Dogs are not permitted on Delray Beach. The City Commission increased the fine for doing so from $50 to $100. If you'd like to speak out on this issue, please check the above link for contact information.
1. Lake Ida Dog Park
Located at 2929 Lake Ida Road in Delray Beach (adjacent to I-95.) Directions: I-95 to Atlantic West Exit in Delray Beach. West to Congress Ave. Turn right (north) on Congress Avenue and proceed 7/10 mile. Turn each (right) on Lake Ida Road. Pass under I-95. The entrance to Lake Ida Park will be on your left; dog park is at the noth end of the park, toward the back. Hours: Sunrise-Sunset.
Features: 2.5 acres, two fenced in areas; one for small dogs and one for large dogs, double-gated entry, two canine drinking stations, a two-dog paved washing area, eight shaded sitting areas and benches, paved pathway, dispensers and receptacles for dog waste bags, restrooms and parking areas located nearby, trash cans, information kiosk. For more information, call the Palm Beach County Parks & Recereation Department at 561-966-6600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"It’s really a great park, but there are only two sides, one for dogs under 30 pounds and the other for dogs over 30 pounds. Sometimes there are people who bring dogs who are obviously a bit more than 30 pounds into the 'small dogs' side, so just a word of caution to keep a close eye on your smaller dogs. For the most part, the dogs are well behaved but every now and then, you may see some male dogs getting a bit aggressive with the females, trying to mount them, etc. Most of the dog owners are conscientious, but occasionally you will find some who just aren’t paying attention to what their dog is actually doing. So just keep a watchful eye on your pooch."
2. Pooch Pines Dog Park at Okeeheelee Park
Located at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd. (exit off I-95). Open dawn to dusk. Offers 5 acres, fence, separate areas for small and large dogs, dog water fountain and dog washing station, paved walking path, shaded sitting areas, poop bags and trash cans, restrooms and parking.
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