Congressman Bill Archer Park: Houston Dog Park Heaven!

Updated on April 4, 2020
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Congressman Bill Archer Park
Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

Congressman Bill Archer Park

Grab your leashes, load up your canine friends, and head on over to Congressman Bill Archer Park for some fabulous off-leash fun for small as well as large dogs. There is also a small skate park located in this locale.

The address is 3201 State Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77062. Bear Creek Park is across the street for those familiar with this area.

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Congressman Bill Archer Park
Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Congressman Bill Archer Park
Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

Small Dog Section

This dog park has a three-acre section suitable for those canines 20 pounds and less. We used to take my mother’s Pomeranian named Skippy there on occasion. He was never interested in playing with the other dogs. Still, He seemed to have fun running around the 0.29 mile crushed gravel track once before approaching the double-gated entrance. Our guy was always happy to return to his air-conditioned home to resume his place on a sofa or other favored locale. At least he got a little off-leash exercise.

Skippy was not interested in dipping his toes into the pool, but other dogs, both small and large, certainly do.

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Skippy in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Skippy in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Skippy in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Skippy in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Skippy in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Skippy in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

Having Fun in The Park

My husband and I recently visited this dog park. One couple in the small dog section repeatedly threw a ball into the water, and their pup retrieved it over and over again. It was having fun, and their owners had broad smiles on their faces as did we in watching it. I captured quite a few pictures of that particular dog, which I will share with you right here.

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I got the ball!
I got the ball! | Source
Dog swimming while retrieving a ball in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Dog swimming while retrieving a ball in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
A determined look on that dog’s face!
A determined look on that dog’s face! | Source
Mission accomplished! I got that ball out of the water in Congressman Bill Archer Park.
Mission accomplished! I got that ball out of the water in Congressman Bill Archer Park. | Source
Small dog section in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Small dog section in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

Large Dog Section

The trail length in the 14 acres of the large dog section is 0.81 miles (4,274 feet). There are many established shade trees. Open grassy areas also provide play spaces for the free-running canines.

Also installed are several shade structures in both areas of the park. Those shaded areas with seating under them come in very handy on hot sunny days. Benches in other parts of the fenced-in areas provide accommodations for people who wish to watch their dogs running and playing.

Outside of the fenced area near the restrooms is a swing that has a dedication plaque. It reads as follows: “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.” In Memory of Heidi – lover of life, family, friends, dogs, and Cubs!!

The pool in the small, as well as large dog sections, are bone-shaped, much like a Milk-Bone.

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Dogs running freely in open grassy areas in Congressman Bill Archer ParkShaded seating areas in Congressman Bill Archer ParkShaded seating areas in Congressman Bill Archer ParkBone-shaped pond in the small dog section of Congressman Bill Archer Park
Dogs running freely in open grassy areas in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Dogs running freely in open grassy areas in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Shaded seating areas in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Shaded seating areas in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Shaded seating areas in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Shaded seating areas in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Bone-shaped pond in the small dog section of Congressman Bill Archer Park
Bone-shaped pond in the small dog section of Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

Other Amenities

Both parts have dog agility equipment. Not many were in use on the day of our last visit because of recent rains. Dogs who love water saw action in many parts of the park, including outside of the cement ponds. It was a delight watching them splashing about and having fun.

Numerous trash receptacles, dog waste bag dispensers, fountains for people as well as their pups, and even fire hydrants dot the landscape. In our experience, people are conscientious about picking up after their pets, which is a good thing for everyone visiting this dog park.

A substantial paved parking lot accommodates many vehicles. A dog showering area is also on-site.

Total Control K9 College holds dog training obedience classes in Congressman Bill Archer Park according to what I have read. Look under the sources below to learn more about that training method and to find classes near you.

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A cutely decorated fire hydrant in Congressman Bill Archer ParkHaving fun in Congressman Bill Archer ParkDog agility course in both sections of Congressman Bill Archer ParkWater fountains for people and their pets in Congressman Bill Archer ParkDog Showers provided in Congressman Bill Archer ParkHaving fun in Congressman Bill Archer Park
A cutely decorated fire hydrant in Congressman Bill Archer Park
A cutely decorated fire hydrant in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Having fun in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Having fun in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Dog agility course in both sections of Congressman Bill Archer Park
Dog agility course in both sections of Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Water fountains for people and their pets in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Water fountains for people and their pets in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Dog Showers provided in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Dog Showers provided in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Having fun in Congressman Bill Archer Park
Having fun in Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

Congressman Bill Archer

Those of us who live in the 7th Congressional District of Texas know Bill Archer well. He represented that district as a conservative Republican in the House of Representatives for 30 years, retiring in the year 2000. Having a park named after him honors his long-time service to our country.

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Visiting Congressman Bill Archer Park after a rainy day.
Visiting Congressman Bill Archer Park after a rainy day. | Source
Congressman Bill Archer Park
Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Visiting Congressman Bill Archer Park after a rainy day.
Visiting Congressman Bill Archer Park after a rainy day. | Source
Congressman Bill Archer Park
Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Visiting Congressman Bill Archer Park after a rainy day.
Visiting Congressman Bill Archer Park after a rainy day. | Source
Congressman Bill Archer Park
Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Park sign
Park sign | Source

Skate Park in Congressman Bill Archer Park

The small skate park adjacent to the dog park is free to use but unsupervised. Skating there is at your own risk. Skaters are supposed to wear protective helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads according to a posted sign. Although nowhere the size and scope of the Jamail Skatepark near downtown Houston, the kids using the facility in Bill Archer Park appeared to be having fun on the day of our visit.

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Skate Park Portion of Congressman Bill Archer Park
Skate Park Portion of Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source
Skate Park Portion of Congressman Bill Archer Park
Skate Park Portion of Congressman Bill Archer Park | Source

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        3 days ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Adrienne,

        Most of the dog parks in the Houston area that are newer, unless they are tiny portions of other parks, have pools for the dogs. Also, most have small and big dog sections. Houstonians love their dogs, and the parks reflect that.

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        Adrienne Farricelli 

        3 days ago

        This dog park in Houston sounds very nice! I like that there are areas dedicated for small dogs and big dogs. The pool seems like an awesome idea, especially in the 'dog days' of summer. Nice to hear Houston has such a great park for dogs and their owners.

      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Pamela,

        It is nice when dogs can have the freedom to run in safe places. We have had and loved both cats and dogs.

      • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Liz,

        Just about all of the dog parks we have seen are separated into the small and large dog sections.

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        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi FlourishAnyway,

        You are correct. It is fun watching dogs play even if you do not have a dog. Our Skippy is no longer with us. I like to think of him playing in heaven along with my mother who first had him.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        7 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        Peggy, I haven't had a dog in a long time, just a cat in recent years. I think there are areas on the beach where dogs are allowed and also a park. That's all I know about.

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        Liz Westwood 

        7 weeks ago from UK

        I have occasionally come across dog agility courses in UK parks, but never a park that caters as well for dogs as this one. I thought having a small dog area was a good idea.

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        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Skippy is no longer with us, but he was such a sweetie. We have quite a few dog parks in the Houston metro area. Do you not have them where you live in Florida?

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        Peggy Woods 

        7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Diana,

        We have some really good dog parks in the Houston area. This dog park is the nearest one to where we live.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        7 weeks ago from USA

        I don’t have a dog but they are having so much fun they’d be fun to watch. Skippy’s a cutie.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        7 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        A park to take your dog is so unique and I love all of your pictures. Skippy is an adorable dog. This park is really a nice place and what an honor for Bill Archer aned his family. This is another nice park in Houston.

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        Diana Carol Abrahamson 

        7 weeks ago from Somerset West

        Amazing fun facility for dogs of all sizes. Lovely photos of the spacious grounds and water features.

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