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Clear The Shelters: Here Are 10 South Florida Dog Parks You Can Explore

Looking for something to do with your new forever friend? Consider taking your dog to one of South Florida's many dog parks!

Use the interactive map below or click here to find the one closest to you.

Dog Park at Haulover Park: The dog park at Haulover Park features both a park and a beach for you and your dog. The park is open between 8 a.m. and sunset Monday through Sunday and includes specific areas for small and large dogs. There is a $2 fee for each vehicle. Dogs are also allowed to explore the beach between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. as long as they are on a leash.

Perrine Wayside Dog Park: The Perrine Wayside Dog Park is a three-acre facility that features a lake where dogs can cool off. Water fountains for pets are also available. The facility is open from sunrise until sunset.

Amelia Earhart Dog Park: Amelia Earhart Dog Park is a five-acre park for both small and large dogs. The park is open between 8 a.m. and sunset and includes separate areas for different sized animals. There is no charge to park during the week, though there is a parking cost during the weekend.

Dog Park at West Kendall District Park: The Dog Park at West Kendall District Park features separate areas for large and small dogs and has specific equipment for dogs to play with. There are tire jumps and a paws table, according to the park’s website, and the park includes drinking stations for dogs. The park is open Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  

Hobie Island Beach Park: Hobie Island Beach Park gives your dog the opportunity to play in the sand or explore in the shallow water. Parking is free, and there are concession stands available.

Dog Swim and Bark Park at Snyder Park: The Dog Swim and Bark Park at Snyder Park features a dog park and a lake for dogs to swim in. The dog park is fenced-in, and parking is free Monday through Friday. Both the swimming lake and bark park are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., but the lake isn’t open on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

Oakridge Dog Park: The Oakridge Dog Park includes an area for owners to play with their dogs and a walking path that requires dogs to be on leashes. The facility is open between dawn and dusk. Daily passes and six-month passes are available to be purchased. Prices vary based on city residence.

Johnson Street Dog Park: The Johnson Street Dog Park has different areas for dogs of varying sizes and also features obstacles for dogs to use. It also includes a specific area to wash dogs and has benches for dog owners.

Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park: Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park includes a specific area for large and smaller dogs and an exercise area. Dogs are allowed to roam the park without a leash but have to be on a leash upon entry. The park is open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day excluding Wednesdays, when the facility is open between noon and dusk.

Barkham Dog Park at Markham Park: The Barkham Dog Park at Markham Park features walking or jogging paths, dog water fountains and a washing station. The park’s surface includes Bermuda sod, and the facility has separate areas for large and small dogs. A daily pass is $5, and an annual pass is $25. Proof of vaccinations is required.

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