Dogs were born to live active lives. To keep your dog healthy and happy, you’ll need to find ways to exercise both his body and mind. One of the most popular ways to do so is by going to a dog park. Rather than simply taking your pup for a stroll around the block, dog parks provide a place for dogs to run freely off-leash and socialize. It’s also a great way to explore your city and connect with fellow local dog owners. Here are some of the top rated dog parks in Orlando that are perfect for active (non-aggressive) dogs and humans alike!
Lake Baldwin Park (Fleet Peeples Park)
2000 S Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, FL
Located along Lake Baldwin in Winter Park, this is a pet-friendly 23-acre park with plenty of room to roam, as well as picnic tables, two pavilions available for reservation, a boat ramp and sandy beach for your pooch to splash around in the lake if he pleases. There’s even a dog washing station on the way out to keep your pup (and your car) clean!
Dr. Phillips Dog Park
8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd. Orlando, FL
This much-loved dog park includes a separate small dog section for dogs under 30 lbs., water fountains, shaded areas, and a rinse station. Best of all, there’s plenty of space for your four-legged friend to run.
Barber Dog Park
3701 Gatlin Ave. Orlando, FL
Part of the Barber Park Complex, this fenced in dog park stands out because it includes obstacles and agility equipment, ideal for the energetic pup in your life. There is a doggy tunnel and a bridge, as well as both large dog and small dog sections with a water fountain and a dog washing area with hose in each section.
Bill Frederick Park (Turkey Lake Park)
3401 Hiawassee Rd. Orlando, FL
Dogs are more than welcome at this Orlando campground alongside Turkey Lake, one of the top-five rated fishing lakes in the state of Florida. Designed for nature lovers, the park includes hiking trails, a serene lake and fishing pier and even a children’s farm.
Lake Eola Park
195 N Rosalind Ave. Orlando, FL
Although technically not a dog park, the nearly 1-mile walking path around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando is very pet friendly. You can find pet owners taking their four-legged friends for a walk around the lake at almost any time of the day or gallivanting around the Farmers Market on Sundays. Various dog-related events take place at Lake Eola each year, and there are several grassy areas near the lake for your pup to frolic and blow off some steam. There’s also a couple of pet-friendly restaurants next to the lake, which will allow you to dine outdoors with your pooch.