Briarwood Estates is a squarish neighborhood northeast of Plano, Texas. It is bordered to the north by Plano East, to the east by Pebble Brook Village and Briarwood East, and to the south by Meadowcrest. Willow Creek runs through this neighborhood and if you follow it east, you will find your way to the extensive exploration of Bob Woodruff Park. This neighborhood is entirely residential, with some businesses just west of its border across Jupiter Road.
The K9 University is just south of Briarwood Estates and provides great training for your dog. What A Great Dog Dog Trainer is not far either, but for grooming, you will need to head southeast a bit to the Dog House Grooming Facility. Cool stuff via pet supply stores are nearby as well so that you can get all of the toys and accessories that you need for your dog as well as organic and natural treats.
Walking through the neighborhood streets of Briarwood Estates is very pleasant with wide grassy yards and plenty of trees along the moderately flat terrain. Homes are primarily in the ranch-style design, tending to sprawl across large lots. Yards are entirely unfenced, so strolling through this neighborhood feels like walking through a big park. Lots of shade trees provide great cover on the hottest Texas days and since there is so much room on the sidewalks and the streets are not busy, this is a great neighborhood to enjoy things like cycling or skateboarding.
If you are looking for some diversity from the neighborhood streets, you can follow the creek through this area to enjoy the mature tree cover and lovely natural shoreline. The backyards of the homes back up onto this creek and there are no paths provided, so be careful that you do not wander into private property as you explore along this waterway.
There is plenty of grass and trees around the homes in this neighborhood and the creek that runs through it provides even more built-in natural space. A creek is a wonderful place to let your dog experience nature as well as get a chance to see some wildlife. This waterway doesn't have a designated walking area but you can still have a great chance of seeing wildlife as long as you are careful to stay out of private property and stick to the banks.
If you follow the creek to the west, you will find the lovely little Willow Creek Park with trails around forested and grassy areas. At this point, you can also step onto the Willow Creek Trail which runs from the park down for miles going southwest until it finally empties into 19th Street. If you follow the creek the other way, you will find space around Bob Woodruff Park to explore as well.