Balcones District Park for a Playdate (North)

This is a nice little Park tucked away off Parmer Lane.

Covers 51.00 acres
Multipurpose Fields - 1
Natural Swimming Areas - 1
Picnic Tables - 19
Trail Miles - 1.2


You'll generally find plenty of folks at the picnic areas, ball fields, and tennis courts, but not many people know about the peaceful trails along Walnut Creek at the back of the park.

MEET AT THE BASKETBALL COURTS!

 

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!! A & M has gracelessly donated the surgery. because he is a service dog. Rocky is in Recovery and will either come home today or tomorrow. We are now Aggie Fans!!!!!
    never followed a college before but we are now. I will watch every sprots game from here on out.

    We are still raising funds for the post care and bills. We are planing on having a big yard sale. I have been contacting every business and dog organization not just for funds but logo items can be used for the yard sale and raffles.

    Well back to the computer and phones. Thank you so much, You can not know how much we appreciate this there are no words, only tears of joy for the Kindness of strangers.. Jewl

    2 · August 21, 2013

    • Helen I.

      THat's WONDERFUL news!!! I'm so happy for you!!! My son wants to go to A&M to be a vet, so this news just makes their school that much more desirable for us! Let me know when you do your garage sale and I will try to help out. Keep us updated!

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • Barbara

      So wonderful!

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all so much, The front office here at the complex has agreed to fax as much as I need to places that might have a grant to help pay for this. If I could just get the fifteen hundred we can fiance the rest. Not that we can afford that either but he is worth it. Again Thank You ALL.

    2 · August 19, 2013

    • Terri A.

      Jewl, I truly hope everything works out for you and Rocky! Praying for Rocky to get through this. Also, would like all to post your findings of Pet Assistance on our Discussion Board to share with others that may have a need in the future. Thanks All for supporting a member of our Group! What a great bunch of folks you all are! :)

      August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jewl Sauslgiver Wall is my FB. Trust me I am the only one out there. [masked] or [masked]

    August 19, 2013

    • Jay S.

      Accept my friend request on fb so I can forward these links.

      August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Done thank you

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I AM NOT Asking for money but wanted to share this link with you. You can do an online fund raising for any reason. Here is Rocky's. http://www.gofundme.com/3zn60k

    August 19, 2013

  • Jay S.

    Jewl,
    Are you on Facebook? I asked a friend for some references for rocky and she gave me a bunch. If you have a fb account, please give me your name for it. If not, do you mind sharing a email I can forward this info to?

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone know a dog organization that would help pay for an emergency surgery??? Four thousand half up front for a pace maker???

    Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rocky is not doing well. The medication they gave him Friday cleared up the vomiting and diarrhea . Ran to the ER Vet last night after he had three seizures and they sent us to Texas A&M Cardiologist and test showed he has an enlarged heart and it is not firing the way it should. As of right now we do not know why we are waiting on test results and he is on bed rest. Not hard as he keeps taking himself to his bed with out us asking. Never seen him stay this inactive for this long. Always a ball in his mouth. Thanks for the prayers.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rocky need prayers. He was rushed to vet yesterday and than to the hospital. Vomiting and bloody poop. Red blood cells are high and platelets are low. Had an EKG and show his heart not working right. Hospital said it is enlarged. Did a bunch of blood work and sending some out to test for Lime disease as well as other things. He came home today and Monday we have a vet appointment to see how things are.

    Thanks,

    Jewl

    August 17, 2013

    • Helen I.

      I left a message on your phone Jewl. Sending you and Rocky prayers for a speedy recovery! Keep him well hydrated. Please keep us posted.

      August 17, 2013

    • Penny

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and Rocky. I hope he gets well soon!

      August 18, 2013

  • Jay S.

    Hope he's going to be okay. He's a very sweet guy.

    August 17, 2013

  • Cory

    I'm sorry to hear this Jewl. Please keep us posted.

    August 17, 2013

  • Cory

    The meet-up was well organized and thought out. Kudos to Terri for her organizational skills and choice of location.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Jennifer

    That was a great meetup! The trail was really nice and my dogs are definitely pooped!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Great meet! The dogs are officially pooped!

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a wonderful time. Rocky came home and took a quick bath and he is one pooped pup. He put a Do not disturb sign on his tail. Thanks for the great walk, nice meeting you and your well behaved dogs. Can not wait until the next time.

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great place to run the dogs. There is a little pond fed by a steam that keep water in it.

    August 11, 2013

  • Penny

    That was a fun meetup, and Silver and I will be going back to that trail! It was great meeting everyone, and we're looking forward to the next one!

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Sabrina

    That was fun! Loved the trail! Thanks for a successful meetup!

    August 11, 2013

    • Shari

      I did not make it either. Deuce and I will go when its cooler this evening :)

      August 11, 2013

  • Jay S.

    It was a great morning and everybody was very well behaved. Thanks for getting us together Terri.

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Levon B.

    Was planning to make it, but a 2 1/2 hr hike turned into 4hrs and tired pups. Hope yall enjoy

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Briana E.

    Wasn't able to make it this morning unfortunately! :<

    August 11, 2013

  • Terri A.

    If you are lost, you can call me at[masked]

    August 11, 2013

  • Sabrina

    Im a single parent and have my daughter all the time. Can she come walk with us? She is used to dogs...

    August 10, 2013

    • Terri A.

      Sure, no problem. As long as she is used to all kinds of dogs, both big and small!

      August 11, 2013

  • karen

    Will be going to church.

    August 10, 2013

  • Casey

    Does anyone have a husky?

    August 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      German Sheppard 88 pounds

      August 10, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Had two in Colorado..but they stayed behind with my ex.

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are meeting at the basketball courts, I forgot to ask how far a walk we are taking??? I am disabled and it maybe to much for me, hopefully not.

    August 7, 2013

    • Terri A.

      The trail is 1.2 miles according the website for Balcones District Park.

      August 8, 2013

    • Jennifer

      It's a bit of a walk to get down to the creek but you can let your dog meet up with everyone and go as far as you're comfortable. I'm not sure but think everyone would like to take the easiest way down to the creek?

      August 10, 2013

  • Barbara

    Will there be any smallish dogs there? My girl is about 16 lbs. She is very friendly with all breeds and sizes, but still curious.

    August 10, 2013

  • Sylvie

    Junior Skiffle would love to come! I have been on meet-up for years and in many groups, but I've only made 1 or 2 actual meetings! UGH! My little dog hopes to change that!

    He's a 7-month old puppy, who LOVES dogs & people!

    August 10, 2013

  • Briana E.

    My Yes is tentative because my schedule is as well, but hopefully I'll be there with my little girl Olive!
    (Boston Terrier, ~20 pounds, friendliest little nugget around.)

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Today????? I'm only bringing Kaji today.

    August 10, 2013

    • Helen I.

      Lol! Yes, I realized it was tomorrow. Of course, that was after I got there and saw no one else was there. That's what I get for sleeping in. We had a nice walk by ourselves. :)

      August 10, 2013

  • Helen I.

    I'm only bringing Kaji today. Taisho and my mom are at their home relaxing today. :)

    August 10, 2013

  • Leelee H.

    It looks like I might not be able to make it. I have to work : (

    August 8, 2013

  • Andres M.

    Although I live less than 4 miles away, I won't be able to make it. I don't have reliable transportation at the moment

    August 8, 2013

  • rebecca

    Hi everyone. My kids are leaving back to Florida on Sunday, I would love to try to make this meeting!!

    July 25, 2013

    • Terri A.

      Hi Rebecca! Try and come, we'd love to have you!

      August 8, 2013

    • Terri A.

      Call if you are late and I will tell you where in the park we are: [masked]

      August 8, 2013

  • Terri A.

    Hello Everyone! I will give my cell phone for anyone who may be lost or late in arriving. There have been instances where people can't find the place or are late and miss the outing. Here is my Cell: [masked]

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there swimming at this meet up? Balcones District Park

    August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jennifer, Thanks, We would love to see what Rocky does in water.

      1 · August 7, 2013

    • Jennifer

      My GSD Laurel liked water up to her chest..until she learned to swim. And now I couldn't keep her out of water if I tried..she'll swim to fetch alllll day long.

      August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot make it.

    August 7, 2013

  • Sally H.

    Is this an off leash park or will we just be doing a group "walk/hike"?

    July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I walk there often; the trails do not appear to be an on leash area as I have never seen a dog leashed.

      July 24, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Technically it is not an off leash park but I've lived in this area almost a year, walk Laurel there a lot and like Chris see a lt of other dogs off leash. I keep Laurel on leash until we get away from the parking lot if there are a lt of people at the pool/playground areas..depending which way I go. Lots of different trail options down to the creek, I really like this park.

      August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My yes is a maybe. Because we have to run some errands in the morning I am not sure if we can make it on time or not so I might change my reservation last minute.

    August 5, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Bringing my two pups

    August 3, 2013

32 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy