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 Pinellas County Animal Services.
- Park 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 dogs 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
- Service dogs are welcome in county parks and must be on a leash.
- Pet dogs are welcome in county parks and must be on a leash, but are not allowed on boardwalks and observation towers.
- All dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the park.
- Park closes at sunset.
- 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:
- 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.