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

Buffalo Creek Park - Dog Leg Canine Park This park closing Memorial Day Weekend, New Park at Ola Mae Simms (11800 Erie Road, Parrish Fl 34219)  will be open before Memorial Day
7550 69th Street East
Palmetto, FL  34221

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

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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