Visit one of Miami's best dog parks during the best time of year.

According to a NerdWallet.com survey, Miami is one of the country’s most dog-friendly cities. Most Miami dogs have it especially good this time of year, the nicest for spending time outside. Make the most of South Florida’s heavenly winter weather by visiting these amenable, fun, and well-maintained Miami area dog parks.

Amelia Earhart Dog Park

515-acre Amelia Earhart Park is a beacon of nature in Miami-Dade County. In addition to a lake, petting zoo, soccer fields, and bike trails, Amelia Earhart is home to a 5-acre dog park. Highlights include two large, fenced-in runs, paved walking paths, and doggy fountains.

Blanche Park

Following a major 2014 remodel, this Coconut Grove green space is more popular among dog owners than ever. Small and large dogs play in the same enclosure at Blanche Park, where artificial turf helps keep canine paws clean.

Dog Chow Dog Park at David T. Kennedy Park 

Another Coconut Grove gem, the designated canine area at David T. Kenndy Park has a spacious off-leash area. It’s a great place to place Frisbee or run around with your dog, with water and plenty of shade trees. In good traffic, Dog Chow Dog Park is a 15-minute drive from AMLI Dadeland.

Greynolds Park

Greynolds Park is recognizable for its monumental hill, one of the highest natural points in South Florida. The dog area at this Ojus park is equipped with pet furniture, shade structures, water fountains, and other treats. Contain any mess Fido makes by utilizing the park’s hosing stations on the way out. Greynolds Park is less than 15 miles from AMLI Flagler Village and AMLI Toscana Place.

Haulover Beach Dog Park

This oceanfront park is perhaps best known for the nude beach on its northern end. But the bark park to the south is one of the nicest stretches of Miami beach where dogs can play off-leash. The dog park has separate enclosures for large and small dogs and drinking fountains for both canine and human visitors.

Hobie Island Beach Dog Park

Beloved by dogs and their two-legged guardians, this Key Biscayne park was named best Miami dog park by the Miami New Times in 2016. Hobie Island Beach Park offers another oceanfront canine play area, with a shallow shoreline ideal for doggie swimming. This dog park is 10 miles from AMLI Dadeland.

Margaret Pace Park

Located on Bayshore Drive near Biscayne Bay, the 20,000-square-foot bark park at Margaret Pace Park is one of Miami’s newest and largest. Separate enclosures for large and small dogs feature dog runs, water fountains, and “fire hydrants” for dogs looking to relieve themselves. Margaret Pace Dog park also has benches for you to relax on while your dog plays with his or her canine friends.

Coral Gables’ “Unofficial Dog Park”

Adjacent to Mattheson Hammock Park sits the old Dade County Nursery, affectionately referred to as “the unofficial dog park.” Look for the spacious, unmarked area at the corner of Hammock Drive and Schoolhouse Road. Coral Gables’ “unofficial dog park” has scenic trails you can explore with your dog off-leash. It’s just 3 miles from AMLI Dadeland.

Perrine Wayside Park

This Palmetto Bay gem has the dog runs and drinking fountains most South Florida dog parks have. It also has a lake that’s safe for your dog to swim in. Hit the hoses on your way out to wash off any mud your dog picks up, keeping it from spreading to your car and apartment. Perrine Wayside Park is a 15-minute drive from AMLI Dadeland.

Pinetree Park

Ranked Miami’s best dog park by the New Times in 2012, Pinetree is still a hit with the canines. There are two fenced-in dog runs, but the entire park is dog-friendly. This, coupled with the park’s serene waterfront location and ample shade, make Pinetree amenable to dogs and pet owners.

Trails & Tails Dog Park

Just one mile from AMLI’s pet-friendly Doral apartments, this 8-acre dog park is a convenient, well-maintained canine recreation area. Trails & Tails has separate play areas for large and small dogs, dog-friendly water fountains, and several washing stations.

Tropical Park Bark Park

Tropical Park’s two-acre dog park is equipped with more than just your standard amenities. The bark park is home to a canine exercise course, featuring a tire jump and king-of-the-hill ramp. Tropical Park’s canine recreation area is also home to sprayers that cool your dog down without soaking him or her. This canine paradise, another recipient of the Miami New Times‘ best dog park distinction, is a 10-minute drive from AMLI Dadeland.

 

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About Jason Ernst


Jason received degrees in International Studies, Economics, and German Literature from the University of Arizona in 2011, and has worked as a freelance writer ever since. His research and writing interests include interior decoration and design, home entertainment, history, art, architecture, and travel. He is currently a regular contributor to the AMLI Residential lifestyle blog. Circle Jason on Google+