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  • 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...

  • Crescent Lake Park

    Located at 1320 5th St. N., off 15th Avenue, the fenced dog park is in a nice residential neighborhood park with a lake and plenty of watering stations for the dogs. Directions: Go west on 22nd from 4th Street and take a right on 7th Street. The dog park area is at the back of the park, between the tennis courts and ball field. Be careful. Alligators are possible here! Please Share...

  • Walter Fuller Dog Park

    Located at 7901 30th Ave. N. Directions: Go 8 blocks south of Abercrombie Park (See #1 under St. Petersburg above) and turn left onto 30th Avenue. This road leads in a few blocks to a free parking lot. Park the car and walk the dogs to the right of the parking lot to the fenced dog park. This dog park is in a busy, popular local park. The sidewalk around the perimeter of the park is marked as a 2.5-mile walking trail. Note from Amy: Each February, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Major League Baseball team practices in Walter Fuller Park on most mornings. The ball field is adjacent to the dog park. So you can walk your dog and get a few autographs! 11-22-14 Reader update: "CAUTION! Lots of aggressive dogs here. Fights break out almost daily. mostly bully breeds. It is too bad; a lot of nice people and pets quit going there." Please Share...

  • Fort De Soto Dog Beach

    Located at Pinellas Bayway off Anderson Road, past the Tropicana dome, at the far end of the pier's parking lot in Ft. DeSoto Park. The Paw Playground park itself is nice and basic, although most people rank it as the best dog beach in the Tampa Bay area. Showers and drinking water are provided. Enter the front gate by the parking lot, take your dog off-leash, walk through the L-shaped park to the back gate. Go out the back gate, down a short sandy path and onto the perfect beach for dogs and people. NO LEASHES REQUIRED! Update of 01-14-12: There is now a $5 entry fee to this dog park and we thank Amy for the heads up on this matter. Web Mistress Notes: A) We saw a posting on a dog-related message board which praised this park, but suggested those going bring their own water as it's "a bit of a walk from the beach to get the park's water." B) A FloridaPets.net reader said this park offers benches, tables, trees, parking, phones, restrooms, water, trash. They said it is a very scenic park with lots of things to do. 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...

  • John Chesnut Senior Park

    Located at 2200 East Lake Road, adjacent to Lake Tarpon. Opens at 9 a.m. This park offers 255 acres and is used by people from Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs (north Pinellas county) as well as residents of Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Pets must be on a 6-foot leash in all areas except for the Paw Playground which offers small and large dog areas, lots of shade, a cool off area with water and poop bags. The park offers nature trails, picnic shelters, boat ramp, fishing pier, grills, various sporting facilities, water fountains, and restrooms. Directions take US 19 to Tarpon Ave head east to East Lake Road, then left, heading south until you see the park on the right. Web Mistress Note: This park had its grand opening August 9, 2003. DO NOT allow dogs to swim in the lake as alligators have been reported. Thank you to another kind FloridaPets.net user for more information about the John Chesnut Sr. Park! 2. Dunes Web Mistress Note: A FloridaPets.net reader advised us about this pet-friendly area. From U.S. Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, drive east on Tampa Road to Florida Hwy. 584, to East Lake Rd. The entrance is 2 miles on the left. Note: DO NOT allow dogs to swim in Lake Tarpon or the surrounding ponds in the park as alligators have been reported. 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...

  • Northeast Park and Paw Place

    Located inside Largo's "Northeast Park" on East Bay Drive. Offers agility equipment, a walking path, bathrooms, drinking fountains and dog drinking fountains. The Web site offers free registration in an email discussion group designed to link park users with the Largo Parks Department and the City Commission. Web Mistress Note: Special thanks to Greg Brown, Park Superintendent for the City of Largo, for providing us with this information. 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...

  • Honeymoon Island State Park

    Honeymoon Island State Park is located at #1 Causeway Boulevard in Dunedin. Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the Park, such as the picnic area, the pet beach on the southern tip of the island and on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6-foot hand-held leash at all times. Direction: Take the Dunedin Causeway/Curlew Road/Route 586 to the Honeymoon Island State Park entrance. One of our readers said Curlew Road dead ends at the park, then just follow the signs for the dog beach. They pointed out Palm Harbor is right next to Dunedin, but technically, this park is in Dunedin. The entry fee for the park is $8 per car. You have to pay this fee to access any areas of the park, including the "dog beach." Dogs are not allowed on the ferry to Caladesi Island because dogs are not allowed on the island. Web Mistress Note: The dog park area has trash cans, a couple of benches and poop bag dispenser and there are phones, picnic tables, water facilities and restrooms around the rest of the island. This is a popular spot, often crowded, but dogs and their guardians are usually well-behaved. Reader Notes: "When we were there it was not at all crowded. Dogs must be on leashes, but they can swim there. They're also allowed on the nature trails. The only thing we were disappointed to see was that a lot of people were not 'scooping' along the pathway leading to the dog beach, that was a shame, but the beach was lovely. "The island is quite large, so there is a lot of room and there are numerous stations with restrooms, changing facilities. There is one that has a cafe and gift shop also. Shelling is good there, and just before sunset, we watched five dolphins playing offshore, right in front of where a guy was fishing! Although there are facilities, it is large enough that there is plenty of undeveloped area and nature trails, etc. We thought it was quite enjoyable; we didn't want a place that was just a little fenced in area, to us that is no fun for our [dog]. There is also a ferry to Caladesi Island there, which is really nice, but unfortunately, you cannot take pets on the ferry. One other note is that there is not really any cover there, except for the facilities, so most people [should] bring umbrellas or such if they're planning to stay long." Please Share...

  • Enterprise Dog Park

    Located at 2671 Enterprise Road on a 20-acre tract just east of U.S. 19. Open daily sunrise to sunset. There are two fenced areas, looped trails, agility course, exercise equipment, fountains, doggie bags, trash receptacles and a dog washing area. Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department manages this dog park. For more information, call 727-562-4800. READER NOTES: "While not on the water, this is the nicest dog park I have ever been to – we are regulars there and it is kept in beautiful condition, opened in Nov. 2009, I believe. Friendly people and friendly dogs, for the most part. But...seems like they are not supplying bags anymore, everyone is bringing their own and stocking the bag dispensers. It is huge and the trails are fun to walk on in addition to the big play areas. The parking lot is not huge for the popularity of the park, on weekends when the bank next door is closed, you can park there." 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...

  • Sand Key Park and Paw Playground/Sand Key

    Located at 1060 Gulf Blvd. Offers picnic shelters with grills, a playground, water fountains and a restroom. Parking for the Paw Park is about 1 mile through the parking lot of this 95-acre Pinellas County park. There's a parking charge of $1.25 per hour. Note: dogs are not permitted on the beach portion of this park. Please Share...

  • Gary B Jones Park for People and Pups

    This park opened in the fall of 2008. It is located at 8100 Southgate Blvd., on the NW corner of University Drive and Southgate Boulevard, west of Tamarac's Memorial Veterans' park. Offers 3.5 acres with a 13,000 square foot section for small dogs called "Wiggley Field" and a 1-acre area for large dogs called Tam-A-Bark Run." There is also 9,000 square feet of common dog area and nice walking paths, multiple shelters, a drinking fountain for both humans and canines, a dog bathing area and plenty of parking. For more information, call 954-597-3620. Reader Notes: "The park is divided into 2 areas. One for small breeds and the other for larger. It has 3 gazebos in the smaller area and I think 4 in the larger area. It features a water fountain in the play area for the babies and it also has another section when you walk in that also has a large gazebo, water fountain & a hose where you can wash your babies. The park also has activities on some days, such as last week they had a pageant and several vendors.. not to mention free goody bags." 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...

  • Tom Brown Dog Park

    Located at Easterwood Avenue (Off 319.) Hours are dawn to dusk. This park is operated by the City of Tallahassee. Offers two fenced areas; one for large dogs, another for small dogs, picnic area, benches, poop bags, children's play areas and nature trails, trees, parking, water, trash. Directions: Capital Circle S.E. to Connor Blvd. East on Connor Blvd. To enter the park, turn left on Easterwood Drive. Take the first right to the park's lake and playground area. The dog park is past the playground, across the bridge and to the right. Reader Comments: "Usually very busy on the weekends. Not much shade." Please Share...

  • Davis Park

    Located approximately 1/2 mile west of the Intracoastal off County Road 210,(Palm Valley Road), just at the north end of St Johns county, close to Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra. This is a nice 138-acre park that offers a separate area for larger dogs, waste scoopers, benches, a pond, restrooms, and picnic and playground facilities to be constructed at a later date. Open 8:00 a.m. to sunset daily. For more information, call (904) 280-1860. Note: A kind reader tells us this park is about the size of a football field, complete with double gate entry, a pond in the center, and benches for the humans. He said it is visited regularly by many locals. Please Share...

  • 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...

  • Ott’s Off-Leash Dog Park

    Located behind Sun City Center Community Hall, off Pebble Beach Blvd. Open 7 days a week. Has separate areas for small and large dogs. Offers agility and dog training. This very nice dog park is maintained by Dog Owners Group (DOG.) The link goes to a nice, visual tour of this dog park. Reader Notes: "This dog park is a private park that allows only residents of Sun City Center who pay annual dues to join the dog park." Web Mistress Note: We're leaving this listing here in case the policy changes in the future. Please Share...

  • Rotary Centennial dog Park

    Opened January 31, 2009, this is Hernando County's first dog park. Hernando County Parks and Recreation personnel will monitor the park closely for a while after opening to make sure all goes well. The Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central worked very hard to raise money for this park and the County contributed financially as well. Users should be respectful of these efforts and follow the rules. Located at 10375 Sandlor Street, two blocks south of Northcliffe Boulevard and three blocks west of Mariner Boulevard. This is an 8-acre park, 3-acres that is for dogs only. It will be located in the Rotary Centennial Park, on the corner of Landover Boulevard and Sandlor Street, south of Northcliffe Boulevard in Spring Hill. It offers three separate fenced areas - one for small dogs, one for large dogs and the third for guide, therapy or very shy dogs. Open every day from sunrise to sunset, including weekends. For more information, call Hernando County Parks Department at 352-754-4027. Reader Notes: "We have been visiting the park about 3 or 4 times a week for the past few weeks and are very impressed at how clean it is and how many people are using it. No matter what day or what time of day, there is always someone there with their dog. Very nice people and nice dogs, they all seem to get along and have a great time running around off leash. I have only seen one dog fight, a minor affair and the owner took the dog out immediately. We are from Massachusetts where there are very few dog parks and are very impressed with this one." "Park is well laid out and clean. Very friendly, fun atmosphere opening day. Fairly easy to find. Everyone I spoke to was very appreciative and happy to finally have a place to bring their dogs. Very long overdue. Thank you to the Rotary club!" Please Share...

  • Oscar Scherer State Park

    Located at 1843 South Tamiami Trail in Osprey, just south of Blackburn Point Road. Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown. This nearly 144-acre state park allows leashed pets and offers 15 miles of trails, including Lester Finley Nature Trail. Offers trash cans, canoe rentals, children's playground, fishing, swimming, camping, picnic areas, and guided walks. There is a per-vehicle entry fee into the park. 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...

  • Lakeview Paw Park

    Located at 7150 Lago Street. Hours: Dusk - Dawn. Offers 6' fenced area, benches, tables, handicap access, poop bags, many trees, parking restrooms, water, trash cans, dog shower, bulletin board, small dog area, double gated entrance. 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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