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10 Top Dog Parks in Greater Tampa, FL Area

The Greater Tampa area of Florida is rather pet-friendly, which is evident in the number of designated places for dog walking. This guide will give you the location and types of dog parks available in the Greater Tampa area. From those on the beach to those at a park.

Davis Island Dog Park & Dog Beach

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: None
Fees: None
Restrooms: Yes
Park Type: Fenced

This park has two separate areas: one dry area and one beach area with 200 ft of waterfront. These parks have water spigot to get drinking water and for rinsing and full fencing, as well as some shade and benches.

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn - 10pm
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: $5 parking fee
Restrooms: Yes, on the other side of the park
Park Type: Fenced

This dog park does not have a separate small dog area but it has drinking water, lights, and artificial turf, no shade.

Logan Gate Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Managed By: Hillsborough County 975-2160
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: None
Restrooms: Yes
Park Type: Fenced

This dog park has two separate areas one for large dogs and one for small dog area, drinking fountains, picnic tables, shelters, a hitching post, doggie mitt receptacles and a doggy rinse station.

Palma Ceia Dog Park

Hours of Operation: 8am - Sunset (Mon-Fri) and 9am-Sunset (Sat-Sun)
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: N/A
Restrooms: Yes
Park Type: Fenced

The dog park is in the northeast portion of the park. This park has a water spigot, drinking fountain, and shade trees, benches, tables and disposal bags. Parking is limited.

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: None
Restrooms: Yes
Park Type: Fenced

Has drinking water, rinse area, shade, benches, and designated off-leash area on beach allows for dog swimming. Beachfront destination offers a boat launch, fishing pier, playground & picnic shelters with grills.

Washington Street Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn until 10 pm
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: None
Restrooms: N/A
Park Type: Fenced

This dog park has artificial turf and shade, but no separate small dog a The park has a large shaded area for humans or dogs!. The park has multiple water fountains for the humans and dogs. There is a large area to sit outside of the park as well. The park is enhanced at night with special light features, including spot lights and LED fiber optic lights imbedded into the main entry columns. Street parking only.

West Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn until 10 pm
Managed By: Hillsborough County
Days Closed: None
Fees: None
Restrooms: Yes in park.
Park Type: Fenced

This dog park has a separate small dog area, benches, picnic tables, tubs of water so the dogs can cool off, trees, patios for shade, and drinking water for people and dogs.

Rowlett Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: N/A
Restrooms: Yes
Park Type: Fenced

This dog park has a separate small dog area and large dog area, trees, agility equipment, disposal bags, trash cans, benches, tables, shade trees.

Giddens Dog Park

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed: N/A
Fees: N/A
Restrooms: N/A
Park Type: Fenced

This dog park has benches, grass, and trees. No separate small dog area, drinking fountains for dogs and people, disposal bags, trash cans, tables, shade trees.

James Urbanski Dog Park (at Al Lopez Park)

Hours of Operation: Dawn to Dusk
Managed By: City of Tampa
Days Closed :N/A
Fees: N/A
Restrooms: N/A
Park Type: Fenced

It is located on the west side of the Al Lopez Park. This dog park has a separate small dog area and large dog area, water spigots, drinking fountains, benches, tables, and trees for shade.

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10 Top Dog Parks in Greater Tampa, FL Area