The new dog park in Houston will be a 2-acre space dedicated to dogs and their owners and families. Image courtesy Getty

An upcoming project aims to develop a new dog park in Houston’s Hermann Park to cater to the fluffy and snuggly visitors that frequent this spot.

When Houstonians were asked by the Hermann Park Conservancy about proposed improvements in the park (as part of its 20-year master plan), many pet parents and residents suggested the addition of a new feature: a dog park.

Proposed plans for the new dog park

A conceptual site plan of the dog park. Image courtesy Hermann Park Conservancy

Exciting plans have been mapped out for the 2-acre site reserved for the new dog park in Houston that will be located between Brays Bayou and South MacGregor Way. This space falls outside the flood zone and will soon be transformed into the McWilliams Dog Park.

Along with off-leash areas for large and small dogs, the place will also boast of agility equipment to exercise your furry friend and help it lose those extra pounds. The park will also have dog wash stations along with interactive water play features. For pet parents, this will turn out to be a one stop shop to exercise your dog, introduce it to other dogs in the vicinity and even clean the mud off its fur coat should it roll around in the dirt. 

The park will also have some landscapes seating groves for owners, loads of natural shade and great light. This new dog park coming up at Hermann Park sounds pawsome!

Fundraising campaign

A fundraiser has been set up by the Conservancy to engage the community and raise funds for the upcoming park. Image courtesy Just Giving/ Hermann Park Conservancy

Long-time supporters of the Conservancy and dog-lovers Winifred Scheuer and Kevin Bonebrake and Ann Kennedy and Geoffrey Walker have signed on to match all the donations that come in via the city’s residents until 30 June to help raise funds for the proposed park.

The Conservancy has already managed to raise 75% of the funds required to build this dog park for the pets at home to walk, exercise and play and has now issued an open call to other dog-lovers and friends of the animals to pitch in for the rest. 

This donation exercise has been kickstarted with the aim of getting the community together as we all emerge out of the social distancing rules brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and engage once again with the people around us. 

To make a donation, click here.

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