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    Dreher Park

    Canine Corner Dog Park is located in Dreher Park, across from the Palm Beach Zoo on Summitt Blvd. Go into the park to the end, then you will see paw printed fire hydrants that lead to the dog park. Offers separate areas for small and large dogs, cooling stations, water fountains, benches, covered pavilion, clean up station, and a neat play tunnel for the dogs. Please Share...

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    Mary Brandon Park

    Mary Brandon Dog Park is located two blocks south of Forest Hill Blvd. on Georgia Avenue. Open dawn to dusk. Offers separate fenced areas for small and large dogs, play tunnels,  chairs, benches, tables, cooling stations, doggie bag stations, parking, trash cans, and water.     Please Share...

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    South Brohard Park

    Open 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to dusk. This is a 300-foot section of beach behind the city's wastewater treatment plant. Offers boardwalk (dune walk over) to the beach, fenced area, parking, trash cans, a drinking fountain and showers for dogs and fire hydrants and leash posts. Dogs must be on a leash or under voice control. Reader Notes: "This area is actually on Casperson Beach which is provided by the County Parks and Recreation Department. The area has a fenced in the park area with a couple of pavilions, doggie shower and shaded hitching posts. Then you walk thru a second gate and take the boardwalk out to the beach. It's a very popular area. The dogs [and people] have a blast!" Please Share...

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    North Lake Community Park

    North Lake Community Park Located at 40730 Roger Giles Road. The dog park is open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Offers a nice concrete path around the whole park, about 1.6 miles. At the end is a fairly large dog park with a shaded area and plenty of water for the pooches. Please Share...

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    Sand Point Park

    Sand Point Park is located at 101 N Washington Avenue, Titusville. This park has nearly 30 acres and is on the Indian River. Open 7:00 a.m. until dark. Offers picnic tables, shelters, benches, and restrooms. Dogs must be on short leashes. Directions: From I-95 take SR-406 Exit-220 and go east 2.8 miles on Garden Street, turn left on US Hwy 1, the park entrance is on the right. From US Hwy 1 at SR-50 go north on US Hwy 1 4.1 miles just past Garden Street. Entrance is on the right. Reader Notes: "This is a great place from where to watch space shuttle launches where you're allowed to bring your dog on a leash only. The park is nice with picnic tables, fishing, barbeques. I view all launches from here - it's almost straight across from the NASA VAB Building." Please Share...

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    Aesop’s Park

    There is a very cute dog park inside Aesop's Park which is located at 501 E. Caroline Street in Tavares. Offers separate areas for small and large dogs, tables, benches and special canine amenities for all dogs. Please Share...

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    The Miracle Field at Lake Idamere Park

    The Miracle Field at Lake Idamere Park is located at 12335 County Road 448, Tavares. From State Road 19, it is just south of Lane Park Rd on CR 448 between SR 19 and CR 561. This is approximately 3-4 miles south of US 441. There are park signs on SR 19 and the park is well-marked. 448 is just south of Hospice of the Comforter on SR 19. There is a nice dog park inside Lake Idamere Park. It offers 3 separate areas for the pups; one for small dogs, one for large dogs, and one for playing on tunnels and hurdles.   Please Share...

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    Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

    Located at 601 Old Water Street. This is the second largest park in downtown Tampa. A nice, open space, but dogs must be exercised on-leash. Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park is located across the street and just to the south of the St. Pete Times Forum. Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage. Please Share...

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    MacDill Park on the Riverwalk

    MacDill Park on the Riverwalk is located at 100 N Ashley Drive. This is a section of a pedestrian path that winds along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. Offers 3/4 acres of grassy comfort for feet and paws, benches, and poop bags. Dogs must be on-leash. Please Share...

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    Herman Massey Park

    Located at 1002 N Franklin Street. WebMistress Note of Nov. 2017: Herman Massey Park used to offer a small, shady area in downtown Tampa for people and their leashed dogs to get some exercise. From everything we've heard and read recently, this is not the best park for dog play at this time. There is talk that the City will be refurbishing the green space, so please keep us apprised of any changes if you live in this area. Please Share...

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    Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

    Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is an 8-acre public park located along the Hillsborough River at 600 N Ashley Drive, behind the new Tampa Museum of Art. There is a fenced dog park within this park where dogs can run off-leash. Offers toys, doggie water fountain. No doggie waste bags so take your own. No separate sections for small and large dogs. The park closes between 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for maintenance so adjust your schedule accordingly. Please Share...

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    Giddens Park

    Giddens Dog Park is located at 5202 North 12th Street across the street from Giddens Park, near the intersection of 12th St. and E. Giddens Avenue in Seminole Heights. Our readers tell us this is a small, but a good place to play with your dog off-leash, but only has one section; no way to separate the big dogs from the little guys. It does offer benches, poop bags, a water fountain with a little bowl for the pups and lots of shade.     Please Share...

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    West Park Dog Park

    Located at 6402 Occident Road. This 5-acre off-leash dog park in Hillsborough County is divided into separate areas for small & large dogs with separate entrances. Has a grassed area, wading pools for the dogs, water fountains, picnic tables for guardians to sit, covered shelters, clean up bags, trash cans. Volunteers are on duty to help enforce rules which include: 1) Dogs must wear current rabies tags. 2) Children under 6 are not permitted. 3) Children ages 6 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 4) Humans in the park must be accompanied by a pet. 5) No food or treats allowed in the park.     Please Share...

  • Palma Ceia Park

    Located at the intersection of West San Miguel & Marti. The dog park is positioned on the North East corner of the grounds. This park is about 3/4 of an acre and is surrounded by a four-foot chain link fence. Offers a double gated entry with a concrete slab, dog and human drinking fountains, dog doodie pickup bag dispensers and waste containers and shade trees. (We are told to beware of parking illegally here as police sometimes show up to write tickets!) Reader Notes: "The dog section is on the small-ish side and does not have separate sections for large and small dogs. There was a large amount of poop in the back of the park. If someone in Tampa was looking for a dog park, I would not recommend this one - tell people to go to West Park [see #7 below]. The people there are much more conscientious about their dogs." Please Share...

  • Gadsden Park

    Major city park with a lake, sports fields, picnicking, dog area, playground & trails for jogging. Located at 6901 S. MacDill Avenue. Offers large trees for shade, picnic tables, a water spout, bucket, and poop bags. Reader Notes: "This park still has a lot of sand spurs and that when they go, they try and stay in the places the dogs have worn out already. The reader said this park also has a nice track around the lake where you can walk your leashed dog, but people are abusing it by not picking up after their dogs." Please Share...

  • Al Lopez Park

    Alligator warning! Use extreme caution if you visit and never allow your dog to roam off leash here. Reader Notes: "We as dog owners should be ashamed of the Al Lopez dog park. I saw owners watch their dogs leave large piles of waste and do absolutely nothing. Worse thing, It was common among most all the owners that day. When I offered one man a plastic bag to pick up after his large dog, he said 'I have one' then walked away from the large pile. One man with 3 very large dogs told me that it was the parks fault as there were never any waste bags in the holder at the park. It is our responsibility as dog owners to clean up after our furry friends. When a dog park is properly taken care of, it is a joy for the pet and the pet owner to walk around. The only repercussions these people face is that eventually, it will be in such a sickening state that their dogs will get sick. For me it is disheartening. A once beautiful place where dogs and owners can walk around without leashes is now so filled with feces that you have to throw away your shoes when you leave there. I guess what makes me saddest is this, all you have to do is carry some bags with you, bend over and clean up after your dog and throw it in the waste can." "...we go to the above-mentioned dog park about twice a week. Unfortunately, it has become overrun with people who do not scoop after their dogs. This is not a singular event, either. I have been going for about 5 months regularly now. It is very sandy in places, with good grass cover in others, has a concrete slab water spout with a broken bucket as a bowl. The people who go there are very, very friendly, and I have never seen anyone when I was there not pick up after their dog, but someone isn't...it's a shame that this lovely park, with bathroom facilities, a small/large dog area, picnic tables, and huge playground for kids can't be cleaner." "This is a very nice large park where all dogs are allowed if on a leash. There is a good size dog running/leash free area with limited seating, water and shade. The park has water and restrooms and free parking. It is a nice area to bring the whole family. There's a great trail to walk or run with a leashed dog. There's also a lake with fishing, but, park-goers with dogs and kids will need to beware of alligators. Please Share...

  • North Shore Historic District

    Located at 7th Avenue and North Shore Dr. NE. This park is one in a series of beautiful waterfront parks facing Tampa Bay. There's about 3 miles of paved sidewalk along the waterfront, from Vinoy Park to Coffee Pot Bayou, for a beautiful walk with your dog. There are some walking trails beyond that. Offers drinking fountains, benches and nearby public restrooms. Please Share...

  • Coquina Key Park

    Located at 3595 Locust St. SE, off Wahoo Drive. Enter park, drive past fields, playground, and skateboarding area, and turn left. Dog park is to the right of the tennis courts. Please Share...

  • Abercrombie Park

    Located on Park Street at 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. This park goes 1/4 mile to the water, with a small beach. There is a boardwalk over a small woodland area. Local dog owners let their dogs run loose on the beach, but FloridaPets.net has been told guests should keep their dogs on a leash to keep nearby residents happy. If you want to wade in the water with your dog, wear shoes (old sneakers, sport sandals, etc.), as there are lots of rocks and broken shells under the water. Web Mistress Note: This park is open sunrise to sunset. Offers benches, tables, handicap access, trees, parking, poop bags, restrooms, water, trash. This is a beautiful public park donated by a founding area resident. Please Share...

  • Bicentennial Park

    Located between the Tom Stuart Causeway and Madeira Beach Middle School. If you turn into the Madeira Beach Middle School driveway, at the sign reading "School Traffic Only. No Thru Traffic," and turn right again onto the access road, you'll be just a short distance from a nice park on the water. Locals let their dogs run loose here as there's water access that's used for dog-swimming. Web Mistress Note: This is not an "official dog park" and you MUST clean up after your dog at all times -- something you should, of course, do at ALL dog parks, no matter the location. Please Share...

  • John S. Taylor Park

    Located on 8th Avenue SW. According to a few area residents, this is one of several city and county parks that have a well-marked walking path that people use for their own exercise or to walk dogs on 6' leashes. It has no official facilities for dogs and no beach, but is a very nice park and has a great walking path and a separate entrance to the Pinellas Trail. Offers parking and picnic/barbecue areas, playgrounds, benches and public restrooms. Directions: Take Duhme Road, travel 7.0 miles north on Duhme/113th/Ridge/Clwr-Largo Road, turn left onto 8th Avenue SW, then travel 0.3 miles to park entrance on left. SAFETY ALERT: Keep dogs out of the water as alligators do reside in this area. Web Mistress Note: Thanks to a reader for advising us about this park and to Amy Elftmann, the Pet-Friendly Realtor®, for providing specific information. Please Share...

  • Walsingham Park

    Located at 12615 102nd Avenue North. Once you enter the park, travel 0.3 miles to the second stop sign, for parking at the dog park. Offers grills, picnic tables, water fountains, restrooms, and a boat launch area. This is a 354-acre Pinellas County park. You can enter from Walsingham Road or 102nd Avenue North. Please Share...

  • Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve

    Located between 8th and 9th Avenues, this is a small fenced area of Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve. Open dawn to dusk. Since the City of Indian Rocks Beach requires a $50 non-resident fee to use this park, Florida visitors should try the park listed under "Seminole" - the Boca Ciega Millenium Park, Paw Playground. Please Share...

  • Crest Lake Park

    Located at 201 S. Glenwood, on the northeast corner of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue. This park opened in 2003. Offers three separate fenced in areas, benches, handy parking, phone, restrooms and trash cans. Please Share...

  • San Luis Mission Park

    Located on San Luis Road, off Tharp Street. This park has a good sized fenced in area for dogs to play and explore and dogs are allowed to go around the other areas of the park as long as they are leashed. Directions: From the Capitol, take Monroe Street North to the Tharpe Street intersection. Take a left onto Tharpe. Go 3 or 4 miles down, past Godby High School, then take a left onto San Luis Road. The park will be on the left at the bottom of the hill. Reader Comments: "Very shaded (great for summer) and a few more tables for owners to sit at. Dog park area has a lot of dirt/dust in the dry season and some puddles in the rainy season." Please Share...

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    paws dog park/Treaty Park

    Located at 1595 Wildwood Drive, within the Treaty Park Complex. Hours: sunrise to sunset daily. Features: fenced area, tables, trees, parking, restrooms, poop bags, trash cans, water source, picnic tables and a separate area for small dogs. Directions: from I-95, take exit 94 North to Wildwood Drive, located between SR 207 and Federal Hwy 1. For more info, write sjcpawpark@cs.com. Please Share...

  • Markham Park & Target Range

    Located at 16001 W. State Road 84. We also have this park listed under the city of Weston. The fee for the entire park, including the bark park, is just $1.50 per person above 5 years of age, but only on weekends and holidays; during the week, there is no fee. Beyond the bark park, there is an enormous park with camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, small/toy aircraft airport, range, personal watercraft area, boating, hiking, bike paths, horse back riding and much more. Reader Notes: A kind reader wrote us with a lot more information about this park. She said it's a very large enclosed bark park inside the main park, the best dog park she's seen. She said it's very clean, supplies doggie doodie bags, shelters, shaded areas, hose watering stations where you can hose your dog down, let him play in a kiddie pool or just get something to drink, water fountains, lots of grass, a paved walking path, benches, two separate fenced areas, one for big dogs and another for little dogs. She was very impressed with the little dog area, saying it has benches, a pavilion, paths, lots of shade trees and plenty of room for the little guys to run. There is an adjoining fenced area with a pavilion and a washing station. All of this is double-fenced, only one entrance and exit (also double fenced) so you, your dogs and family can feel safe. There are regular patrols by park employees. The entire park is very well maintained and clean. She said she highly recommends it, for families with or without dogs. Web Mistress Note: This park offers play training for dogs and flyball and frisbee classes. For more information, call (954) 389-2000. You can read more about this park and others by checking out Pets in the Parks. Reader Notes "This is a very nice large designated area for dogs. There is a $1.00 admission charge. They have little swimming pools, exercise equipment, lots of running space, places to shower them down and seats for humans to sit and watch their pets. Inside this area they can be set loose, but you must pick up after them." Please Share...

  • Sapphire Shores Park

    Located in the city's Indian Beach Sapphire Shores neighborhood. Dogs in Sarasota County are required to be leashed, but the city allows unleashed dogs here if they are "within reasonable voice control" of their guardian and "no more than 100 feet away." Note: A thanks from us to the kind reader who told us about the following leashed-dog-friendly Sarasota County parks: Please Share...

  • Bird Key Park

    Located on the John Ringling Causeway, on the way to St. Armands Circle, just east of the bridge. The kind reader who informed us about this dog-friendly beach says it's Sarasota's only beach allowing dogs and cats! Pets must be on leashes or under voice command. Please Share...

  • 17th Street Paw Park

    Located at 4570 17th Street, east of Beneva Road, west of Honore Avenue. Hours: Dawn to midnight. Lighted area, 6-foot fence, 7 acres, fenced, benches, tables, handicap, poop bags, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash cans, dog shower, small-dog area, double-gated entrance, bulletin board. Dogs must be on leashes or under voice command. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 39 Fruitville Road. Go west on Fruitville to Honore Ave. Take right on Honore. Continue north on Honore to 17th St. Turn left on 17th Street. Continue West on 17th. Pass first entrance to 17th Street. Paw Park is north of Fruitville Road; South of University, on 17th Street between Beneva Road & Honore Avenue. Reader Notes: "According to current news reports, there's a proposal to move this park to another location to make room for more children's football fields. The new location is at Cooper Creek Park, which surrounds a mile-long lake near Interstate 75. Sounds lovely, except this lake has alligators aplenty." Please Share...

  • Red Bug Slough Reserve

    This 72-acre wildlife refuge is dog-friendly, but dogs MUST BE leashed. An official with the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Section says violators will be given citations.72-acre, wooded preserve offering trails, a butterfly garden & a small lake with a fishing dock. Please Share...

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