The Nela Thomas-Brown Dog Park at Waldemar Park in Houston's Briar Forest neighborhood is one of the newer dog playgrounds in the city. It's named for a Houston animal advocate who worked tirelessly for stray dogs and cats, this dog playground is sure to get your pupster barking!
With free parking nearby, you'll find the dog park on the eastern side of Waldemar Park. Divided into separate large and small dog areas, it's surrounded by a sturdy six-foot fence with double security gates to prevent escapes. Trees provide plenty of shade to cool off, and several benches are placed around the perimeter. A shady gazebo with benches is the paw-fect spot to rest and watch the action.
While this isn't the largest dog park in the city, its curved layout allows for long runs on the grassy surface without inconvenient corners. Two canine and human water fountains keep everyone hydrated, but it's a good idea to bring along some bottled water in case the fountains aren't working. The same is true of waste bags – while the city provides them at the dog waste station, carrying a few will avoid having to "borrow" a bag from another pet parent if they run out.
As with every city dog park, rules are posted at the entrance of the Nela Thomas-Brown Dog Park. Prior to entering the play yard, including in the transition area, licensed and vaccinated doggos must remain leashed. Pet parents with dogs that become aggressive must remove them from the play area on a leash. Common sense dog park petiquette is important to keep everyone happy.
Haven't visited the Nela Thomas-Brown Dog Park yet? Plan a visit with your pup to give them a furbulous afternoon adventure!
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