The Magic City offers some great playgrounds for dogs. Here’s a list of select dog parks in ONE | Sotheby’s neighborhoods.
Beach residents love to spoil their canines. On Lincoln Road, residents bring their small pampered pooches in strollers. Even local businesses on cater to furry friends by providing water bowls outdoors.
Although man’s best friend isn’t allowed to frolic on local beaches, the City of Miami Beach has six designated dog parks spread out over the entire barrier island. Each park features fenced in areas for small and large breeds as well as drinking fountains.
Miami Beach Bark Parks include Washington Avenue, Flamingo Park, Belle Isle and the North Shore Open Space Park. Surrounded by luxury condos, South Pointe Park features a waterfront view of Government Cut – the channel where cruise ships and freighters head to port from the Atlantic. Pinetree Park faces Indian Creek, also affording waterfront views with some of Miami’s most iconic hotels in the distance.
Find additional details about Miami Beach Bark Parks on the city’s website.
Further north, dog owners in the City of Aventura can bring their pets to Waterways Dog Park, which features 1.5 waterfront acres for dogs to play leash-free and cool off with doggie showers.
To the south, the Village of Pinecrest allows leashed dogs at the Veteran’s Wayside Park. The passive urban park is 4.5 acres and includes picnic benches, shaded areas and a freshwater lake.
Grove residents enjoy access to two dog parks. Blanche Park on Virginia Avenue has fenced-in areas for dogs to exercise and neighbors to mingle. The Dog Chow area at Kennedy Park is open to Biscayne Bay’s fresh breezes. For more information visit City of Miami Parks and Recreation.
The island’s “Dog Beach” is just past the tollbooth at the entrance of the Rickenbacker Causeway. Newly renovated with paved strolling paths, the beach is popular with dog owners who wish to play fetch with their pets in the shallow grassbeds.
For a list of additional dog parks in Miami-Dade County, visit the county’s parks and recreation site.
– Maria de los Angeles is a freelance wordsmith based in Miami.