Jun 20th

Dog Parks and Dog beaches in Florida

By Stewart (Pooch Dates Top Dog)

Florida Dog Parks

Sorted by city then park name

St. Johns County Paw Park Park
City:
Augustine, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Sunrise - Sunset
Location: Within Treaty Park; from I-95, exit 94 North to Wildwood Drive, located between SR 207 and Federal Hwy 1
Features: Fenced, tables, trees, parking, restrooms, poopbags, trashcans, water source, picnic tables, agility equipment, separate small dog area.


Dog Beach
City:
Bonita Springs, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Dawn - dusk
Location: New Pass of Bonita Beach Blvd.
Features: Basically a sandbar surrounded by shallow water where dogs can swim and run off-leash safely; sanctioned by the city. NOTE- we have had a report that leash laws are now enforced and that fines will be given for off-leash dogs.


Happy Tails Canine Park
City:
Bradenton, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.manateechamber.com/parks.asp
Hours: Dawn - Dusk
Location: 51st Street West at G.T. Bray Park
Features: One of the county’s largest public properties, this 140-acre sporting complex features jogging and bike paths, a tennis complex, various athletic fields and a swimming pool. There’s also a gymnasium complete with programs for all ages, two full-size golf courses and two gulf-side beaches staffed with lifeguards.


Dr. Paul’s Pet Care Center Dog Park
City:
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Phone:
Website: http://toppetcare.com/
Hours: Dawn - 9:30 pm
Location: 2915 Sportsplex Drive,
Features: Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center Dog Park provides a unique recreation area for dogs and their families. Equipped with agility equipment, an open field, and water stations, the park provides a place for dogs to frolic off leash with their owners.


Pooch Pines Dog Park at Okeeheelee Park
City:
Delray, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/specfac/dog_park/index.htm
Hours: Dawn - dusk
Location: 7715 Forest Hill Blvd.
Features: Fenced, 5 acres, paved pathways, shaded sitting areas, disposal bag dispensers and receptacles, trash cans, restrooms and parking nearby, separate areas for large and small dogs, canine drinking stations, dog washing area.


The Dog Park in Lake Ida Park
City:
Delray, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/specfac/dog_park/index.htm
Hours: Sunrise - sunset
Location: 2929 Lake Ida Rd.
Features: 2.5 acres, (2) fenced-in areas: one for small dogs and one for large dogs, (2) canine drinking stations, (1) dog washing area, (8) shaded sitting areas, paved pathway, dispensers and receptacles for dog waste bags, restrooms and parking areas located nearby, information kiosk.


Bark Park at Snyder Park
City:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone:
Website: http://ci.fort-lauderdale.fl.us/cityparks/snyder/barkpark
Hours: 7 an - 7:30 pm
Location: 3299 S.W. 4th Ave.
Features: Fenced, two open-air pavilions, benches, disposal bags, trash cans, parking, restrooms, water, separate area for small dogs, two hose stations, drinking fountains, agility equipment, small nature area with more than 20 labeled native trees. Freshwater dog swim Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5, first weekend in Mar.-first Sun. in Dec.; fee $1.


Dog Beach
City:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: 3pm - 6pm Sat & Sun only
Location: A stretch of ocean beach, beginning at Sunrise and A1A
Features: A stretch of ocean beach, beginning at Sunrise and A1A, has been designated the 'dog beach' in Fort Lauderdale. A permit is required to use this beach and you must have it with you (fee is $5.30 per visit or $15 + tax for a year). I do not believe any provisions have been made to provide special permits for tourists . It is best to check with the city before you bring your dog here.


Hugh Taylor Birch Park
City:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours:
Location: On Sunrise
Features:


Dog Wood Off-Leash Park
City:
Gainesville, FL
Phone: 352-335-1919
Website: http://dogwoodpark.com
Hours: Sat.-Sun. noon-5
Location: 5505 S.W. Archer Rd.
Features: Six-foot fence, 15 acres, double-gated entry and exit, jogging trail, hammocks, gazebo, picnic tables, lounge chairs, swinging and regular benches, multiple clean-up stations with disposal bags, indoor restrooms, free bottled water, soft drinks for sale, two large swimming ponds for dogs, wading pools, dog shower, agility course, sunny and shady areas for small dogs, park-provided tennis balls. Park also offers a do-it-yourself dog wash, a doggie boutique, dog day care, a dog photography studio and agility and obedience training.
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Gainesville DogWood Park
City:
Gainesville, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 5pm
Location: 5505 SW Archer Road
Features: 15 acres, completely fenced with 6-foot high chain link fence, all entrances and exits are double-gated. The park has a jogging trail, hammocks, picnic tables, lounge chairs, swinging benches, regular benches, two huge dog swimming ponds, kiddie pools, a fountain, a gazebo, an agility course, a sunny small dog area, a shady small dog area, a dog shower, indoor restrooms, soft drinks for sale, free bottled water, agility-type obstacles in the main park, park-provided tennis balls, multiple poop clean-up stations with bags and scoopers provided. DogWood Park is park of Dog Central Station which includes a do-it-yourself dog wash (The Dog Wash), a doggie boutique (The Spot Shop), dog day care, agility training, and obedience training.

Fees:
$5 for the first dog, $2 for each additional dog, and $1.50 for each person.
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Jupiter Beach
City:
Jupiter, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Sunrise - sunset
Location:
Features: Benches, handicap access, poopbags,parking, restrooms, trash, shelter.
comments = a nice area to meet and play with other dogs.
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Higgs Beach Dog Park
City:
Key West, FL 33040
Phone:
Website: http://www.keywestdogpark.org/
Hours: 6am to 11pm daily
Location: Corner of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard
Features: social spot for dogs in Key West -- actually, two spots: We've got one for dogs weighing 25lbs or less, and another, larger area (where you'll usually find me) for dogs of all sizes. Bring along your owner and let's have fun!"


Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (or PEAR Park)
City:
Leesburg, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/parks/
Hours:
Location: 5336 University Ave.
Features:


Dog Chow Dog Park at Kennedy Park
City:
Miami, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Sunrise - sunset
Location: 2400 South Bayshore Drive (in Coconut Grove)
Features: Fenced, benches, handicap access, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trashcans.
Comments = lots of trees and places for pooches to sniff and explore; a separate fenced area for small dogs to run.


Rover Run
City:
Naples, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Dawn - dusk
Location: 1900 Immokalee Road
Features: Fenced, benches, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, water, trashcans.
Comments = lots of trees and places for pooches to sniff and explore; a separate fenced area for small dogs to run.


Paw Park of Historic Sanford
City:
Orlando, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: 7:30am to 7:30pm daily
Location: 427 French Ave(US Hwy 17-92)
Features: Fenced, Double Gated Entrance, Benches, Tables, Self Watering Bowls, Dog Showers, Small Dog Area, Poopbag Dispensers, Parking, Handicap Access, Community Bulletin Board, Nicely Shaded with Mature Oak Trees, Located 20 Min North of Downtown Orlando, Easy Access from I-4.


HAPPY TAILS DOG PARK AT SEMINOLE PARK
City:
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone: 954-452-2510
Website: http://www.plantation.org/parks/City-Parks/happy-tails-dog-park.html
Hours: 7 am - Dusk
Location: 6600 SW 16th Street
Features: Happy Tails Park is a great new place to walk your dog and meet friends. Located at Seminole Park in the City of Plantation, the park provides five acres dedicated to man's best friend.

The park is home to the Plantation Canine Unit and features three distinct activity areas: a leash free run and fun area for large dogs, an exercise area ideal for agility training and an area for smaller dogs (twenty-five pounds or less).

The park features ample parking, restroom facilities and pavilions and is open to the public from 7:00 a.m. until dusk, seven days a week. Holiday hours will vary.


Paw Park of Historic Sanford
City:
Sanford, FL
Phone: 407-330-5688
Website: http://www.pawparksanford.org
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: 427 S. French Avenue
Features: Fenced, double-gated entry, shaded with mature oak trees, historic lighting, paved walkway, benches, tables, disposal bag dispensers, parking, self-watering bowls, water misting station, dog showers, separate area for small dogs, community bulletin board. Access for the disabled.


Bark Park Inc.
City:
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Phone: 850-267-3936
Website: http://www.barkparkinc.org
Hours:
Location: 342 d J D Miller Rd
Features: 2 acre off leash dog park in Walton County.

Fees:
Memberships $20.00 per year. Bark Park Training Academy. Sponsored by Pet Butler, America's Pet Waste Cleanup Service.


17th Street Park & Paw Park
City:
Sarasota, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.scgov.net
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk
Location: 4570 17th St.
Features: Six-foot fence, 6 acres, lighted, double-gated entry, trees, benches, tables, disposal bags, trash cans, parking, restrooms, water, dog shower, separate area for small dogs, community bulletin board.
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Lakeview Park
City:
Sarasota, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.scgov.net
Hours: Dawn - Midnight
Location: 7150 Lago St.
Features: Six-foot fence, double-gated entry, many trees, benches, tables, disposal bags, trash cans, parking, restrooms, water, dog shower, separate area for small dogs, community bulletin board. Access for the disabled.
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Satellite Beach Dog Park
City:
Satellite Beach, FL
Phone: 321-777-8004
Website: http://www.satellitebeach.org/RCdogPrk.htm
Hours: 8am - 8pm
Location: Located at the Satellite Beach Sports &
Recreation Park (west of the Satellite Beach Library)
Features: 6' perimeter fence (1.5 acres), Double-gated security entrance area, Separate fenced small-dog area, Tables and benches under shade trees, Memorial brick path, Dog-wash and drinking water areas, Dog toys, playground equipment, fire hydrants! Waste disposal stations throughout, Next to natural habitat area, Located at Satellite Beach Sports & Recreation Park next to public library, Parking and restrooms nearby.

Fees:
$2 for up to 2 people with 3 dogs

$3 for more than 2 people or more than 3 dogs

Annual Memberships

Individual (human) $150
($100 if all dogs are spayed/neutered)

Family (human) $200
($150 if all dogs are spayed/neutered)
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Ft. DeSoto County Park
City:
St. Petersburg, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours:
Location: Pinellas Bayway
Features: Benches, tables, trees,parking, phones, restrooms, water, trash
comments = A portion of the beach is designated for dogs. A very scenic park with lots of things to do.
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Tom Brown Park
City:
Tallahassee, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Location: Easterwood Avenue (Off of 319)
Features: Fenced, benches, poopbags, trees, parking, water, trash.
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Al Lopez Park
City:
Tampa, FL
Phone:
Website:
Hours: Dawn - dusk
Location: 4810 N. Himes Avenue
Features: Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poopbags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash cans, separate large dog and small dog areas.
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Lake Idamere Park
City:
Tavares, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/parks/
Hours:
Location: 12335 County Road 448
Features: The dog park features three separate areas; one for larger dogs, another for smaller canines and a third for future expansion of a doggie obstacle course. The fenced-in dog park also offers multiple entry gates, dog-waste stations, water stations and plenty of shade trees. The fishing pier, which overlooks the 96-acre Lake Idamere, features a 30-by-12-foot platform at the end of the pier and is constructed of low-maintenance and durable composite decking.
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Brohard Beach & Paw Park
City:
Venice, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.scgov.net
Hours: Dawn - midnight
Location: 1600 Harbor Dr. South
Features: Six-foot fence, trees, benches, tables, shelter, disposal bags, trash cans, parking, water, dog shower, separate area for small dogs, community bulletin board. Dog Beach is accessed by boardwalk from Paw Park. Dogs are permitted in a restricted area along Brohard Beach as indicated by beach signs.
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Woodmere Park & Woodmere Paw Park
City:
Venice, FL
Phone:
Website: http://www.co.sarasota.fl.us/parks/
Hours: Dawn - Dusk
Location: 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Features: Fenced, double-gated entry, trees, benches, tables, disposal bags, trash cans, parking, restrooms, water, double-gated section for small dogs near the front gate, dog shower, community bulletin board.
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