Park Place is a residential neighborhood with some commercial activity, located southeast of downtown Houston. It is approximately a 30-minute commute to the central business district of the city. Residents of Park Place can travel on foot to local businesses along Broadway Street or strip malls on the south side of the region with restaurants, gas stations, unique shops, and other services.
The temperatures in Park Place can soar in the summertime and heat-related illnesses can be a factor when walking with your dog. Many locals opt to go out earlier or later in the day when it is cooler. Thunderstorms occur frequently and even tornadoes can manifest in the area. Keep an eye on local forecasts to avoid severe storms with high winds and heavy rain. Houston is prone to flash flooding during such storms and the areas around waterways can be treacherous when this occurs. Conversely, winters are relatively mild and rarely see sub-freezing temperatures.
Park Place is located northeast of the Simms Bayou with Interstate 610 on the north and Interstate 45 on the southwest border. The freeways and bayou create an impediment to travel outside the neighborhood on foot. If you and your pet are planning on walking outside the district, find streets with pedestrian paths that cross over or under these barriers.
Residences in the area consist of some condominium and apartment complexes as well as many single-family detached homes. Homes are modest in size and set on mature, landscaped properties. Large trees grace the community and create a shady, park-like setting.
A tributary of the bayou runs roughly west to east through the neighborhood and the ravine around the creek is surrounded by vegetation and trees. Many roads in the area curve, but the terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to climb. Some streets have separate sidewalks for pedestrians and pets, but other narrow roads do not. Where none are present, use caution near traffic.
The north side of Park Place is home to the Charles H. Milby Park. This neighborhood greenway is within easy walking distance for Park Place residents. It has a playground, sports fields, and walking paths. There are open areas and some shade trees in the park which borders the Simms Bayou. This is a lovely place for a walk with your furry friend with views of the waterway. Use caution after heavy rainfall as the banks and land around the Bayou can become waterlogged and unstable. You should keep your dog leashed in the park and be prepared to clean up after them.
Mason Park is located a 10-minute drive to the north along the Brays Bayou. This park is larger and more heavily treed than the local community park. Walking trails thread through the trees, open areas, and along the bayou. This greenway is an excellent location for a walk with your pup if you don't mind a short drive!