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Best Dog Friendly Places in Jacksonville

  • March 13, 2023
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We love the community of Jacksonville because there are so many places to bring your four-legged friend! From wide open fields, obstacle courses, dog parks and even pupfastic events, there is always something for you and your furry friend to do. Here are some of our favorite dog friendly locations in Jacksonville!

Free Dog Parks

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John Gorrie Dog Park

Located downtown at Riverside Park, this is one of the most dog friendly places in Jacksonville! With a variety of dedicated areas for both small and large breeds, shady spots and benches for dog owners to rest, and water and clean up stations you pup will hardly know what to do with themself. Whether you’re just looking for a place to let them run it out or are meeting someone for a doggy play date, this is the place. 

Hours & Location

Monday-Sunday | 6AM–8PM

📍631-745 College St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Tillie K Fowler Park

Looking for the perfect place to get your steps in with your pup? Head on owner to Tillie Fowler park! With both hiking trails and biking trails available, you and your four legged friend will have the time of your lives exploring to your hearts content. 

Hours & Location

Monday-Sunday| 5AM–9PM

📍7000 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244

Paid Dog Parks

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📷 Paws Park Facebook

Paws Dog Park

Located in Jacksonville Beach, Paws Park is a membership playground for dog owners and their dogs! Guests can enjoy an off-leash dog park with both a large-dog and small-dog area, as well as watering bowls, benches, and an educational bulletin board with community events! Paws Park is handicap accessible.

Hours & Location

Monday-Sunday | 5AM–1oPM

📍468 Penman Rd S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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📷 Nassau Humane Society Dog Park

Nassau Humane Society Dog Park

A place for your pup to have fun while also benefitting fellow animals in need? What could be better! This membership-required dog park offers a variety of amenities for your pup to enjoy from bathing stations, turf, swimming pools and more! Better yet? All proceeds benefit Nassau Humane Society. 

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday-Thursday | 11AM-5PM
Friday | 11AM–6M
Saturday-Sunday | 11AM–4PM

📍639 Airport Rd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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BrewHound Dog Park

Brewhound is an acre of mingling with your mutts! Beer and your barking bud is the best combination. They provide a fenced in area as well as trails if you want to enjoy a hiking adventure! The humans have it good too; Brewhound offers an outdoor bar and their beer garden serves Bold bean coffee and local craft beer and wine.

Hours & Location

Tuesdays–Thursdays | 8AM–10PM
Friday | 8AM–11PM
Saturday | 9AM–11PM
Sunday | 9AM–10PM

📍1848 Kings Circle South
Neptune Beach, Florida 32266

📷 Kanine Social

Kanine Social

Kanine Social is Jacksonville’s first-ever dog park AND craft beer/coffee bar! They offer premiere doggie daycare, dog boarding, and they are the only dog park with both indoor and outdoor parks. Not to mention, they host some great events.

Park Hours & Location
Monday–Thursday | 12PM–8PM
Friday | 12PM–9PM
Saturday | 10AM–9PM
Sunday | 10AM–8PM
📍580 College Street Jacksonville, FL 32204

Dog-friendly Events

Jacksonville loves the local dog community so much that they have some fun events for your dogs every year. We’re sure our pups look forward to them every year!

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Come and enjoy some great music, beer and food with some of your furry friends. The inaugural Woofstock music festival is coming to Jax and is sure to be one of the best dog friendly places in Jacksonville!

Free to attend, there will be activities for all ages, including several of the areas best vendors, food trucks and a variety of live bands and activities. Best of all? This festival is, of course, dog friendly!

Event Details

April 23 | 11AM-11PM

📍Kanine Social – Kanine Social, College Street, Jacksonville, FL, USA

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Riverside Arts Market

Have you been to the market under the bridge? Located in downtown Riverside, the fan-favorite riverside arts market (RAM) is one of the best dog friendly places in Jacksonville! With dozens of vendors to explore, food to smell and people to meet your pup is sure to have a great time. 

Event Details

Saturday | 10AM-3PM

📍715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Vagabond Flea

This local market in Murray Hill is one of the best dog friendly places in Jacksonville! With tons of local makers and outdoor venue to explore, there’s sure to be something for both you and your pup to enjoy. Of course, be sure to visit Vagabond for a delicious cup of coffee or tea to sip on as you walk around.

Event Details

April 24 | 4PM-8PM
May 29 | 4PM-8PM
June 26| 4PM-8PM
July 31 | 4PM-8PM
August 21 | 4PM-8PM
September 25 | 4PM-8PM
October 30 | 4PM-8PM
November 27 | 4PM-8PM
December 14 | 4PM-8PM

📍Vagabond Flea | 934 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL, USA

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Don’t you wish that every place we went to allowed dogs? We respect the many reasons why some places do not allow dogs but we are here to tell where you CAN bring your dog in Jacksonville!

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Wicked Barley

Wicked Barley is a waterfront brewery that offers a large outdoor – dog friendly Beer Garden, Kayak Launch, and a 100′ boat dock! Yes, you can pull up in your boat with your pup and enjoy some local beer and grub! They also host some great events and entertainment so make sure to check them out with your doggo!

Hours & Location

Monday–Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday–Saturday | 12PM–9PM
Sunday | 9AM–9PM

📍4100 Baymeadows Road Jacksonville, FL 32217

📷 Aardwolf Brewing

Aardwolf Brewing

Aardwolf Brewing is located in San Marco and they offer a great outdoor patio where you and your dog can grab a picnic table and hangout!

Hours & Location

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday–Thursday | 3PM–11PM
Friday | 3PM–12AM
Saturday | 12PM–12AM
Sunday | 12PM–9PM

📍1461 Hendricks Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207

📷 Kickbacks GastroPub

KickBacks GastroPub

Kickbacks is located in Riverside/Avondale area and is definitely one of the most unique restaurants in Jacksonville. They have a wall filled with pennies, “fluffed-nutter sandwiches” on the menu, and they allow us to bring our dogs to enjoy all the amazing things they have to offer! Oh and did we mention the have one of the biggest and best beer selections in the world? And we know Jax not only loves their dogs but they love their beer too!

Hours & Location

Everyday | 7AM–3AM

📍910/914 Kings Street Jacksonville, FL 32204

Looking for more dog-friendly restaurants in Jacksonville?

 Check out our guide for the best spots to eat with your puppy pal!

Specialty Stores for Dog Treats

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📷 Woof Gang Bakery

Woof Gang Bakery

This neighborhood pet store is your one stop shop for all things tasty and dog-approved. Who says you can just spoil your dog on their birthday? We’re here to remind you that everyday with your friend is a special one. So treat them to something delicious! 

Hours & Location

Monday-Saturday| 8AM–7PM
Sunday | 8AM-5PM

📍3590 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

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📷 Pet Wants Food Truck

Pet Wants Food Truck

If you’re trying to get your dog on a natural food regimen then we have just the thing for you! Pet wants food truck specializes in natural pet products to help your pet feel their very best. From fresh food and delicious treats, your dog won’t know what hit them. 


📍Neptune Beach, FL 32266

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With two locations throughout Jacksonville, bark on park and main is a must visit for all your pet needs. From gourmet treats to toys and more, there’s something for every doggo.

Hours & Location

Monday-Friday| 7AM–7PM
Saturday | 7AM-6PM
Sunday | 12PM-6PM

Sunday-Monday, Thursday | Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday | 12PM-4PM

📍Park | 1021 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

📍Main | 1713 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

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Your pup deserves ice cream too, right? This homemade artisan ice cream specialty made for pups is a delicious treat after a long walk or maybe a trip the vet. Whatever the Case may be we’re sure your pet deserves it. PupCycle is available for pop-ups!

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More Dog-Friendly Places in Jacksonville:

🐶 Lemonstreet Brewing Company- Riverside
🐶 Wood Fired Up Pizza- Murray Hill
🐶 Jacksonville RiverWalk
🐶 Baldwin Trail & Waterfall

Dog Friendly Places in Jacksonville

We are so glad that the list does not end here and that the Jax Dog Community continues to grow! Let us know which dog friendly locations in Jacksonville you take your pup so we can check it out!

We are always posting about the dogs of Jax so make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @stufftodoinjacksonville and on TikTok @stufftodoinjax!

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Foodie, dog mom, always an iced coffee in hand....

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Gabby Ervin
  • Becca McCandless

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