Magnolia Park is located on the east side of Houston, Texas. Magnolia Park has historically been a Hispanic neighborhood and many ethnic restaurants and local businesses with Mexican cuisine, music, and Spanish language establishments are located in the neighborhood. Local shops and restaurants are well distributed in the area and the neighborhood is considered walkable with an average of three local eateries within a five-minute walk of most district locations. There are also nearby schools and libraries that are reachable on foot.
The Hendrick Grain Company is just down Harrisburg Boulevard to the west and provides a “no frills” pet and livestock supply store in the region.
Dog walkers in Houston don't have to worry about cold winters, but hot summer weather can be a factor. Make sure you and your pet drink lots of water, stay in the shade, or walk early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid skyrocketing temperatures.
The neighborhood is a long established community with residences and businesses located near each other. Homes are moderate in size with trees and lawns on private properties. Most streets in Magnolia Park have separate sidewalks for pedestrians, but some do not.
The terrain in the area is flat and there are no steep hills to trek up. A golf course is situated on the south side and Brays Bayou is situated not far from the south border. The bayous and tracks make it difficult to travel on foot, so you will need to use main thoroughfares with bridges and sidewalks along them to cross water.
There is a 1.4-mile trail in the park and along the bayou which is great for walking with your leashed pet. The north border of Magnolia Park, along the Buffalo Bayou, is home to Hidalgo Park, which has open areas and a play structure. This greenway has lots of paved walking paths and a historic gazebo.