Blackstone Dog Park

Blackstone Park
2112 14th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL  34221

Park Hours

Sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted or allowed by special permits.

Closed for Maintenance
Thursday: 7 - 10 a.m.
Last Friday of every month: 2 p.m. - 7 a.m. Saturday (flea and tick control)


  • Free Waste Bags
  • Covered Shelters
  • 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 Natural Resources 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