Much to the delight of dogs and their human companions, the Pinellas County Parks includes several dog parks. These fenced areas allow unleashed canines the opportunity to run free. And, when the pet gets hot and thirsty, there are cooling stations complete with showers and dog-level water fountains to cool things off.
Owners are required to supervise and clean up after their dogs. All dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park area.
- Pinellas County is not responsible for the behavior of any dog.
- Bites or injury should be reported to Animal Services.
- The rules are intended to protect everyone's use and enjoyment of the park. Violation of park rules may result in a citation or removal from the park.
- Please keep our parks clean and obey all dog park rules below.
Dog Parks are located at the following Pinellas County Parks:
- Fort De Soto Park - Note: Fort De Soto has the only dog park where dogs are allowed on the beach in a designated area. There are also 2 fenced in areas near the beach for large and small dog with water stations (beach entrance is at the far southwest corner of dog park)
- Anderson Park
- Boca Ciega Park
- Chesnut Park
- Eagle Lake Park
- Sand Key Park
- Walsingham Park
For additional dog park locations, please check with your local cities.
- All dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the park.
- Park closes at dusk.
- Patrons use the dog park at their own risk.
- Handlers are liable for any injury or damage caused by their dog (s).
- Handlers are limited to 3 dogs.
- Dogs shall be licensed and vaccinated with a tag on their collar at all times.
- Dogs in heat are prohibited.
- Handler must be 16 years of age or older.
- Children under 12 are not permitted without a responsible adult.
- Handler must control their dog and attend to it at all times.
- Handler must carry a leash with them at all times while in the park.
- Handler is responsible for picking up and disposing of their dog's waste in designated receptacles.
- No dogs under 4 months of age. Check with your veterinarian before introducing a new puppy to the dog park.
- No aggressive dogs.
- Handlers must stop their dogs from digging and are responsible for filling any holes their dog makes.
- No excessive barking.
- No bathing of dogs within the park.
- No food or smoking within the fenced area.
Note to Patrons:
- Beware of holes dug by dogs.
- Users of this facility do so at their own risk.
- Do not go bare foot in the dog park.
- Be aware of diseases that can be transmitted from dog-to-dog in a dog park and have your dog vaccinated BEFORE coming to the park to play. Example: Kennel cough, ring worm, etc.