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  • Pooch Pines Dog Park

    This park officially opened 08-21-04. Located at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., within Okeeheelee Park on Forest Hill Boulevard, just east of Florida's Turnpike and west of West Palm Beach. Directions: From I-95, take Forest Hill Boulevard exit in West Palm Beach and travel west approximately 6 miles to the main Okeeheelee Park entrance on the north (right) side of the road. Turn right into the park and follow the park road to the Pooch Pines sign. Turn right at the sign and the dog park is at the top of the hill. Open sunrise to sunset daily except Wednesdays noon to 3 p.m. when it's closed for maintenance. News reports said this dog park cost $300,000. It offers a total of 5 acres, with separate fenced areas, two for large dogs and one for small dogs, double-gated entry, three gazebos, three drinking fountains, with fountains for the dogs attached, shaded benches, a paved dog-wash station, bike rack, poop bags, parking and trash cans. For more information, contact the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department by calling telephone 561- 966-6600, or e-mail pbcparks@co.palm-beach.fl.us. Reader Notes: "This dog park is wonderful. It's located at what may be the highest point in the park. The hill allows for a cool breeze even in the middle of the summer. There are actually two separate large dog areas; one remains open while the other is maintained and the grass re-sodded. "One issue is there's not enough shade from the harsh, direct sun. One gazebo in the large dog area means that all the people gathered there. If all the people are there, then too many dogs are there also. This leads to fights and aggression. My advice: please don't hang out in the gazebo. Find a bench in the back under whatever shade trees are available. "There also happens to be an abundance of apathetic people that let their dogs have too much freedom, i.e., aggressive behavior, mounting, displaying dominance in the gazebo area. But all in all, it's still the best park in the area." Please Share...

  • Dreher Park

    This park is located across from the Palm Beach Zoo on Summitt Blvd. Just go into the park to the end, then you will see paw printed fire hydrants that lead to the dog park which has separate areas for small and large pups. Not well known at this time, so people with shy dogs might take advantage of it for a while, or at least until it becomes more well known and crowded. Please Share...

  • Mary Brandon Park

    Located two blocks south of Forest Hill Blvd. on Georgia Avenue. Open dawn to dusk. Offers fence, benches, parking, poop bags, picnic tables, trash cans, water. Reader Notes: "I had a weird experience at this park. I have been walking my dog at the park (which also has a dog run area) for 9 years and never had a problem. Today there was a guy there with what appeared to be a 'pit bull' puppy (ears were cropped) The gate was not completely closed but I didn't feel threatened walking by with my 11 year old Australian Shepherd. My dog is very, very friendly with all dogs. This [puppy] came charging out and started immediately fighting with my dog! The owner didn't seem to try hard enough to grab his dog until I screamed at him to get his dog. It was so weird that I gave the whole situation some serious thought. I am convinced that this was a 'fighting dog' in training. The guy seemed to want to see how the situation would 'play out.' BE ON YOUR GUARD. Even a harmless puppy can be a big problem. The guy was driving a black pick up truck. Watch out just in case I am right! I am not a pit bull hater. My sister has two wonderful pit bull dogs." Please Share...

  • Howard Park Community Center

    Located on Parker Road. To get there, take I-95 to Okeechobee east to Parker Road. Then take a right and go past the fire station. Take a left, go to first stop sign, take another left and you will be on the back side of Howard Park. Go past the open soccer field; the fenced-in park is on your left. Open dawn to dusk. Please Share...

  • Wellington Dog Park

    Located in the village of Wellington. Offers water stations, benches and 3 acres of land for dogs to roam. Hours: Thursday 3–7:30PM Friday 6AM–7:30PM Saturday 6AM–7:30PM Sunday 6AM–7:30PM Monday 6AM–7:30PM Tuesday 6AM–7:30PM Wednesday 6AM–7:30PM Please Share...

  • Vero Beach Dog Park

    this dog park is leased from the City of Vero Beach by Vero Dog Park, a Florida nonprofit, and is operated, managed and maintained by same. The park is a 5-acre, off-leash dog park, open 24 hours a day, dawn to dusk, at no charge to the public. It is supported entirely by donations. A kind reader has supplied this information and the following photo. Check out the park and donate what you can to help keep this a nice spot for all. Please Share...

  • 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...

  • Brohard Paw Park

    Located at 1600 Harbor Drive. Hours are 7 a.m. to dusk, daily. Offers fenced area (6' fences,) benches, tables, shelter, handicap access, trees, parking, water, trash cans, small dog area, poop bags, dog shower. The park is also adjacent to the only beach area in the county where dogs are allowed to roam free - see below. Reader Notes: "This park is open all the time- not just Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can go there every day starting very early in the morning up until about 30 minutes after sunset. You can't imagine what it is like to sit on the beach with your dogs and watch amazing sunsets from this beach. At least 25 percent of the time when I am there for a sunset, I see dolphins cresting the waves. It's the most amazing dog park in this country, not just Florida!" "I declare this park and the beach discussed below to be the best dog-friendly park in the state." "The one thing I wasn't certain about during my visit [to this dog park] was if there was any fence or boundary on the actual beach part, so I thought I would check it out. I was very impressed with the mixture of dogs of all sizes and everyone interacted very peacefully together on the beach. My concern was if my dog would start running down the beach and end up in Texas. So for certain, I need to work on their obedience so they don't just run like the wind. "There was also a nice smaller fenced area in the dog park...not as large as the Bayshore dog park, but the setting here is gorgeous! The park area in general is awesome with a lot of family areas with playgrounds, area to walk, picnic tables, rest rooms, even a restaurant. My husband and I were walking through the dog park area that leads to the beach and remarked it was like being at Disney because of the nice walkways, benches and scenery." Please Share...

  • Woodmere Dog Park

    Located at 3951 Merewood Blvd at Alligator Creek, off Woodmere, near Jacaranda. Hours are dawn to dusk. Offers fenced area, double-gated entrance, benches, tables, handicap access, trees, parking, restrooms, water, trash cans, double-gated small dog section near the front gate, poop bags, dog shower, bulletin board. Reader Notes: "This park has plenty of room for both large and small dogs, fire hydrants, automatic water dishes that refill themselves, a time out pin for the naughty pups, a dog shower, plenty of benches and picnic tables, an air-conditioned restroom, drinking fountains, even enough room for the Greyhounds to run and play!" "I highly recommend this park for any and every one with dogs that need the extra room to run, jump, and play... for both the small and large breeds of dogs." Please Share...

  • Colohatchee Park

    Located at Colohatchee Park, down the street from NE 26st Street and 15th Avenue. This park was opened in February 2007. For more information, please call the Wilton Manors Leisure Services department at 954-390-2130. Please Share...

  • Wellington Dog Park

    Located at Aero Club and Greenbriar Blvd. Open all days except Thursday, sunrise to sunset. This 3-acre dog park offers benches, tables, poop bags, trees, parking, water, trash, restrooms and separate areas for big and small dogs. One of our readers says this park is very nice, but has little shade. She said it offers one huge area, maybe 2 of the above-noted 3 acres, for large dogs and the remaining acre for small ones. She said there is ample water, a couple of picnic tables and poop supplies. Even more important, she said, nearly all the dogs are well behaved which makes for an enjoyable outing. Please Share...

  • North Lake Community Park

    Located at 40730 Roger Giles Road. Reader Notes: "The park is fairly new and it's beautiful! It has a concrete path around the whole park that allows a calculated 1.6-mile walk. At the end is a fairly large dog park that has a shaded area to sit and free water for the dogs. My mother and I go every Sunday with our dogs. Would love to see more people come out!" Please Share...

  • Sand Point Park

    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...

  • Manatee Hammock Campground

    Dogs on leashes are allowed at this 26-acre campground, which is on the shore of Indian River Lagoon. Located at 7275 S US Highway 1 in Titusville. This is a beautiful, natural area where there are great views of the Kennedy Space Center shuttle launches. Camping patrons are permitted dogs if they are on short leashes, but dogs are prohibited around picnic-only areas. Directions: From I-95, take SR-50 Exit-215, go east for 3 miles. Turn right on US Hwy 1 and go 3.5 miles south. The campground entrance is on the east side the road. Please Share...

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historical National Preserve

    Timucuan Ecological & Historical National Preserve By Patricia Collier, Owner, FloridaPets.net One of the most beautiful national parks in the country is only about 15 minutes from downtown Jacksonville and it's also hospitable to pooches. Timucuan Ecological & Historical National Preserve was named after the Timucua-speaking Indians who once lived in Northern Florida. Encompassing 46,000 lush acres off Fort Caroline Road, the Preserve includes Kingsley Plantation, where the main house and slave's quarters are still standing, and Fort Caroline National Memorial, which features the history of France in Florida. The entire park is an ecological haven and photographer's dream come true. Dogs are permitted at no extra charge in Timucuan's outdoor areas and on the various trails winding throughout the property unless signs dictate otherwise. To make sure the Timucuan Preserve stays pet-friendly, dogs must be carried or walked on six-foot leashes, and their humans must be responsible for clean up duty at all times. The Timucuan Preserve is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Admission is free. Special family-friendly activities will be planned throughout 2011 and pets will be permitted at most events held outdoors. For general information, call(904) 641-7155, or use the contact form on the National Park Service website to make inquiries. Please Share...

  • Aesops Park

    The dog park is inside this park, located at 501 E. Caroline Street in Tavares. Offers tables and benches and special amenities for dogs of all sizes. Please Share...

  • The Miracle Field at Lake Idamere Park

    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. Reader Notes: "I'm seeing more and more people enjoying the park with their pets. I did note...two handicap accessible, permanent port-a-potties, so there's somewhere for man's best friend to go too!" "This park opened in May of 2006. The 45-acre park includes an 80-ft. fishing pier which overlooks the 96-acre Lake Idamere, and a 1-1/2-acre dog park. The dog park has 3 separate areas, one for small dogs, one for large dogs and an obstacle course which has tunnels and hurdles, with covered picnic tables in the middle for dog guardians. There are waste stations with bags, several water stations, usually, there are bowls left out and a large tub for the dogs to drink out of, and shade trees. Unfortunately, there is a lot of dark sand under the pine trees, so sometimes the dogs get dirty and need a bath afterward. There are several other covered picnic table areas, a pavilion, charcoal grills, a nature trail, drinking fountains, etc." "My Beagle and I have visited the dog park several times, met some great people and their pets and had a great time. I don't remember if there are restrooms, I'll have to check the next time we're there! This park is great in so many ways and very beautiful. The fence around the dog park is adorned with colorful acrylic dog silhouettes of all breeds. There is usually maintenance staff around and usually, dogs to play with depending on the time of day." Please Share...

  • West Orange Dog Park

    Located on at 150 Windermere Road. Offers two fenced areas, one for small dogs, the other for large dogs, with a pool for both areas, obstacle course and play areas for fetch and agility practice. Directions: Take SR-50 in Winter Garden, go south on Beulah Road, left on Marshall Farms Road (near the West Orange High School) and the park will be on your right. For more information, call 407-656-3299. Please Share...

  • Hound Ground Paw Park

    Located on about 3 acres within Central Winds Park, 1000 E. State Road 434. The facility offers separate areas for large and small dogs, splash zones, water fountains, dig boxes, dog play structures, dog walkways for dogs and their humans and time-out zones for rowdy pups. Obedience and agility training and fly-ball competitions will be available later. Note: For residents of other cities who would like to know how to start a dog park in their area, it might be helpful to know that this dog park was built with a $75,000 state grant and $25,000 provided by the city of Winter Springs. Efforts were initiated and shepherded by a citizen's advocacy group called "Friends of Leash Optional Parks" detailed at the above web site link. Please Share...

  • Meadowood Paw Park

    Located at Meadowood Loop and Alston Avenue in Zephyrhills. This 2-acre park offers a separate fenced area for small dogs and benches and shade trees for the humans. Readers tell us this park is operated by the city of Zephyrhills. Call 813-780-0022 for more information. Please Share...

  • Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

    Park located on the waterfront, with a pier, jogging path, playground & place to launch canoes.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. Please Share...

  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

    Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is an 8-acre public park located along the Hillsborough river in downtown Tampa, Florida that opened in its current configuration in 2010.Located 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, but no doggie waste bags, so take your own. There is no separate section for large/small dogs Please Share...

  • Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex :Dog Park

    "This park is behind the recreation center, by a basketball court and soccer field. There are small signs with arrows, sort of providing directions. She said the dog park isn't very big, but it's clean and does have separate sections for large and small dogs. It also has nice grassy areas for the dogs, baggies for pickups and bowls of water. She said the dog park is fairly new and sponsors are being sought to put in benches." Please Share...

  • Giddens Park

    Located across the street from Giddens Park, near the intersection of 12th St. and E. Giddens Avenue in Seminole Heights. Notes from readers: "It's small, but a good place for locals and their pets to meet on a regular basis. It has one section for all dogs and it offers benches, poop bags, a water fountain with a bowl, lots of shade and toys left by the locals, like tennis balls, soccer balls, footballs. Most of the pet guardians are very friendly, courteous and pick up after their pets. It gets busy on the weekends and after work on the weekdays." Please Share...

  • Hillsborough River State Park

    Leashed pets are welcome, with restrictions, at this state park located about 12 miles north of Tampa and six miles south of Zephyrhills on U.S. 301. Open 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. For more information, call 813-987-6771. Reader Notes: "This is a great place to take your dogs. They have several trails of varying lengths, and it provides a great place for leashed dogs to romp around! If you do visit the park, you’ll need to bring your own bags as they don’t have any there. We also bring bottled water for our dogs on the trails because there are limited fountains once you start. Don’t forget mosquito repellant for your pets if it has recently rained." Please Share...

  • Rowlett Park

    Riverside area with access to asphalt & canoe trails plus a dog section & a wheelchair-sports field. Reader Notes: "I must tell you there is no sign or if there is one, it is not easy to find. It truly is a nice place. They have all the amenities that you would want. They have the dog bag distribution, water places and even a bath type of receptacle. They have various dog obstacles too. It has picnic tables under shade and is safe and nice." Please Share...

  • West Park Dog Park

    This 5-acre off-leash dog park is divided in 2, with separate areas for small & large dogs.Located at 6402 Occident Road. This Hillsborough County dog park is about 5-acres and offers separate large and small dog sides 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. Reader Notes: "The volunteers take excellent care of this park. I have been in Tampa since 1979 and I think this is the best dog park I have ever been to. I don't know what day that other person visited, but I have seen almost everyone picking up after their dog and being very courteous to other people. Must have been an off day for them." "We visited this park recently, but we only lasted about 10 minutes. People don't pick up after their dogs. It was like land mines of dog feces everywhere I looked. Not only that, but it was split up into 2 sections of course - one for 30-pound dogs and under, but there were a lot of larger dogs in that area. My dog likes to socialize, but when a 50-60 pound dog comes barreling up to him it's little intimidating. I won't be returning anytime soon. [In my opinion], West Park Dog Park, definitely not the best in Tampa." "The regular attendees [of this park] managed to get the county to give them money for their own riding lawn mower so they could cut the grass and keep up the grounds on a regular basis. The park is closed on Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for lawn and ground maintenance. "Since the regular attendees took over the maintenance the grass looks and feels like a carpet. It is very well maintained now and a very welcoming to newcomers. One can go to Yahoos Group: BARKERSOFWESTPARK for more information. You have to join the group in order to get the information. In my opinion, it is probably the best dog park in Tampa at this time. There is also a children's playground and little league baseball field, all in the same complex." Please Share...

  • Picnic Island Beach Dog Park

    Reader Notes: "This park now has a leash-free area near the boat ramp. While a great addition, it still needs improvements. After opening, a water station with a hose (no concrete slab) and trash cans with doggie bags were added. The main downfall of this dog park is that it is not completely fenced in so you must have a well mannered dog to avoid having to chase him/her down. On the other hand, the advantage to this park over Davis Island Park is that it is bigger and cleaner and a lot less crowded, although that could change as more people find out about it." 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...

  • Davis Island Dog Beach

    Located near the boat ramps on the east side of the Seaplane Basin in south Tampa. This dog park/beach is fenced on three sides, the fourth side being the water of Tampa/Hillsborough Bay. At this beach, your dog can have the freedom and safety to run while having access to the water and you can relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about your dog running away. This dog park has a small beach of white fluffy sand with some small rocks going out to the shallow rock-free water of Hillsborough Bay. It has no time-out or small dog area and it's a popular park with limited seating. NOTE: There's another separate dog park across the parking lot, but it has no water access or shade. Web Mistress Note: As further clarification of the reader below, we contacted Tampa Parks & Recreation Department and this is what they told us about dogs and Davis Island: "There is a public beach area on Davis Island as well as a dog park, which includes an area for the dogs to play in the water. The signs which state 'No Dogs On Beach' refers to the public beach area, as we do not allow dogs on any of our public beaches. The dog park has a dry area, and to the left of that area on the other side of the driveway is the area where dogs can play in the water. This area is on the channel side at the end of the airport property." 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...

  • Freedom Lake Park

    Located off 102nd Avenue. Reader Notes: "This park is like a big, fenced in backyard with some trees and benches. Poop bags and trash cans are available along with a water fountain for people and dogs and shower spigot. There is a small dog section and a large dog section separated by one wall of fence. The park itself has nice walking trails that surround two small lakes. There is a playground and lots of covered picnic areas on the park grounds. She said this park is a nice place to take your dog to run in the fenced area or to walk around the lakes. 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...

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