3 Top Dog Parks in Central Florida Every Dog Owner Should Visit
As one of the most well known dog parks in the Winter Park area, this is the ideal location to take your four-legged friends to enjoy the water and sandy areas. Take advantage of the picnic tables and shaded areas for social outings and hosting outdoor activities. Along with these amenities, there are also nature trails to walk and hike along. Be sure to bring the right shoes and a towel, there is often mud near the water areas and your pup is likely to pick some up. Dogs are allowed to be off-leash in the fenced area only during park hours. Other amenities to note are reserved pavilions for events and boat ramps for boats and picnic tables so you can have a picnic under a shaded area after playing in the park. Hours are 8 a.m. to sunset daily.
Making its debut in 2001, the Paw park of Historic Sanford is the oldest dog park in Central Florida. This park is a fully fenced in area that has two separate areas for big dogs and smaller dogs. This is the only area where the dogs can be unleashed at during park hours. Both areas feature climbing toys for dogs to play with and enjoy. There are also dog showers and self-watering bowls if your pup decides to play in the dirt. Since the recent renovations, the water bowls are constantly cycling in new water each time it is filled, so it's not sitting all day. You can also take advantage of the Paw Park groomer that is conveniently located right across the street from the dog park. For pet owners, there is a cement path surrounding the park that you can enjoy while your dog plays. Another great thing about this park is that it features art pieces that are in shapes of dogs along the fence line. Hours for this park are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
This park is part of a larger community park with two areas for smaller and bigger dogs. There are many amenities that include a dog water fountain, dog wash station, and dog water buckets in case they do not like drinking out of the fountain. Also, there are picnic tables in a pavilion that can be reserved for a private event and a children’s playground right near the dog park. The park also has a nature trail for walking or jogging with your pup. It faces a lake that has a great view. It also has several other amenities like basketball courts, an open field for soccer and a splash pad for children, so you can have fun for the whole family, including your furry friends! Hours for this park are 8 a.m to 8 p.m. daily.