Dog Parks in Broward County

For more details visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/dog

Canine Beach

Second set of parking spaces north of Sunrise Boulevard on A1A (approximately 1269 North Fort Lauderdale)

November through March – 3-7 PM

April through October – 3-9 PM

Annual Permits must be purchased in person at Parks and Recreation Administration located at Holiday Park, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Hours are Monday through Friday 8-5. Annual renewals are handled through the mail. To obtain a dog permit, owners must provide a current hard copy certificate of vaccination and valid proof of City of Fort Lauderdale residency.


A1A Dog Walking

West side of A1A from Sunrise Boulevard south to the intersection of Fort Lauderdale Beach and Seabreeze Boulevard. Included in purchase of annual Canine Beach permit.

You may walk dogs on the west side of A1A north of Sunrise Boulevard 24 hours a day, no permit required.

Daily, 6-9 AM


Riverwalk Linear Park

20 North New River Drive from SW 5th to SE 2nd Avenues (along the New River in Fort Lauderdale)

No Cost – all day, every day

Rules for Canine Beach, A1A Dog Walking and Riverwalk Linear Park

  1. Dogs shall be kept on a leash, maximum of 6 feet in length, at all times.
  2. All dogs must have current vaccination and license.
  3. Owners must be responsible for their pets. Aggressive dogs may be removed at the City’s discretion.
  4. Dog owners shall be responsible for disposing of all fecal matter deposited by their dog.
  5. Dogs shall not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance such as excessive barking or any similar conduct.
  6. Dogs are only permitted on the beach in the designated 100-yard section posted as a Canine Beach.
  7. Each dog owner must obtain and carry a permit when using Canine Beach.

Bark Park at Snyder Park

3299 SW 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

Daily except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day 7 AM to 7 PM. Closed every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8-11 AM for maintenance.

No charge except for parking on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays ($1 per car per hour, $5 daily maximum)

Two fenced acres with agility courses.


Dog Swim at Snyder Park

3299 SW 4th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315. Swimming is available at Snyder Park’s East Lake. Dog swim is closed the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for water treatment.

Daily Except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day 7 AM to 7 PM. Closed the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for water treatment.


Holiday Park Dog Park

1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

Free

Daily 7:30 AM to 7 PM. Closed every Monday and Wednesday morning from 8-11 for maintenance.

Rules for Bark Park at Snyder Park and Holiday Dog Park

  1. All dogs must have current vaccinations and license. Puppies under four months are not permitted.
  2. Owners must stay with and be responsible for their pets. Aggressive dogs may be removed at the City’s discretion.
  3. Dog owners shall be responsible for disposing of all fecal matter deposited by their dog.
  4. Dogs shall not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance such as excessive barking or any similar conduct.
  5. No more than three dogs per person are permitted.
  6. Rollerblading, roller skating and bicycle riding are not permitted in Bark Park or Holiday Dog Park.
  7. Dogs in estrus (heat), ill and/or with internal or external parasites are not allowed in the park.
  8. Please keep the gate closed at all times.
  9. Dogs are not allowed to dig inside the park
  10. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  11. No food is allowed inside the park. Treats are to be used for training purposes only.

Note: dogs and/or owners who violate these rules are subject to removal form the park and possible suspension. The City of Fort Lauderdale reserves the right to refuse entry into Bark Park at Snyder Park and Holiday Park Dog Park for reasons of health, safety and prior offenses or for the comfort of all patrons and/or their pets. Bark Park and Holiday Park Dog Park are not staffed, please use at your own risk.


Dog-friendly Broward County Parks (Dogs must be on a non-retractable, six-foot leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in our nature centers or natural areas.) 


Dog Parks in Broward County
(Usage fees may apply. Please contact the dog park of your choice prior to arriving for more information.)

*The park’s regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect.


Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park
6500 SW 16th Street, Plantation, FL   33317

Happy Tails Park is a great place to walk your dog and meet friends. Located at Seminole Park in the City of Plantation, the park provides five acres dedicated to man’s best friend.

The park is home to the Plantation Canine Unit and features three distinct activity areas: a leash free run and fun area for large dogs, an exercise area ideal for agility training, and an area for smaller dogs (twenty-five pounds or less).

The park features ample parking, restroom facilities and pavilions, and is open to the public from 7:00 AM until dusk every day, except on Wednesdays when it is open from 12 noon until dusk. Holiday hours will vary.

Various canine events and activities are held throughout the year. For information on these happenings, you should contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-452-2510.

This is an unsupervised park where dogs are permitted to run free without a leash, and consequently, all people and animals that enter this park do so strictly at their own risk. No children under the age of 12 are permitted without an adult over the age of 18. Protected by Thor Guard Lightning System.

Rules and Regulations
Always observe all of the posted rules.

  • People who violate these rules are subject to removal from the park and/or suspension.
  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injury caused by their dogs.
    Dogs must be on a leash when entering and exiting the dog park. Please observe on and off leash areas of the park.
  • All dogs must have current rabies shots and all other vaccines as required by Broward County law and must have their rabies tag displayed in ready view by demand.
  • Do not leave the park gates open, and watch for dogs on the other side when you are entering and/or leaving, so they do not escape.
  • Never leave your dog unattended. Dog owners must remain with their dogs in the exercise area and keep their dogs in their sight at all times.
  • Keep the park clean and sanitary. Always pick up after your dog. Plastic bags in dispensers and disposable cans are available throughout the park.
  • A dog must be removed from the park at the first sign of aggression.
  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the park.
  • No food of any kind is allowed inside the dog park. This is a zero tolerance rule. Nothing creates chaos faster than dogs competing for food.
  • No glass containers or alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Children under the age of 12 must stay with adults at all times. Do not permit them to approach strange dogs without the owner’s permission.

Helpful Hints
Always keep an eye on your dog. Mischief can happen very quickly. Know your dog’s habits; make sure that its behavior is not threatening to other dogs. Even a friendly dog may intimidate a more passive dog with its overtures. Be ready to call your dog off if it becomes too pushy.

Don’t allow dogs to congregate in large groups. Dogs in groups will often have problems, including dogfights. Owners should spread out and walk away in different directions while calling their dogs. Anticipating trouble will avoid a lot of problems.

What to do if a fight does occur
If things go wrong, stay calm. Never reach into the middle of a dogfight. You will get bitten – often by your own dog. Distract the dogs to divert their attention. A loud whistle, a pocket air horn, or a blast of water from a water bottle, pan or hose can work. Or, grab a dog by its collar. Yell for help if you need more people. If your dog is causing problems for others, please leave the park. Come back another time when everyone, including your dog, has calmed down.


Dog Parks in Hollywood

Dog Park hours are from dawn to dusk (does NOT include Dog Beach – see Times of Operation below). Dogs need to be supervised and non aggressive toward other dogs. Some dog parks have a separate area for smaller dogs. Please contact the Ranger Division at 954.921.3404 or by e-mail for additional information.

  •  John Williams Park – 6101 Sheridan Street
  • Hollywoof Dog Park @ Stan Goldman Park – 800 Knights Road
  • Oakridge Park – 5300 S.W. 35 Avenue
  • Poinciana Park – 1301 South 21 Avenue
  • Emerald Hills Lakes Park – 3013 North 39 Street
  • Dog Park at Emerald Hills – Lakes Park 3013 North 39 Street
  • Dog Park at Emerald Hills – Lakes Park 3013 North 39 Street
  • Dog Beach @ Hollywood Beach – Between Pershing & Custer StreetsDog Beach – Hours of OperationThe Dog Beach is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    During Daylight Savings Time, the hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.*Admittance requires a daily or 6 month pass. The rates are as follows:Daily Pass
    – $5.00 per dog, per day (Hollywood Residents)
    – $10.00 per dog, per day (Non-Residents)6 Month Pass
    – $30.00 per dog (Hollywood Residents)
    – $60.00 per dog (Non-Residents)

    Where to purchase?
    – Dog Beach, between Pershing & Custer Street (preferred purchase location)
    OR
    – Administrative Office, 1405 S. 28th Ave Hollywood, FL

    (Credit Card ONLY – No Cash or Money Orders Accepted)
    “Identification is Required”

    Dog Beach Rules
    – Dogs must have current rabies tag
    – Dogs must be under the control of the owner
    – Owner is responsible for waste cleanup
    – Unruly dogs and owners may be asked to leave
    Please help keep our beach clean – bring along a doggie bag!
    For additional information, 954.921.3404


Barkland Park, Parkland

The City of Parkland opened the City’s first dog park, Barkland, on Saturday, January 7, 2012. Barkland is just over two (2) acres in size and has separate areas for large and small dogs, a dog washing station, water fountains for pets and their owners, covered pavilions, walking trails, benches and picnic tables. Barkland sponsorship opportunities are still available for individuals and businesses. For more information please contact Parks and Recreation at 954-757-4105.

Address
Barkland is located at 9245 Ranch Road Parkland, FL 33067

Hours Of Operation
Barkland is open daily from 7:30 AM – Sunset

Rules and Regulations

The Dog Park, known as “Barkland”is an unsupervised facility and users enter at their own risk. By entering this facility owners expressly understand and accept that the City of Parkland is not responsible for any and all damages which may be caused by their or other dogs. Owners and those with custody of a dog are legally responsible for their dogs and any injury they may cause and for complying with the following regulations while in the park:

      1. Barkland is open daily from 7:30 am to sunset. All persons and dogs must vacate the park when it is not open.
      2. All dogs must have current rabies shots and a current rabies tag and license displayed on their collar or harness at all times.
      3. All dog waste must be disposed of immediately and completely.
      4. If a dog becomes aggressive or is provoking others, it must be removed from the park immediately.
      5. Owners or those with custody of a dog must be with dogs at all times and may bring a maximum of two (2) dogs per person per visit.
      6. Dogs must have a collar and be held by a leash when entering or exiting the park. Dog owners or those with custody of a dog must carry a leash for each dog in their care while in the park.
      7. Dogs that are in heat or sick are not allowed in the park.
      8. No animals other than dogs are permitted.
      9. Puppies under four (4) months old are not permitted in the park.
      10. Children under the age of twelve (12) must be supervised by an adult at all times.
      11. If a dog digs, the owner or those with custody of a dog is responsible to stop its behavior and re-fill the area.
      12. No food, treats, alcoholic beverages (soft drinks and water are allowed), strollers, bicycles, or children’s toys are allowed in the dog park.
      13. Choke, prong, pinch and spike collars are not allowed in the park.
      14. Professional dog trainers are not permitted to use this facility for training.
      15. Dog pools are prohibited.
      16. Use of this facility shall be for a dog park; any other use is prohibited.
      17. All dog bites or injuries must be reported to a Park Ranger.

Park Rangers can be reached by calling 954-913-0496.

Dogs and/or their owners (or those with custody of a dog) who violate these rules are subject to removal from the park and possible suspension of the right to use the park. The City of Parkland reserves the right to refuse entry to dogs and/or their owners into Barkland for the reasons of health, safety, and prior offenses or for the comfort of all patrons and/or their pets.