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Best South Florida Dog Parks

November 8, 2012 9:00 AM

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South Florida’s beautiful year-round weather makes it a perfect place to live and play with your pooch. Socializing and playing not only makes you happy and healthy, it makes your dog happy and healthy too!
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Bark Park at Amelia Earhart Park

401 East 65 Street
Opa-Locka, Fl. 33054
(305) 953-6024
www.miamidade.gov

The five-acre Bark Park is completely fenced and offers a separate section for smaller dogs. Amenities include paved walkways, benches, shade trees, waste dispenser stations, and specially designed drinking and spray fountains for dogs and their owners. Bark Park admission is free.

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Northeast Regional Dog Park at East Greynolds Park

16700 Biscayne Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33160
(305) 945-3425
www.miamidade.gov

The Northeast Regional Dog Park at East Greynolds Park, very popular among dog owners in the area, is 1.76 acres and is divided into two sections, one for small dogs and another for larger dogs. The two sections feature fencing, landscaping, walkways, shade structures, site furniture, hosing stations, water fountains for both pets and owners, and “Mutt Mitts” or bag dispensers and waste baskets so owners can pick up after their dog.

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Tropical Park

7900 SW 40 Street
Miami, FL. 33155
(305) 226-8316
www.miamidade.gov

The two-acre dog park is divided into two areas, one for larger dogs weighing over 35 pounds and one for smaller dogs weighing less than 35 pounds. Both areas feature play equipment, such as a tire jump, window jump, king-of-the-hill ramp, dog walk and others. It also features dog comfort stations with doggy drinking fountains and water sprays, pooper scoopers, and a shade structure that overlaps both sides. There’s a promenade overlooking a lake, park benches along the promenade, plenty of shade and flowering trees, and a common area for dog owners with water fountains and an informational kiosk. A walkway connects all areas of the dog park and makes it ADA accessible.

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Barkham at Markham Dog Park

16001 W. State Rd. 84
Sunrise, FL 33326
(954) 357-8868
www.broward.org

Barkham at Markham is a three-acre, fenced-in area, designed as a space for dogs to play leash-free. It includes sections for both large and small dogs, and it was the first dog park in the County landscaped with Bermuda sod to provide a smooth, even grassy playing surface. Owner amenities include 8-foot-wide asphalt paths for walking or jogging with your pet, as well as three shelters for resting areas. Two shelters feature fountains dispensing chilled water for humans, while dogs have their own fountains in designated areas. There is also an area for washing dogs of all sizes.

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The Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park

2915 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067
(954) 346-4428
www.coralsprings.org

This park is free and open from 7:30 am to 9 pm to all well-mannered dogs and responsible owners. The park features large and small dog fenced areas, agility training equipment, a watering area, a paved running path, and “pooper scooper” bag dispensers.

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