Happy Tails Canine Park

51st Street (Map)
Bradenton, FL 34209


Park Hours:|
Dawn to Dusk
Maintenance on Thursday 7am to 10am and the last Friday of each month from 2pm to close

Happy Tails Canine Park is a fenced-in, 3-acre off leash dog park located in the northeast corner of G.T. Bray Park.



  • Doggie Drinking Fountain
  • Free Waste Bags
  • Enclosed area exclusively for small, fragile or elderly dogs 


Dog Park Rules

  • This park is for the enjoyment of our canine visitor.
  • Aggressive dogs will not be allowed to remain in the park.
  • Dogs must wear a current license tag and have a current rabies vaccination.
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the park.
  • All dogs within the fence must be off leash.
  • Choke collars are prohibited.
  • Dog owners must be present, with leash, and in view of their dog at all times.
  • Dogs must be under voice control at all times.
  • Dog feces must be picked up and disposed of by the owner.
  • Owners must immediately fill in any holes dug by their dogs.
  • Feeding the squirrels is prohibited inside the dog park.
  • People food is prohibited inside the dog park.
  • Alcoholic consumption is prohibited in County parks.
  • The small dog area is recommended for small, fragile, or elderly canine visitors.
  • Children may accompany the family pet if they are under the direct supervision of an adult.
  • In all cases, owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs.
  • Canine and human visitors enter at their own risk. Manatee County cannot be responsible for injuries to visiting dogs, their owners, or others using the park.
  • All special events should be requested through the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • NO park personnel on duty in the dog park.



Important Numbers

  • Manatee County Animal Services 
    941 747 5933
  • Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
    941 747 3011
  • Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department
    941 742 5923

Manatee County Animal Services Ordinance 06-18
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Ordinance 03-31