Make playtime with your pooch at these Orlando off-leash dog parks. You can meet new friends too at doggie play dates in parks, restaurants, and bars with several meetup groups. Try the Orlando Small Dogs & Puppy Meetup Group or the Central Florida Big Dog Meetup Group for play dates at a variety of venues.
Avalon Dog Park
East Orlando, 10 minutes or so from the Waterford Lakes area
A separate, fenced area inside of family friendly Tanja King Park lets dogs run free. A 4th grader’s school project prompted an Avalon Park Foundation fundraiser to bring upgrades like a water fountain and more benches to the dog park. A separate, small dog area “for dogs that don’t play well with others” is also in the works.
12001 Tanja King Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32828
Barber Dog Park
South of Lake Barber between Conway Rd. and SR 436
Orange County (OC) runs this fun filled Orlando dog park. Features separate small and large dog sections, some agility gear, and a few shade canopies. Mud lovin’ pups have a ball after a rainy downpour.
3701 Gatlin Ave.
Orlando, FL 32812
Barnett Dog Park
Behind the Central Florida Fairgrounds off West Colonial Drive
Have some Zen with friends at this pretty dog park. Lots of shade trees, divided areas for large and small dogs, and picnic tables makes it a top, family friendly choice.
4801 W. Colonial DR
Orlando, FL 32808
Downey Dog Park
Near the University of Central Florida, at the corner of E. Colonial Dr. and Dean Rd
This large park with a separate area for small dogs features a time out spot, water fountains and several poop stations.
10107 Flowers Ave
Orlando, FL 32825
Dr. Phillips Dog Park
Near Disney World/Buena Vista, just off S. Apopka-Vineland Road
No surprise this big and beautiful dog park is the top dawg paw pawty for locals and visitors alike. Among the abundant trees, walking trails (on leash), and picnic tables, you’ll find water everywhere. Although dogs are not allowed in the big lake alongside the park, pups love the water fountains, water hoses, and much more (bring towels).
8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd
Orlando, FL 32836
Meadow Woods Dog Park
South Central Orlando area, next to Meadow Woods Middle School
Part of a huge OC Orlando Magic Recreation Center located on 19 acres, you’ll find well… pretty much everything. Trees, shade, water, walking paths, dog baths, mini pools, benches, off-leash, on-leash, separate big and small dog areas, and so much doggie-deluxe-more (bring more towels).
1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle
Orlando, FL 32824
Park of the Americas Dog Park (Under Construction)
5 minutes from downtown Orlando, at the East-West Expressway and Andes crossing
The first City of Orlando municipality managed dog park to be, stay tuned for the planned opening in August 2014.
Do remember to be your dog’s best friend and follow park rules. It is Florida, so bring your sunglasses, mosquito spray, and sunscreen — always. Doggie shades are optional.
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