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3535 War Memorial Drive Pav 8
Houston, TX 77084
JULY 18th at 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
HDPA's First Annual Appreciation Party
for all the awesome HDPA volunteers,
supporters and members and EVERYONE is invited, even dogs on leash!
We will have FREE BBQ, refreshments, as well as games, door prizes, free give aways and raffles of fun people and doggy items. Also a moonwalk - sno cones and face painting for kids and water fun to keep cool in too!
Bear Creek Park ,3535 War Memorial Drive,Pavilion # 8
This event will help raise proceeds to support a new NW area dog park in the vicinity of Jones /West/ 1960 area.
8150 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
A nice off leash play yard combined with a beer & wine bar! There is even a dogwash available. Great social hang out for pups & their owners!
1 Westpark drive
houston, TX 77083
Houston has been rated some of the best dog parks in the country by prominent dog magazines. Come visit but please respect the rules of the park and watch your canine companion.
Westpark at Newcastle
Houston, TX 77098
Dog park with separate areas for under 20 pounds and big dogs.
Houston, TX 77027
Located between Loop 610 & Newcastle. This park offers large and small dog areas, ponds, trees, benches and fake fire hydrants.
South of Downtown at Elgin and Crawford
Houston, TX 77004
Five acres of open space with walking/running trails, big old oak trees, a large open field perfect for playing fetch, "Poopy Pouch" dispensers, a playground and picnic tables.
Houston, TX 77270
Dog park with a human park next door. Triple gated and fenced. Pick up bags available. large and small dog areas, human porta potty, showers, drinking fountains, shade trees and park benches.
3801 Eastside St
Houston, TX 77098
This park is located in the upper Kirby District in Houston. The dog park provides a fenced area where dog owners can allow their furry friends to play and exericse leash free.
Houston, TX 77002
The new park is a true neighborhood space, anchored by a central lawn where more than one City Hall once stood. A crescent-shaped dog run on the park’s west side gives the canine contingent an attractive and active place to let loose. A beautifully lit fence and walkway arc through the park and provides insight to the history of the area. And if you’re hungry, check out Houston classic Niko Niko’s, where you’ll find delightfully shady, outdoor seating, a plaza for performances and classic Greek and American favorites.
601 Maxey Rd.
Houston, TX 77013
This park is located next to the Metro Park and Ride on Maxey Rd. This is a large dog park with a human park next door. It is triple gated and fenced with pick up bags. There are large and small dog areas and combined human/doggie water fountains, doggie cool off showers, shade trees and a human porta potty.
16756 Westheimer Parkway.
Houston, TX 77082
Millie Bush is the best dog park I've ever visited. It has all the necessary "stuff;" that is, it's securely double-gated, has a separate area for dogs who weigh <20 lbs., plentiful garbage cans and waste-disposal bags, &c.
Millie Bush also has three ponds (two in the big-dog area and one for the little guys), "fire hydrants" a-plenty, and really nice washing stations if you want to give your pup a bath before heading home. It's wonderful to see water-oriented dogs splashing in the pools after their toys (or just because.) Since even the small dogs get a pond I've even seen tiny toy poodles getting in on the action, which is just delightful.
There are also benches for the humans and a nice covered area for those hot, bright Houston days.
It can get pretty muddy at Millie when it's been raining hard but that's never been a deterrant for us. (The website says: "Millie Bush Bark Park is on Federal land used as a reservoir which is intended to hold large amounts of flood water when needed. Lucky for us, it doesn't flood often to this extent, however, when it does the park may be flooded for 2 to 3 weeks.")
What I love best about Millie is the size (there's enough room to run) and the variety of dogs and people who are always there. I've had some great conversations and seen examples of breeds I'd only read about before. (I've also met some charming mutts. Like I said, great variety.)
The location is beautiful and I wouldn't want it anywhere else but it is pretty far away from everything. Totally worth it, though.
3 mi west on Westheimer Parkway in the George Bush Park
located in the Barker Reservoir
Houston, TX 77083
Large well maintained dog park with separate area for small dogs. 3 doggie swimming ponds and well-maintained pathways.
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16506 FM 529 Rd. -115
Houston, TX 77095
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3201 Hwy 6 N
Houston, TX 77082
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1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
Move and Be Moved to Walk for Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter Hosts
Walk MS: Houston on Sept. 28
WHO & WHAT
More than 1,000 walkers from the Houston area are expected to participate in Walk MS: Houston in downtown Houston on Sept. 28. The goal – to raise more than $100,000 to help the estimated 20,000 Texans living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families served by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter.
The Lone Star Chapter invites Houstonians to walk for a cure with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. The event includes one mile and 5K routes and will feature entertainment, refreshments and lunch provided by Hasta La Pasta. A Dog Walk has been added to the repertoire for this year’s downtown event, and walkers are encouraged to bring their pooches for some four-legged fun.
Last year’s Lone Star Chapter walks raised more than $1 million to support research, services and programs for the Lone Star Chapter. Visit www.walkmstexas.org to register for the walk, support a walker, or volunteer. There is a no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however the average walker raises $225. Registration is available through 8 a.m. the day of the event.
WHEN & WHERE
Sun., Sept. 28, 2008
Walk MS: Downtown Houston
Sam Houston Park (One mile and 5K options)
1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002
Registration begins at 7 a.m.; Walk begins at 8 a.m.
Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS
affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS and are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. The Lone Star Chapter serves an estimated 20,000 individuals and their families affected by multiple sclerosis in 174 Texas counties. The Lone Star Chapter has offices in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at www.JointheMovementLoneStar.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.
4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary located on the western edge of Memorial Park.
The Arboretum is a dog-friendly park. Pets are permitted only if they remain on the leash and trails during their visit (as required by City Ordinance). This is as much for the safety of the pet as for the protection of the wildlife.
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