About the Dog Park

Zoom The McWilliams Dog Park offers separate play areas for small and large dogs.

The McWilliams Dog Park offers separate play areas for small and large dogs.

The McWilliams Dog Park is reopened! The space is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and closed on Monday for maintenance.

When creating our 20-year master plan for the improvement of Hermann Park, we spoke to the community to see what new things they would want in the Park, and a dog park was the most-requested new feature!

Spreading out over two acres off South MacGregor Way along Brays Bayou, out of flood zones, this thoughtfully designed dog park offers:

  • Separate areas for small and large dogs
  • Areas to play for both dogs and their owners
  • Interactive water features
  • Dog wash station
  • Plenty of natural shade
  • Dedicated surface parking
  • And much more!

Landscape architects at Lauren Griffith Associates developed the design of the dog park, creating a space as beautiful as it is fun.

McWilliams Dog Park Donors

Laura and Brad McWilliams

$100,000 - $250,000
Melbern G. and Susanne M. Glasscock Foundation
Annie and Bob Graham
The Hamill Foundation
Radoff Family

$10,000 - $50,000

Allison and Michael Casey
Mark A. Chapman Foundation
Elizabeth and Johnny Chipman
Houston Rockets
Ann Kennedy and Geoffrey Walker
Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell and Derrick Mitchell
Fan and Peter Morris
Winnie Scheuer and Kevin Bonebrake
Barbara and Louis Sklar
Doreen Stoller and Daniel J. Piette
Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron
Lucie Wray Todd

$1001 - $5,000

Marci and Mark Arnold
Taylor Brooks and Dan Kaufman
Abigail Caswell
Anne and John Clutterbuck
Julie and John Cogan
Christy and Tom Compson
Kathryn Crowder and Susan Zarate
Alex and Duncan Dickerson
Rachel and Bud Frazier
Gregg Gebetsberger
Rosalie Hitchcock
Vera and Simon Hughes
Josephine and Philip John
Carey Kirkpatrick
Cornelia C. Long
Marley Lott
Melina McCarty and John Bishop
Ann and Eddie Norwood
Susan and G. Alan Rafte
Karen and Ken Redding
Sally and Mark Sooby
Carolyn and Howard Tellepsen
Taffi Tippit-Bybee and Joe Bybee
Kim and Dan Tutcher
John E. Walsh, Jr.

$1,000 - $500
Jana and John Scott Arnoldy
Sarah and Michael Beckham
Lucia Benton
Kathryn Butcher
Anne and Albert Chao
Cathryn Taylor Chapman
Julie Cohn and John A. Connor
Kelly DeHay and Rod Danielson
Ruth and Rudi Dundas
Nanette Finger
Harriet Foster
Cece and Mack Fowler
Suzan and Julius Glickman
Pauline and John Goodgame
Janice and Barrett Green
James H. Hazen
Starlett and Ben Hollingsworth
Cecily Horton
Linda and Barry Hunsaker
The Hunsakers
Mandy and William Kao
Sara Kelly
Elizabeth and Albert Kidd
Stephanie D. Larsen
Ron Lerner
Barbara Lister and Dan McCormick
Robert J. Lorio
Reyka Lu
Nancy Manderson
Sultana and Moez Mangalji
Sheila and Tad Mayfield
Becky McGraw-Wall and Larry Wall
Mary McIntire and James Pomerantz
Susan K. Peterson
Gary Pittman
Carol and Dan Price
Laura and Michael Puzio
Stephanie Reynolds
Kevin Shanley
Sue and Randy Sim
Carol and William Simmons
Ellen Susman
Claudia and Richard Toomey
John J. Toomey
Melissa and Oliver Tuckerman
The Waters Family

$499 - $100
Anne Adams
Anonymous (3)
Nathaly Aquino and Adam Reyes
Dorothy M. Modest Ashley
Jill Barson and Jeffrey S. Gilbert
Todd Batson
John Benham and Jonathan Klein
Sharla and Richard Bigler
Cynthia Birdwell and Ian Laski
Charlotte and Al Brohi
Bullwinkel Family
David Chandler
Marilyn Chapman
John E. Chapoton Jr.
Ginger Clarkson and Mark Ryan
Steven Cowart
Jonica and Johnnie Davis
Shilpa Domalapalli
Dr. Leah Folb
Auna and Sam Freedman
Thao and John Galvan
Heather Gilligan
Bill Gilmer
Anthony Gracely
David Greiss and David Romero
The Griggs Family
Andrea and Bruce Holzband
Megan Hotze Creative
Vicki Huff and Eric Boerwinkle
Brenda Kent
Gwen Kunz
Kelly and David Leonard
Marcia Levetown and Philip Blum
Johnny Li
Steve Lukingbeal
Cristina and Morgan Lunt
Jennifer B. Meeks
Michelle Miller and Cliff Shedd
Bella and Savanna Moore
Kelley Moore
Sydni and Ryan Mossman
Sean Murphy-Moreno and Hector Moreno
Alice and Dennis O'Brien
Sheila O. and O. Keith Owen
Dianne Pape
Deb Parks and Mark Bouzek
Katie Penca
Catherine Rieser and John May
Angel Rua
Frank Barlow Rynd
Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber
Kimberly Shoaf-Joseph
Liyue Sigle
Christine and Michael Sigman
Rigby Stinson-Carroll
Nancy and Mark Sullivan
Thrive Mortgage
Titan Management
Tiphanie Vogel
Liz Wang
Kerry Ward and William Sager
Phyllis and Cornell Williams
Wendy Wilson-Wills
Sanghee Yoo

Donors as of October 2, 2023.


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    Early site plan of the McWilliams Dog Park (not final design).

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    Aerial view of the future site of the McWilliams Dog Park.

The McWilliams Dog Park is located along Brays Bayou, near the intersection of MacGregor Way and Cambridge Street. The dog park spreads across more than two acres of land.