Dog Parks

The following parks have large and small dog parks:

Creekwood Park - Paw Patch Dog Park
7025 44th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL  34205

Blackstone Park - Blackstone Dog Park - 
2112 14th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL 34221

Governor Ron DeSantis Park - Happy Paws Dog Park
7510 Prospect Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

G.T. Bray Park - Laurie Crawford Dog Park
51st Street
Bradenton, FL  34209

Ola Mae Sims Park - Happy Paws Dog Park
11800 Erie Road
Parrish, FL 34219

Dog Park Rules

  • The dog parks are 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 dogs in heat.
  • 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 & Natural Resources Department: (941) 742-5923


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