Dog parks in Tampa

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Sometimes, a walk around the neighborhood in Florida isn’t enough to satiate your dog’s need for exercise, or maybe your dog just wants to play with others of its kind. Moments like those call for a dog park your four-legged friend can run, jump, and play in. Check out these amazing Tampa dog parks you can go to when your furry friend needs a wide open space.

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1. Mango Dog Park

Drinking water available Off leash Dedicated areas Double entry and exit gates

If you want your pup to run around freely, Mango Dog Park is the place to go. Open from sunrise to sunset just outside of Tampa, Mango Dog Park is a big, open field where dogs can run wild. Equipped with dog washing stations, drinking stations, and shelters, it’s the perfect off-leash park to play catch with your dog. Puppies under four months old are not allowed inside the park. There are two separate access areas for small dogs and large dogs, so you don’t have to worry if your dog doesn’t get along with others of different sizes. Entry to the park is completely free.

2. Davis Island Dog Beach

Drinking water available Off leash Double entry and exit gates Water feature

Davis Island Dog Beach is the place to go if you want to enjoy the beach with your dog. The area is fenced off from the rest of the beach. There are no dedicated areas for small and large dogs, so keep that in mind if you have a puppy or a very small dog. There is a separate area that’s a normal, grassy dog park, so you can head over there when you get tired of the sand. There are waste bags and rakes available at the park so you can clean up after your pet. Keep in mind that the beach gets very crowded during the weekend, so if you want your dog to have as much space as possible, go on a weekday.

3. Tampa Dog Run

Drinking water available Off leash Double entry and exit gates Special dog friendly ground material

Tampa Dog Run is a charming dog park located in Curtis Hixon Park. It’s nestled between the park’s Riverwalk and the art museum, making it the perfect place to stop while you’re on your morning walk. The dog run is covered in canine turf, which makes cleaning up after your dog very easy. The park also has a concrete playground that dogs can climb and jump around on. There are a few benches in the shade that you can use while you watch your dog play.

4. Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park

Drinking water available Off leash Dedicated areas Special dog friendly ground material

Deputy Kotfila Memorial Park is located under the Selmon Expressway, so there’s plenty of shade from the hot Florida sun. Complete with canine turf, drinking water, and a concrete playground, it’s the perfect park for active dogs. There is a dedicated area for both large and small dogs, so you don’t have to worry about discord between different dog breeds. There is plenty of light illuminating the park, so you can take your dog to play after dark.

5. Rowlett Dog Park

Off leash Drinking water available Dedicated areas Double entry and exit gates

Rowlett Dog Park is the place to go if you and your dog love nature. The park is shaded with many trees and the natural grass is great for your dog to roll around in. This park has separate sections for large and small dogs, as well as fun obstacle courses. There are many benches and a large shaded area, so it’s a great place for a group to visit with their dogs.

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Before taking your dog to a park, you should know how to handle your pet in undesirable circumstances and what to do in case of an emergency. As a dog owner, you must remain vigilant when it comes to your dog interacting with other unleashed dogs. If you need guidance about how to handle your dog at a dog park, book a virtual vet appointment with a Vetster veterinarian.

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