies - Gardenia neighborhood, and it’s convenience is a major draw. The park has play equipment for children, and some green space for picnicking or relaxing after a quick workout. Circling the park is a great way to get your dog’s morning or evening walk in. The park’s peak hours are after school and on weekends, so you should avoid those if you prefer to walk undisturbed or you a shy dog. Bring your own doggie bowl to get water from the fountains.