City of Fort Lauderdale - "Doggie" Guide to City Parks
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America
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"Doggie" Guide to City Parks

Canine Beach

Photo of Dog Swimming at BeachDays: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only

Winter Hours: 3 pm to 7 pm
Summer Hours: 5 pm to 9 pm (during Daylight Savings Time)

Location: From the centerline of Sunrise Boulevard at A1A, north 100 yards on the beach.

Fees

Annual Permit (January 1 to December 31)
$30 per dog (Fort Lauderdale Residents)
$45 per dog (Non-Residents)
$5 Lost permit replacement

Annual permits must be purchased in-person at 1350 West Broward Boulevard (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Annual renewals may be handled by mail.

Temporary Passes

One-Weekend Permit (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - $7 per dog

Please see the park ranger on duty for extra pooper scoopers, if needed.

Rules

  1. All dogs must have a current license and rabies vaccination.
  2. Dogs shall be on a leash at all times.
  3. A person walking with a dog must be in possession of a device to properly dispose of any fecal matter deposited by their dog.
  4. Dogs shall not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance such as excessive barking and/or similar undesirable conduct.
  5. The permit holder must carry permit on person at all times when using Canine Beach.

Dog Walking on A1A

Days: 365 days a year

Hours: 6 am to 9 am

Location: West side of A1A from Sunrise Boulevard to the southernmost intersection of Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (A1A) and Seabreeze Boulevard

Fees: Included with purchase of annual Canine Beach permit

Rules: An annual Canine Beach permit is required to walk dogs on the west side of A1A (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) from Sunrise Boulevard to the southernmost intersection of Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (A1A) and Seabreeze Boulevard.

Note: You can walk dogs on the west side of A1A, north of Sunrise Blvd 24 hours a day (no permit required).

Rules

  1. All dogs must have a current license and rabies vaccination.
  2. Dogs shall be on a leash at all times.
  3. A person walking with a dog must be in possession of a device to properly dispose of any fecal matter deposited by their dog.
  4. Dogs shall not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance such as excessive barking and/or similar undesirable conduct.
  5. The permit holder must carry permit on person at all times when walking dogs on A1A between Sunrise Boulevard to the southernmost intersection of Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (A1A) and Seabreeze Boulevard

Riverwalk Linear Park

Days: 365 days a year

Hours: All day

Location: 20 North New River Drive from SW 5th Ave to SE 2nd Ave (Along the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale)

Fees: Free

Rules

  1. All dogs must have a current license and rabies vaccination.
  2. Dogs shall be on a leash at all times.
  3. A person walking with a dog must be in possession of a device to properly dispose of any fecal matter deposited by their dog.
  4. Dogs shall not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance, such as excessive barking and/or similar undesirable conduct.

Note: Pooper scoopers are available in boxes along the Riverwalk.

Bark Park at Snyder Park

Bark ParkTwo fenced acres with agility courses for dogs are available at Bark Park in Snyder Park.

Days: Open 363 days a year (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Closed every Thursday morning from 8 am to 11 am for cleaning.)

Location: 3299 SW 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Phone: 954-828-4341

Fees

  • Monday - Friday – No charge
  • Saturday and Sunday – Fee is included in the park admission fee of $1 per car per hour or $5 per car for the day.

Bark Park Rules

  1. All dogs must have a current license and rabies vaccination. Puppies under four (4) months old are not allowed in the park.
  2. Dogs must be on a leash in the parking lot, and on the way in and out of the park. Owners must carry a leash while in Bark Park. No spiked or pinch collars.
  3. Owners must remain in Bark Park with dog, clean up after their dog, and monitor the dog’s behavior.
  4. If your dog becomes aggressive, it must be removed from the park immediately.
  5. No more than three (3) dogs per person are permitted in Bark Park.
  6. Rollerblading, roller-skating, and bike riding are not permitted in Bark Park.
  7. Dogs in heat, ill and/or with internal or external parasites (fleas, ticks, or worms) are not allowed in the park.
  8. Please keep the park gates closed at all times.
  9. If your dog digs, it must be stopped and the hole filled in by you.
  10. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  11. No human food allowed in the park. Treats to be used for training purposes only. Please feed your dog only.

NOTE: Dogs and/or their owners who violate these rules are subject to removal from the park and possible suspension. The City of Fort Lauderdale reserves the right to refuse entry into Bark Park or Snyder Park for the reasons of health, safety, and prior offenses or for the comfort of all patrons and/or their pets. Bark Park is not staffed, use at your own risk.

Dog Swim at Snyder Park

Dog Swim at Snyder ParkSwimming for dogs is available at Snyder Park’s East Lake. Dog Swim is available every day during park hours. Dog Swim is closed on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for water treatment, and on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Fees

  • Monday - Friday – No charge
  • Saturday and Sunday – Fee is included in the park admission fee of $1 per car per hour or $5 per car for the day.

Non-service canines are not allowed in any other City Parks.