Top 6 Dog Parks Near Downtown Miami

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The Miami area, famously known for its fiery nightlife, upscale cuisine and artistic influence, also has a unique affinity for four-legged friends. Here are the top 6 dog parks near and around the Miami area for you to check out!

Margaret Pace Dog Park

One of Downtown Miami’s most popular dog hangouts is Margaret Pace Dog Park! The park features separate play areas for large and small dogs, so pooches of any size are welcome. A turf surface helps keep your pup’s paws clean but does attract a good amount of the Miami heat. Thankfully, the park becomes completely shaded as the sun passes behind nearby buildings after about 4pm. The most attractive elements of Margaret Pace Park are its stunning Bay views and surrounding waterfront art. BringFido canine critics rate this park 4 out of 5 bones!

1745 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132

David T. Kennedy Dog Park

In typical Miami fashion, David T. Kennedy’s waterfront park offers an off-leash dog area as well as outdoor gym, nature trails and beach volleyball court. Like Margaret Pace, this park is also very popular with downtown residents so it’s better suited to the social doggo. Kennedy Dog Park earns itself top marks for its well-maintained grounds, displaying a score of 4 out of 5 bones on BringFido. Forgot to pack cleanup bags or drinking water? Don’t stress! The park has these items at your disposal.

2400 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133

Tropical Park’s Dog Park

One of the largest parks in the area, Tropical Dog Park offers two generously spaced, fully fenced sections for dogs to play off-leash. Per the park rules, owners visiting will need to keep their dog on leash when spending time outside the designated fenced-in portion. Within the play area you’ll find drinking water access as well as bathing stations, agility equipment, complimentary cleanup bags and shaded seating areas. Tropical Park has received an impressive 4.8 out of 5 bones on BringFido.

7900 SW 40 St Miami, FL

Hobie Island Beach Park

A day at the beach isn’t complete without man’s best friend tagging along! Hobie Island Beach Park is one of the only Miami beaches that welcomes dogs, with unique spaces allowing them to roam both on and off-leash. Falling into the category of a “bay beach,” the park’s waters are routinely shallow and calm, making it ideal for puppy play. Being one of the city’s only dog-friendly beaches, Hobie Island draws quite the crowd. Even with adequate parking, you’ll want to make the trip early on weekends to guarantee a spot.

Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33129

Amelia Earhart Dog Park

Amelia Earhart’s five-acre fenced-in bark park is for the doggos born to run! The park has a slightly more rugged aesthetic but does offer shaded seating areas and water fountains. Other amenities found here include washing & grooming stations, swimming pools and an obstacle course. Stunning lakes, extensive water sports, a petting zoo and bike trails are other features of this dynamic park. Parking is free on the weekdays and costs $7 on weekends and holidays. Amelia Earhart stands at a strong 4.4 out of 5 bones on BringFido!

401 E 65 Street, Hialeah, Miami, FL

Blanche Park

New turf who dis? Thanks to recent renovations, Blanche Park has become local pup parents go-to spot. An entirely turf play area is a blessing for owners who often find themselves cleaning paw prints off their car interiors after a day at the park. Located in a quiet residential area, the park’s low-key atmosphere is known for attracting a friendly crowd. Note that parking here is free but limited if you venture out at peak play time. Often referred to as one of the most beautiful dog parks in the Miami area, Blanche Park rounds out our list of favorites!

3045 Shipping Ave, Miami, FL 33133

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