Bark Parks in Broward County
The following is a list of Bark Parks — reserved areas where dogs can be safely and legally off-leash — throughout Broward County. If you know of a Bark Park not listed here, please email us so that we can update the list.
Colohatchee Bark Park (City of Wilton Manors Parks)
In Colohatchee Park, 1975 NE 15th Ave., Wilton Manors [MAP]
Wilton Manors' new Dog Park is open every day except Tuesdays and special events.
"Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center" Dog Park (City of Coral Springs)
Sportsplex at Coral Springs, 2575 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs [MAP]
This two-acre site features a unique dog obstacle course with exercise/play equipment, as well as water fountains, asphalt pathways, benches and picnic shelters.
Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach (City of Fort Lauderdale Parks)
N. Atlantic Blvd. (A1A) at E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale [MAP]
A stretch of ocean beach, beginning at Sunrise and A1A and continuing for 100 yards to the north (to Lifeguard Stand #5), has been designated the "dog beach" in Fort Lauderdale. Dogs are allowed only on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays during the following times:
Winter Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time – April to October)
(Closed Air & Sea Show Weekend)
A permit is required to use this beach and you must have it with you. One-weekend permits cost $5.65 per dog and can be purchased from the Park Ranger on duty at Canine Beach. Click here for full information on yearly permits. Or for more information, call 954-828-7275.
Be responsible and clean up after your dog: Dogs must be on leashes and you must clean up after them. Pooper scoopers are available from the Park Ranger(s) on duty. There has been a lot of talk about doing away with this beach, so be careful and responsible.
Check out the City of Fort Lauderdale's "Doggie Guide to City Parks"
Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups (City of Tamarac Parks)
8101 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac [MAP]
The dog park is located at 8101 Southgate Boulevard, on Southgate Boulevard west of University Drive and Tamarac Veterans' Park. The park features areas for both large and small dogs, a common area with drinking fountains (for both people and pups), a dog washing area, shelters, pathways, and landscaping.
Happy Tails Dog Park (City of Plantation Parks)
In Seminole Park, 6600 SW 16th St., Plantation [MAP]
This five-acre site features three different sections: A leash-free run and fun area for large dogs, an exercise area ideal for agility training, and an area for smaller dogs (25 lbs. or less). Parking, restroom facilities and pavilions are available. Open 7 a.m. to dusk daily; holiday hours vary.
Heritage Bark Park (Broward County Parks)
In Heritage Park, 1100 South Fig Tree Lane, Plantation [MAP]
This is a leash-free dog park with areas for dogs of various sizes. The Bark Park is at Fig Tree and Peters Road.
Hollywood Dog Beach (City of Hollywood)
N. Broadwalk between Pershing and Custer Sts., Hollywood [MAP]
A one-block section of Hollywood Beach is being opened on a trial basis to dogs. Current hours of operation are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The current trial runs through April 30, 2008. Note that there is a charge for using the dog beach. For more information visit the Dog Beach of Hollywood Web site.
Markham Park Bark Park ("Barkham at Markham") (City of Sunrise Parks)
In Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise [MAP] [More Info]
This approximately 4-acre facility has two areas for dogs of different sizes. The park has 8-foot-wide asphalt paths, three shelters, drinking fountains for dogs and humans, and a centrally located dog wash area.
Oakland Bark Park (City of Oakland Park Parks)
971 NW 38th Street, Oakland Park [MAP]
This recent addition to the City's park system provides a welcome and long-anticipated amenity to the community of Oakland Park. This 2.26-acre park includes separate areas for large and small dogs and canine agility equipment. Additional amenities are planned.
Pembroke Pines Bark Park (City of Pembroke Pines Parks)
In John S. Fahey Park, 9751 Johnson St., Pembroke Pines [MAP]
This is a large fenced doggie playground complete with obstacle course. Amenities include benches, handicap access, poop bag dispensers, trees, parking, running water and trash cans. The park is located on Johnson Street just east of Palm Avenue, across from a children's playground.
Poinciana Bark Park (City of Hollywood Parks)
In Poinciana Park, 1501 S. 21st Ave., Hollywood [MAP]
Known throughout the City by dog owners, Poinciana Park provides a location to stretch a pet's legs as well as a separate area to play on a playground, shoot hoops or enjoy a picnic. It also has beautiful poinciana trees.
Bark Park at Snyder Park (City of Fort Lauderdale Parks)
In Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale [MAP]
This two-acre Bark Park has separate enclosed areas for small and large dogs to run free, along with drinking fountains (for dogs and humans), benches, picnic tables, agility equipment, leash stations, two hose stations, pooper scooper dispensers and disposal bins. Dogs must have current tags and remain on leash until inside the gates of Bark Park. There is no cost to enter Bark Park but admission is charged for Snyder Park. Annual passes for Bark Park are available. Call 954-828-DOGS (3647).
Dog Swim at Snyder Park (City of Fort Lauderdale Parks)
In Snyder Park, 3299 SW 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale [MAP]
In addition to the Bark Park, swimming for dogs is available at Snyder Park for an additional fee. Click here for more information.
Tradewinds Park Bark Park (Broward County Parks)
In Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek [MAP]
Located within the 627-acre Tradewinds Park, the Tradewinds Bark Park has pooper scooper stations and plastic bags.
Windmill Park (City of Coconut Creek Parks)
700 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek [MAP]
The dog park is to the back of the park, at the southeast corner of Lyons Road and Coconut Creek Parkway. It includes separate fenced off areas for small dogs and for big dogs.
Woodville Dog Park (City of North Lauderdale Parks)
1500 SW 83rd Ave., North Lauderdale [MAP]
This three-acre park is a combined educational, natural preserve and dog park. Located on McNab Road and SW 83rd Avenue, it contains a dog park, nature trail, open green space, and restrooms.
If you know of a Bark Park not listed here, please email us so that we can update the list.