Note: Dogs are not permitted on area beaches. Trust us, there is little tolerance for dogs on public beaches in Brevard County, as reflected by comments we receive from readers and from editorials we read in area media outlets.
Lori Wilson Park Dog Park
This dog park opened in July, 2006. Located in the grassy area between Atlantic Avenue and the parking lot near the south entrance of Lori Wilson Park.
"I take my dogs there on a regular basis and I find that the dogs in the big dog park are all friendly and very playful, and they love being there. If a bad dog comes in and causes trouble, etc., the owner is asked to take him out immediately. Some of the owners in the big dog area have donated funds for new pallets of sod, and Parks and Rec. were kind enough to lay it down. The little dog area is also kept very nicely, and the dog owners have donated one or two trees. There are kiddie pools provided for both little and big dogs and running water is available for the dogs to drink."
"Due to cuts in spending, the dog park is no longer ‘supervised'. There is no longer a fee because there is no one there to collect. I see it like swimming with no lifeguard, go at your own risk. As long as visitors police themselves and their dog(s) appropriately, all is well."
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