Dog-Friendly Parks in Palm Beach County

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By Lisa Ocker

Make a play date at one of these dog-friendly parks

Dog parks offer space for romping, separate fenced areas for big and small canines, benches and/or gazebos for humans, wash stations, water fountains, waste bags and trash cans. Here are some favorites:

MIZNER BARK: THE BOCA RATON DOG PARK

751 Banyan Trail, 561/393-7821

Open 7:30 a.m. to dusk daily except noon to dusk on Wednesdays. Permits required: free to residents, $25 per month or $265 per year for non-residents.

BARK BEACH

Spanish River Park (between lifeguard towers 18 and 20)

3001 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 7-9 a.m., 3 p.m. to sunset November to March, 5 p.m. to sunset March to November. Park at Spanish River Park with valid parking permit or at daily parking rate. Permits required: $30 per dog for residents of Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District or city of Boca; $165 per dog for non-residents; $10 for single weekend passes, regardless of residency, available at Spanish River Park gatehouse.

CANINE COVE

Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park

12551 Glades Road, west of Boca Raton, 561/966-6600

Open sunrise to sunset daily except from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

DOG PARK AT LAKE IDA

Lake Ida West Park

1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, 561/966-6611

Open sunrise to sunset daily except noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

POOCH PINES

Okeeheelee Park

7715 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/966-6600

Open sunrise to sunset except from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

DR. STEVEN J. PAUL DOG PARK

Coral Springs Sportsplex

2575 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs, 954/346-4428

It features agility training equipment.

JUPITER BEACH

2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, 561/741-2400

Worth the drive for free, off-leash beach fun. Free parking at Ocean Boulevard and Marcinski Road.

 

This is an excerpt from our Puppy Love feature in our April 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine