For Your Information / Future Dog Parks:
Dog Park vs Dog Run = A total enclosed area less than 50,000 SF (1.15 Acres) = Dog Run.
Dog Park vs Dog Run is determined by the City / County / Community that operates the facility.
BARK9 recommends that a Dog Park be at least 3 Acres Fenced.
Have you heard of a new dog park being built? Send us a memo and we’ll add it here until finished.
Friendswood Dog Park
Dog Park Grant Award
14 April 2017
A City dog park has been on the drawing board for five years. Recently, City staff members applied for and were awarded $25,000 by the PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ program. PetSafe® is a Tennessee-based company that develops pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. Friendswood is one of five communities receiving a $25,000 award; part of more than $250,000 in PetSafe®Bark for Your Park™ program dog park grants nationwide this year. City Council has also allocated some funding for the project and Friendswood High School student Caden Fischer has made the dog park his Eagle Scout project, already raising more than $16,330. The dog park will be located in Old City Park, closest to Merriewood Drive. Earlier this year, Stevenson Park (1100 South Friendswood Drive) and Old City Park were linked by new trails and a bridge over Cowards Creek.
Countryside Dog Park
League City Council Updates
23 February 2017
Dog Park under construction: City staff in partnership with the League City Dog Park Association have been working for the last 6 months to identify a location and design for a new dog park in League City. City Council approved the project during their Feb. 14 meeting. Staff has begun work at the future dog park site which is 3.5 acres located at the former Countryside Wastewater Treatment Plant on Bay Area Boulevard adjacent to Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside. Underbrush clearing within the area along with the removal of invasive trees and trees in decline, affected by disease, and those showing signs of significant decay are part of the initial process. The city will act as its own general contractor during the construction process to stay within the approved budget. Construction will consist of fencing, connecting trails, gates, bull pens, wash down stations, site drainage, and grading.