Attention pet parents, National Love Your Pet Day is Feb. 20 and what better way to celebrate than a trip to the dog park?
Dog parks are a great way for pups and pet parents to get some fresh air, play and enjoy some quality time. Your dog also gets to run off-leash and make some four-legged friends — you might make some two-legged friends, as well! After you play, stop off at the nearest Starbuck’s for a “pup-a-chino” or pet store for a treat. The perfect end to a perfect day.
Veranda residents can pick from two nearby dog parks:
River Park Bark Park (4.6 miles from Veranda)
Riverpark Shopping Center
2703-2927 Grand Pkwy
Richmond, TX 77469
This small dog park will have your furry buddy panting with delight. Puppies, shy dogs and those not used to socializing will feel more comfortable here as it is not as heavily used as other parks. Keep in mind that the only parking available is at the shopping center 100 meters away.
Pawm Springs Dog Park
Sugar Land Memorial Park (7.8 miles from Veranda)
15300 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
The mecca of all dog parks, this tropical-themed six-acre retreat includes a separate enclosed area for small dogs, a shade pavilion and a resort-style swimming pond. You’ll also find agility training equipment, loungers for you, a palm tree water spray feature and beautiful tropical landscaping. Children under 12 are NOT permitted in the park.