Dog Parks – Kitty Hollow Park

I always get a little excited when I plan a trip to a dog park with the boys.  Doing something on a weekend morning is a frequent enough occurrence that Enzo is excited any morning that we sleep in.  He wakes up instantly energized (okay, this isn’t atypical for him) and I can barely get him to go on his morning party break outside.  Then, panting incessantly, he paces in the living room, staring at the closet door (where their harnesses are kept) until I oblige him.  Masi always enjoys himself but he doesn’t near have the anticipatory reflexes that Enzo has.

Location: Kitty Hollow Park is located in Fort Bend County.

Here is the Google Map Link. The easiest way to get to the dog park is to take Kitty Hollow Park Drive.  It’s an obvious entrance into a park and should be easy to find.

Entrance: There is a double-gated entry system, which is my fav.  for safety reasons.  There is not a separate entrance/exit.  This did seem to make a little difference as dogs were trying to come and go.

Entrance

Entrance

Amenities: Adequate parking, lovely surrounding area, pavilion for shade (could use more of these), benches/tables, walking path (unpaved), waste disposal stations, agility equipment, small dog section, dog bathing station, pond

 

Agility equipment.

Agility equipment.

Small dog area.

Small dog area.

There are several table/bench areas.

There are several table/bench areas.

Large swimming pond.

Large swimming pond.

pond2

Dogs loved the pond.

Dogs loved the pond.

Safety: 

Escape – Fence appears in good repair.  Double gated entrance/exit system.  No separate gates for entrance/exit makes for some confusion when there are multiple visitors at once.

Equipment – Meh, agility equipment doesn’t impress me.  There is no other water source other than the swimming pond.  I don’t love when my dogs drink pond water.  With my background in veterinary medicine, I know that stagnant water can harbor intestinal parasites like Giardia.  This wasn’t stagnant water (there were a couple of spout-things that helped to keep the water moving).  You’re not going to stop a thirsty dog from drinking what’s available.  However, I would (and did) bring an outside fresh water source so they have something clean to drink.

Notes:

  • Grounds are well maintained. Fort Bend takes pride in this park and this is evident through the general park grounds as well.
  • The bathing stations are set right in front of the entrance.  Not a great location if you are trying to lead dogs in or out of the general area.
  • I couldn’t find the acreage listed for this dog park.  However, knowing what I do about Tom Bass Park, both the small and large dog parks are several acres.  It’s plenty big.
    Alligators! Haha. I didn't see any.

    Alligators! Haha. I didn’t see any.

    General park grounds.

    General park grounds.

    Nice, large, fishing pond.

    Nice, large, fishing pond.

    Outside view of dog park.

    Outside view of dog park.

    Too much excitement!

    Too much excitement!

I would recommend this dog park to anyone.

 

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