Dog Friendly Parks The Woodlands

There are six dog parks in The Woodlands where your dog(s) can enjoy a
leash-free, tail-wagging good time in the safety of specifically-fenced areas.

There are six Dog Friendly Parks in The Woodlands each with their own unique aspects. Bear Branch has two separate areas for small and large dogs. Cattail Dog Park has a large area with a doggie splash pad, with a small dog area next door. Harper’s Landing Dog Park in College Park is a simple, grassy play area. Tamarac Dog Park is a medium sized area with a lot of trees, and little to no grass. Terramont Dog Park also features two separate dog areas, one for larger dogs and the other for smaller dogs. Below is a list of Dog Parks in The Woodlands, also known as “Bark Parks.” These parks are specially designated and fenced in areas for Man’s Best Friend to run free and socialize with other canines. Most dog parks including water sources, an several contain separate areas for big dogs and smaller dogs. Dog Park Rules, and additional details about each Woodlands Dog Park can be found below. There are plenty of dog parks in The Woodlands where your dog(s) can go leash-free and have a tail-wagging good time in the safety of fenced areas.

Bear Branch Dog Park The Woodlands Texas

Bear Branch Dog Park

Bear Branch Dog Park has two sections, one for larger dogs and another for smaller dogs. The large dog area has a pavilion with benches, and dog play amenities. Among the several trees is a bark mulch composite ground cover. Water is available.

Cattail Dog Park The Woodlands Texas

Cattail Dog Park

Cattail Dog Park is approximately one acre in size. It is separated into a large dog section and a small dog section.
1.23 acres (big dogs) - .13 acres (small dogs) - 1.36 acres total
Cattail Park is undergoing a rebuild through the last week of April, 2024.

College Park Dog Park The Woodlands Texas

Harper's Landing Dog Park

Harper's Landing Dog Friendly area is spacious at more than an acre in size and very well shaded with large, mature trees. The entire area is covered in mulch as opposed to grass or exposed earth. There are several benches and a water source.

Fleming Dog Park The Woodlands Texas

Fleming Dog Park

The Rob Fleming dog park is located at 6535 Creekside Forest Drive, adjacent to the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center. There are several benches and a water source.

Tamarac Dog Park The Woodlands Texas

Tamarac Dog Park

Tamarac Park's Dog Friendly area is the newest dog park. It is spacious at more than an acre in size and very well shaded with large, mature trees. The entire area is covered in mulch as opposed to grass or exposed earth. There are several benches and a water source.

Terramont Dog Park The Woodlands Texas

Terramont Dog Park

Terramont Park is tailor-made for the little dogs. Terramont Park is diverse in it's offerings for recreation, leaving only a small area available for dogs. This is perfect, however, for the multitude of Yorkies, Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus in the area.

Dog Tag The Woodlands Dog Parks

General Canine Control Information

Per Parks Department Rules dogs 25 pounds and under qualifies as small. Dog Park Hours are from Dawn to Dusk daily. Patrons will use the Dog Parks at their own risk. The Woodlands is not an incorporated city so it cannot pass laws or ordinances of its own. Montgomery County has an ordinance that requires animals to be vaccinated, leashed and controlled, etc. The ordinance is enforced through the Montgomery County Health Department, Animal Control Division.
If a dog or cat is running loose or becoming a nuisance, Montgomery Animal Control can provide you with specific information regarding their services. The Woodlands Development Standards (or Deed Restrictions) address certain aspects of pet ownership as well. Contact the Residential Design Review Committees for a Standards booklet at Call them at 281 210-3973.

The Woodlands Dog Park Rules

  • Park Hours are from dawn to dusk daily.
  • Patrons will use the park at their own risk.
  • No other animals may be brought into the fenced area.
  • Children under 9 are not permitted in the park. It is strongly urged that young children not be brought to the dog park for their own safety.
  • All dogs must be leashed when entering and leaving the Park.
  • All dogs must have current vaccinations and should be healthy and free from contagious disease and parasites.
  • Never leave dogs unattended.
  • Dogs must be in view of and within voice control of their owner/handler at all times.
  • Pinch, choker chains and spiked collars must be removed from dogs prior to entering the dog park.
  • Dog’s owner/handler must carry a leash with them at all times while in the park.
  • Dog’s owner/handler are responsible for picking up and disposing of all of their dog’s waste.
  • Dogs in heat are prohibited.
  • Dogs showing any signs of aggression must be leashed and immediately removed from the park.
  • Dogs under 4 months of age are prohibited.
  • All dogs must be under the control of an adult, and there is a limit of 2 dogs per adult in the park at any time.
  • While small, bite-sized training treats are permitted, glass containers, food in bowls, long lasting chews and human food are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or any motorized vehicles.
  • Owners/handlers must stop their dogs from digging and are responsible for filling any holes their dog creates.

Top Five Reasons
to Clean Up After Your Dog

Each dog’s owner/handler is responsible for picking up and disposing of their dog’s waste. This will help keep the park environment clean so that dogs, children and adults are happy and healthy. Pet waste left behind can transmit harmful diseases to other pets and children. Be sure to look for the “Dogipot,” located at every dog park, as well as other parks and public gathering locations. The Dogipots provide courtesy litter bags to encourage dog owners to contribute in keeping The Woodlands Parks clean.

  1. It’s a common courtesy. Only irresponsible dog owners leave their dog’s waste for others to look at, step in or clean up. In addition to creating a foul odor, leaving your dog’s poop encourages other dogs to mark that spot.
  2. Dog waste is unhealthy. Pet waste carries disease-causing organisms such as Giardia and Salmonella which can make water unsafe for drinking or swimming; one gram of dog feces contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria.
  3. Dog waste biodegrades slowly. Biodegradation process is very slow especially in places where dog population is high. Poop can accumulate faster than it breaks down. During summer months, dog waste can become especially smelly, and that is annoying to everyone.
  4. Dog waste makes dog owners look bad. Dog poop is one of reasons for negative opinions of dogs. Not picking up after your dog tops the list of complaints about dogs.
  5. Your actions set example for others. Teach children how to properly clean up after a pet. Tell friends and neighbors about the ill effects of animal waste on the environment. Encourage them to clean up after pets.

The public parks in The Woodlands are maintained and regulated by
The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Dept.

Reminder: Dogs’ owners/handlers are responsible for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times. 

Dog Parks in The Woodlands Texas

What other parks are in The Woodlands?

  • Wheel Friendly Parks – As the name implies, these parks cater to bicycles, skates and skateboards/
  • Neighborhood Parks – Each of the villages have a variety of parks, for kids of all ages and play-types.
  • Sports Parks – These large, open-area parks are built for assorted sports and entertainment.
  • Dog Friendly Parks – Six parks with dog-friendly areas are located in The Woodlands

A not so recent count of public amenities in The Woodlands…

  • 220 miles hike/bike pathways
  • 70 Lakes & Ponds
  • 68 Pavilions
  • 43 Sports Fields
  • 37 Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • 220 miles streetscapes
  • 90 Playgrounds
  • 80 Tennis Courts
  • 14 Community Swimming Pools
  • 05 Spraygrounds
  • 06 Dog Friendly Parks
Sculpture Art

The Woodlands is home to one of the largest collections of public art in the State of Texas. From mosaics and sculptures to a growing collection of art benches, there are many pieces to view, and enjoy. Make plans to visit the various mosaics, sculptures and a collection of art-benches, to view, enjoy, and of course, have a sit and a selfie!

Public Art Benches

The Woodlands Public Art Bench Project allowed local, national, and international artists to add their own flare to Town Center by contributing a custom built bench. The Woodlands Art Council oversees the benches up to installation prior to handing them off to the The Woodlands Township for the foreseeable future of said benches.

Free Live Music Events

The Woodlands Pavilion isn’t the only place to see, hear, and feel live music and get in some good people-watching. There are several venues for live music in the area including free events across The Woodlands, at Northshore Park, Waterway Square, and Hughes Landing to name a few. Dosey Doe Coffee Shop offers dining and live music acts featuring some bands you may recognize from years past. And of course, there is the ever popular ‘dinner and a movie’ plan offering multiple dining options along with Cineopolis at Creekside, the Cinemark The Woodlands XD Theater in The Woodlands Town Center.

Live Seasonal Music Events @ Waterway Square Park

Waterway Square Bandstand

Free Live Music
Waterway Square

Northshore Park Seasonal Concert Series Panther Creek Village

Concert at Northshore Park

Free Live Music
Seasonal Events

Rock the Row (seasonal) Live Music events at Hughes Landing outdoor stage

Rock the Row

Seasonal Live Music
Hughes Landing

Live Music at Central Park in Market Street

Central Park

Central Park
Market Street

Park Facility Reservations

Permits are required to reserve a public-park-pavilion in any park facility in The Woodlands-Township-Facility reservation requests can be made online. 

Availability is subject to change without notice and is entirely beyond the control of TheWoodlands.Guide