Houston Parks and Recreation Department

City of Houston Off-Leash Dog Park Rules


Dog Park Hours
Dawn to Dusk

Owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dog(s). This means owners are legally and financially responsible for their dog’s behavior. The City of Houston has no liability or responsibility for injuries in the dog park.

Limit of 2 dogs per person per visit.

Dogs must be properly licensed & vaccinated with City of Houston registration & rabies tags displayed on each dog’s collar.

Dogs must be leashed before entering & upon leaving the Park & must be leashed in the transition corridor. Owners must have a visible leash for each dog at all times.

Owners must have visible pet waste disposal materials at all times & must pick up your dog’s fecal matter & properly dispose of it in a trash receptacle.

Owners must be in verbal & sight control of their dogs at all times & prevent aggressive behavior, biting, fighting, & aggressive barking. Never leave your dog(s) unattended.

Dogs with a known history of dangerous behavior are prohibited. Immediately leash your dog(s) & leave the Dog Park if your dog behaves aggressively.

No puppies under 4 months of age are allowed in the Dog Park.

No female dogs in heat are allowed in the Dog Park.

No children age 12 or younger are allowed in the Dog Park. Children ages 13 through 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Permitted children must be supervised by the adult & behave appropriately: No running, shouting, chasing dogs, or petting other people’s dogs without the owner’s permission.

No dog or people food is allowed in the Dog Park.

No smoking in the Dog Park.

Violation of City Code results in fines & no further use of the Dog Park.