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Best Dog Parks in Tampa Bay For Your Furry Friend

  • March 06, 2023
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Dog Parks in Tampa Bay 🦮

Are you looking for a great place to take your dog? Lucky for all of you dog owners, there are plenty of amazing dog parks in Tampa Bay, both big and small, to take your pup!

If you’re like us, you want the very best for your dog. To watch them live their most enjoyable lives is an automatic win as a dog owner! The dog parks in Tampa Bay are perfect to watch your four-legged buddy run, jump, and play with other dogs.

Grab Fido’s leash and invite all of his furry friends to meet up at the best dog parks in Tampa Bay!

Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park

📷 @theaselmon

Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park is a great place to bring your four-legged family member to Channelside. This dog park is completely shaded, which helps us all out in the midst of summer in Florida! Plus, the whole park is astroturfed so no muddy paws here. We’re all about that!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 5:00am-11:00pm

📍626 N Raymond St, Tampa 33602

Curtis Hixon Dog Park

📷 @frenchielafayette

While you and your pup are getting your daily steps along the Riverwalk, be sure to stop at the Curtis Hixon Dog Park. This dog park has artificial turf, agility equipment, and drinking fountains. Located in downtown Tampa, this dog park has incredible water and city views that just cannot be beaten!

If your dog has an Instagram page, Curtis Hixon Dog Park is an excellent spot to snag a scenic photo! This dog park is in the smaller size, but it’s perfect if you need a little break after enjoying all of the attractions on the Riverwalk!

Hours & Location

📍600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa 33602

Fort De Soto Paw Playground and Beach

📷 @the_aussie_bros_

Dogs need a beach day too! Fort De Soto Paw Playground and Beach is the best of both worlds with two fenced-in areas near the beach, for large and small dogs, and a designated dog beach. In the play area, you’ll find fire hydrants, water stations, and dog showers to clean and cool off.

Fort De Soto is one of the few beaches where dogs are allowed to be off of their leash. Dogs can run freely at the dog beach, which is a huge plus for keeping them active and watching them live their best beach dog lives.

Hours & Location

📍3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Petersburg 33715

Achieva Dog Park

📷 @wallyschulz

Located in the quaint, dog-friendly town of Dunedin and right off of Main Street, Achieva Dog Park is loved by many dog owners in the area. This dog park has two large sections for small and big dogs. They have hoses installed for water, cooling off your pup, or filling up one of their doggie pools. Plus, the picnic tables, benches, and shaded areas are perfect spots for the rest of the family.

After a trip to Achieva Dog Park, enjoy many of the outdoor, dog-friendly restaurants and breweries in Dunedin.

Hours & Location

📍1659 Achieva Way, Dunedin 34698

Davis Island Dog Park

📷 @hthrmcr

The two dog parks on David Island are great for letting your furry friend run freely in a gated and safe space. The wide-open area is ideal for playing catch and running all over the place for active dogs! There’s also a dog beach nearby which you can access through the dog park. The Davis Island Dog Park and Beach have great views of downtown Tampa’s skyline in the distance too.

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 7:00am-6:00pm

📍864 Severn Ave, Tampa 33606

Crescent Lake Dog Park

📷 @harrietthedoglibrarian

Crescent Lake Dog Park is where all of the neighborhood dogs in St. Pete come to gather for some major fun playtime. The dog park here has beautiful scenic views of Crescent Lake and the beautiful banyan trees. You can walk around the lake and then stop at the dog park where there are designated small and large dog areas. This neighborhood dog park is a great spot to let your pup socialize with other dogs!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 6:00am-11:00pm

📍1320 5th St N, St. Petersburg 33701

Carrollwood Village Park

📷 @leothegolden813

If you’re in the Carrollwood area, this dog park is perfect for you! The Carrollwood Village Dog Park offers two separate access areas for small and large dogs to keep all pups feeling safe. The shaded areas are ideal for dog owners to come together and talk about how awesome their dog is while cooling off from the sun. The walking path around the lake is beautiful and very peaceful, too!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 8:00am-9:00pm

📍4680 W Village Dr, Tampa, 33624

Gadsden Park

📷 @paprikathevizsla

Located in South Tampa, Gadsden Park is a nice spot to bring your dogs for a walk around the lake and then playtime in one of their two dog parks. The large trees provide great shade for dogs and their owners. Gadsden Park is oftentimes busier on the weekends, so be sure to keep that in mind depending on how your pup is around a lot of other dogs!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 6:30am-8:00pm

📍6901 S MacDill Ave, Tampa 33611

Washington Street Park

Washington Street Park in Channelside is a friendly dog park with plenty of places to walk to nearby and that city feel. This dog park feels like a locals spot where people remember you and your dogs’ names, which is sweet! You and your pup can easily make friends with others in the area here. The shade at Washington Street Park is great for those super hot days when you’re trying to stay out of the sun.

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 6:00am-10:00pm

📍114 N 12th St, Tampa 33602

North Shore Dog Park

📷 @ashtonpresleys

If you’re looking for a scenic waterfront view of Tampa Bay, North Shore Dog Park is the place to be. Not only can your pup run around in the small or large dog area, but they can also soak up some beautiful views along the path near the Bay. Dogs can run freely here, and you can leash them up for a picnic at the park nearby for a full day of fun. North Shore Park is also a prime spot to catch the sunrise!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: Opens 30 minutes before sunrise-11:00pm

📍901 N Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg 33701

Logan Gate Dog Park

📷 @binger_8

This dog park in Tampa Bay is great for pups of all sizes! There are two separate areas for small and large dogs at this Citrus Park location, as well as water fountains for both humans and their four-legged friends.

The park itself also features picnic tables and shelters, as well as a playgrounds so you can bring your little ones for a day of fun for the whole family!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: Sunrise-Sunset

📍7374 Monterey Blvd Tampa 33610

Barking Lot in Sparkman Wharf

📷 @kimberlydefalco

While pups on leashes are welcome at Sparkman Wharf itself, this fully-fenced in, pop-up dog park opened in February to give your dog the chance to play with others off their leash! The dog park can be found in the Garrison Street Parking Lot.

Let your dogs run around and enjoy the Tampa Bay sunshine, then head on over to Sparkman Wharf to grab a drink or some food at one of the many restaurants or the Fermented Reality Biergarten!

Hours & Location

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa 33602

Rowlett Dog Park

📷 @starladyloyalty

This Tampa Bay dog park, found along a bend in the Hillsborough River, is perfect if you and your pup want to get out in to nature!

The dog park itself is near the Rowlett Park Trail, which is a two-mile asphalt trail. Make a day of visiting the park and bring your family along with your furry friends to the park to enjoy two playgrounds, tennis and racquetball courts and more!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 8:00am-6:00pm

📍 8401-8549 N Rowlett Park Dr, Tampa 33604

Jim Urbanski Dog Park

📷 @chowgrizz

The Jim Urbanski Dog Park is located in Al Lopez Park near the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Raymond James Stadium!  There is plenty of room for dogs to run around and get their energy out with others, and the park is separated into large and small dog areas.

Dog water fountains can be found in the fenced-in, off-leash areas for when your pups get thirsty. For humans, Al Lopez Park also has playgrounds and a nature trail, so there’s plenty for all to enjoy on a day out!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: Sunrise-Sunset

📍 4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa 33614

West Dog Park

📷 @calithefrenchie813

Not only can you let your small or big dog play at West Dog Park, you can also give them a good scrub down in a provided dog wash as well! Shelters and picnic tables are available if you want to pack a picnic lunch for you, your family and your friends.

If you’re on Instagram, follow #westdogpark or a hashtag for your dog’s breed to see if there are any upcoming meet-ups at West Dog Park!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: Sunrise-Sunset

📍 6402 Occident St., Tampa 33614

Angus Goss Dog Park

📷 @tobynruby

Angus Goss Dog Park is a perfect place for you and your pooch to stop when strolling through the ever-busy Seminole Heights neighborhood!

Right off North Central Avenue, this Tampa Bay dog park is open beginning at 7 a.m. for those early risers and remains open through the evening for those who want to take Fido for a walk after a day at work!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 7:00am-6:30pm

📍4601 N Central Ave, Tampa 33603

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

📷 @the_aussie_bros_

Your pup is welcome at one of Tampa Bay’s most popular parks, and you can even sit, relax and watch boats go by while your dogs play!

The dog park at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is found next to a boat dock for motorized boats, water taxi stops and kayak launches, so there’s never a shortage of things to see on the water while you’re there.

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 7:00am-10:00pm

📍 1001 North Boulevard, Tampa 33606

Queenie's Dog Park

📷 @corgicalledwinston

This Tampa Bay dog park at Waterworks Park is a shady spot for you and your pet to enjoy the beautiful weather. One large dog or two small pups 30-lbs or lighter per person are welcome at the fenced-in location. Dogs must be at least 6 months old to play at the park.

If you dog needs a little more quiet time away from others, the park connects to the Riverwalk for some waterfront views. There’s even a splash pad at the park for your human kiddos!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: 7:00am-10:00pm

📍 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa 33602

Hair of the Dog Park

📷 @hairofthedogpark

Another Seminole Heights dog park location, Hair of the Dog Park welcomes all best friends, big and small! The area is shady and located right around local businesses like Nebraska Minimart and Southern Brewing & Winery.

There’s plenty of space for dogs to run around and owners to relax and enjoy the outdoors at picnic tables. You can also purchase a local craft brew or some wine! The dog park can be enjoyed by dog owners 21 and older.

Hours & Location

⏰ Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday | 3:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday | 3:00pm-8:00pm

📍 4211 North Nebraska Ave, Tampa 33603

New Tampa Rotary Dog Park

📷 @vendelanordberg

You can spot a variety of different breeds at this Tampa Bay dog park, located near the New Tampa Recreational Center! Pet owners can watch their dogs play off-leash from a bench as they enjoy the Florida sunshine.

The park does however caution owners to watch for snakes, so keep your eyes pealed when you visit!

Hours & Location

📍 17301 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa 33647

Northwest County Dog Park

📷 @leothecavkingcharles

Northwest County Dog Park is another spot where you can give your pooch a bath after they play hard! This dog park is separated into areas for small and large dogs.

This Tampa Bay dog park is right off the water, so hopefully you and your four-legged friend can catch a breeze while you mingle with other dog owners!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: Sunrise-Sunset

📍 8951 W. Waters Ave., Tampa 33615

Hyde Park Dog Park

📷 Adriana Santi

This Tampa Bay dog park is nestled in Hyde Park Village, near Cinebistro. In addition to letting your pup off their leash to run and play, Hyde Park is the perfect dog-friendly place.

Dogs are welcome at all outdoor spaces and restaurant patios in the area, so make it a point to grab brunch with your pup if you’re visiting this dog park on the weekend!

Hours & Location

📍 702 South Albany Ave., Tampa 33606

New Tampa Dog Park

📷 @juniperthetoypoodle

Pups large and small will have plenty of space to run around and get out some energy at this Tampa Bay dog park in New Tampa!

Found off Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, you can even stop at the closest Starbucks location to grab yourself a coffee and maybe even a Pup Cup of whipped cream for your best friend to make their day even better!

Hours & Location

⏰ Daily: Sunrise-Sunset

📍 8551 Hunter’s Village Rd, Tampa 33647

Madison Street Dog Park

📷 @vivalavidalolaa

This dog park at Madison Park in Tampa is perfect for you to unwind with your best friend, big and small, while still being close to the bustling city!

Madison Street Dog Park is close to downtown, so you can always hit the Riverwalk with your pup for some more fresh air by the water after visiting this little green retreat.

Hours & Location

📍 1224 E Madison St, Tampa 33602

Which Dog Park Will You Take Fido To?

It’s time to start planning a few visits to these incredibly friendly dog parks in Tampa Bay for your furry bestie.

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