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San Benito is a desert town near the border of Texas, right at the state's tip. The area is also known as "Resaca City" thanks to the Resaca de Los Fresnos, a lake that cuts through the town. Thanks to its mild winters, the city becomes popular at that time with tourists and retired citizens looking for a nice place to settle for the season. Whether you're coming to enjoy the outdoors in summer or winter, you'll be able to take your pup outside with you and enjoy many of the city's dog-friendly parks and trails.
Kennedy Park is one of those dog-friendly spots that offers a scenic lawn and an area to play in along the river. With a children's playground, open space, paved trails, and plenty of places to sit and rest, you and Fido will fall in love with the area. Although you do have to leash up your pup, you can still enjoy features like water fountains, clean-up stations, picnic areas, a pavilion, trash bins, and clean-up stations.
Stookey Park is located on the southern side of the city, and provides 6 fenced-in baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, and a pool that is off-limits to pups. Dogs can still play in the open space and fenced-in area as long as they aren't in use, as well as walk on the trails, play around the playground, sit under the pavilion, drink at the water fountains, and use the clean-up stations.
Inside the city of San Benito, there's plenty of room for pups, and 1 animal hospital n case anything goes awry.
The neighborhood of San Benito Center is home to busy streets, small businesses, and a bustling downtown. Despite this, the area has some cozy parks, like Heavin Park. The park sits right along the river's edge. and will catch your eye thanks to its grassy fields and abundance of trees covering the area. With shaded sitting areas and open fields to play in, Fido can run, play, and enjoy the park while being able to access other features like a pavilion, a playground, water fountains, trash bins, and benches. The Plaza de San Benito Park offers additional space to play in that includes green areas, paved walkways, benches, and asphalt play areas. Dogs have to be on a leash inside both parks.
The South Sam Houston Boulevard and Ballenger Street neighborhood is a packed residential community along the Resaca de Los Fresnos shore. Although the windy lake is always nice to visit, the Landrum Park is the best place in the community to take Fido. Inside the park is an encircling trail that spans over .3 miles and connects to a playground, a gazebo, picnic tables, benches, open space, and water fountains. If you're in the neighborhood's shopping center, the Dick Welch Park will offer a quick and quiet place to take Fido to get some energy out. The park has some green space, trees, and benches, but you will need to remember to bring water and clean-up bags.
The Helen Moore Road and South Business 77 neighborhood is on the northern side of the city, on the opposite shore of the Resaca de Los Fresnos. Far into the community is Falligant Park, a small park surrounded by trees and residential homes. With open fields and paved trails, the park is popular among dog-walkers. Not only can you walk your pup, but you can play with them in the expansive open space inside the park that also offers a playground, a basketball court, benches, picnic tables, water fountains, and trash bins. The neighborhood also connects to the Heavin Resaca Trail, a paved walking trail that loops around 1.4 miles around the river. The trail is dog-friendly to leashed pups and has benches along the path
Hale Ave is a southern community with rows of residential homes and open fields inside Harlingen, just 5 miles north from San Benito. Harlingen Thicket offers an expansive wooded area to explore that varies from the normal open space in the area. Trails wind throughout the park, connecting to small creeks and picnic areas with tables and benches. Dogs don't even have to be on a leash inside the thicket, but you will need to bring water and clean-up bags. Arroyo Park is south of the thicket and offers some more features, like 4 fenced-in baseball fields, a playground, paved trails, open fields, a pavilion, restrooms, water fountains, benches, and trash bins. Dogs do have to be on a leash inside this park.
Finwood Heights is a southern residential community inside the city of Harlingen, 5.2 miles north of San Benito. Inside the neighborhood is the Sam Houston Park, an open and wooded park available to humans pups to explore. The park has a small open field with gravel parking and picnic tables in the field, but otherwise is completely covered by trees and thick brush, with natural trails exploring the area. Although pups don't have to be on a leash inside the park, you will need to bring water and clean-up bags.
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