If you’re looking for dog-friendly parks, Miami-Dade County is filled with them. There are at least 27 free and cheap parks you and your dog can enjoy together. There are plenty in City of Miami proper as well.
There are a few dog parks that allow your dog to run free, without a leash, and play with other dogs within a fenced-off area. These dog parks offer separate areas for smaller and larger dogs, along with water fountains, bag dispensers, waste containers, shaded areas, and seating areas. Remember to make sure your furry friend is up to date on vaccinations before visiting any dog park.
Also remember, in this time of social distancing, new rules may be in place at these locations, so please check before heading out there!
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1. Haulover Bark Park
Along with a dog park, at Haulover Park you can also find a grassy open space for your dog to play, fetch and run around without a leash. If you want to take your dog to the beach, there is a designated area for that. Entrance to the dog park is through Parking Lot 3, if you’re traveling southbound on Collins Avenue, or Lot 4, if you’re traveling northbound on Collins Avenue. Entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Haulover Park is at 10800 Collins Ave., Miami, FL. For more information, call 305-947-3525.
2. Amelia Earhart Bark Park
Amelia Earhart’s dog park offers 5 acres of land, with paved sidewalks, for your dog to run free. Admission is free, but parking is $7 on weekends. Visit the dog park at 401 E. 65th St., Hialeah. For more information, call 305-685-8389.
3. East Greynolds Park Dog Park
The dog park at East Greynolds Park is a great place to let your pooch run free and offers shaded pavilions. Parking is $2 per hour. Visit the dog park at 17530 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-945-3425
4. Tropical Park Dog Park
The dog park at Tropical Park is large, free, and offers a dog-washing area right outside the park to clean off your dog if play time gets a little messy. Tropical Park is at 7900 SW 40th St., Miami, call 305-226-8315.
5. David Kennedy Park Dog Park
Located in Coconut Grove, with beautiful views of the open bay, David Kennedy Park offers a free dog area. You can also take a short walk to the Peacock Garden Café, which happens to be pet-friendly. Visit the park at 2200 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. For more information, call 305-575-5256. Free.
6. Washington Avenue Bark Park
Located at 201 Second St. in Miami Beach, Washington Avenue Bark Park is free. For more information, call 305-673-7720.
7. Flamingo Bark Park
Located at 1400 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach, Flamingo Bark Park is free. For more information, call 305-673-7720.
8. Perrine Wayside Park Dog Park
Located at 16425 S. Dixie Highway in Miami, Perrine Wayside Park has a free dog park. It’s part of a 3-acre, dog-oriented family park, with separate areas for large and small dogs, plus a lake where dogs can swim. For more information, call 305-259-1234.
9. Pinetree Bark Park
Located at 4411 Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach, Pinetree Bark Park is free. For more information, call 305-673-7730.
10. Belle Isle Park Dog Park
Located at 52 Venetian Way in Miami Beach, Belle Isle Park has a free dog park. For more information, call 305-673-7720.
11. North Beach Oceanside Park
Located at 8101 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach, North Beach Oceanside Park is free. For more information, call 305-861-3616.
Here are dog-friendly neighborhood parks where you can stroll, run and play with your dog as long as it’s kept on a leash. There are bag dispensers and waste baskets available for dog owners to pick up after their pooches. Always bring your own bags just in case.
12. Acadia Park
Visit Acadia Park at 5351 NW 195th Drive, Miami. For more information, call 305-621-2461.
13. Biscayne Shores and Gardens Park
Visit Biscayne Shores and Gardens Park at 11525 NE 14th Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-770-3125.
14. Coral Villas Park
Visit Coral Villas Park at 6398 SW 35th St., Miami. For more information, call 305-666-5883.
15. Chapman Field Park
Visit Chapman Field Park at 13601 Deering Bay Drive, Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-665-3837.
16. Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park
Visit Deerwoord Bonita Lakes Park at 14445 SW 122nd Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-234-1660.
17. Highland Oaks Park
Visit Highland Oaks Park at 20300 NE 24th Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-932-2164.
18. Kevin Broils Park
Visit Kevin Broils Park at 26150 SW 125th Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-233-3150.
19. Kings Meadow Park
Visit Kings Meadow Park at 9946 SW 142nd Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-380-6917.
20. Rockdale Park
Visit Rockdale Park at 9325 SW 146th St., Miami. For more information, call 305-596-9324.
21. San Jacinto Park
Visit San Jacinto Park at 4430 SW 15th Terrace, Miami. For more information, call 305-666-5883.
22. Snapper Creek Park
Visit Snapper Creek Park at 10280 SW 80th St., Miami. For more information, call 305-596-9324.
23. Spanish Lake Park
Visit Spanish Lake Park at NW 82nd Ave., Hialeah. For more information, call 305-823-2414.
24. Tamiami Trail Park
Visit Tamiami Trail Park at 12760 SW Sixth St., Miami. For more information, call 786-315-5295.
25. West Kendale Lakes Park
Visit West Kendale Lakes Park at 6400 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami. For more information, call 305-207-1644.
26. Olympic Park
Visit Olympic Park at 8626 SW 152nd Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305-385-4750.
27. South Pointe Park
Visit South Pointe Park at 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-673-7766.
28. Pinecrest Gardens (currently not allowing dogs)
The Village of Pinecrest announced an “unofficial” dog park, or a pop-up, titled “Fido Sundays” from 10 am to 5 pm Sundays at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, complete with water bowls, poop bags and loaner leashes, if you need them.
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