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Parks For Pups

When you want to treat your pup to a mini adventure without the risk of getting in trouble, look to the local dog parks—and even beaches—for some fun, games and even socializing.

City of Pensacola:
In the city, pooches are welcome to explore all city parks when on a leash. Dogs are allowed off leash at dog parks within Bayview Park and Roger Scott Athletic Complex. Dog park hours are dawn until dusk daily. Because of the April storm, there are a couple of closures for updates, call 436-5670.
Roger Scott Athletic Complex—This dog park is currently closed.
2130 Summit Blvd.
Dog park located between the pool and the tennis center
Bayview Park—While the dog park is open, the dog beach is currently closed.
Mallory and 20th Avenue
Dog park and beach located on the south/20th Avenue side of the park by the Bayview Recreation Center

City of Gulf Breeze:
The only sanctioned park for dogs in Gulf Breeze is located not far from the convergence of Pensacola Beach Parkway and Gulf Breeze Parkway. There is an area where dogs can roam free without a leash, but they must be wearing their leash entering and exiting the area.
Shoreline Park South
Located across from the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive

Escambia County:
The county has several dog parks available for all non-city dwellers. All county dog parks are open from sunrise to sunset.
Bill Dickson Park
3151 Fenceline Road
Beulah Regional Park
7820 Mobile Highway
Lexington Terrace Dog Park
900 S. Old Corry Field Road

Pensacola Beach/Perdido Key:
After last year’s trial run, dog parks have found a home on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.
At the Perdido Key Dog Park, dogs are permitted within the park without a leash during park hours, sunup to sundown, seven days a week. However, your pooch must remain under your control and supervision at all times. Pay attention to general park rules and posted signs.
On Pensacola Beach, dog park hours are 7 a.m., through sunset during turtle nesting season, which ends Oct. 31. Beginning Nov. 1, dogs can play from sunup to sunset. Unlike Perdido Key, dog parents are required to keep their dogs on a leash. Make use of the doggie bags, disposal bins and hand wipes available at each Pensacola Beach location.
Pensacola Beach Dog Park East
Located at the first parking lot past Portofino
Pensacola Beach Dog Park West
Located at the first parking lot past the last condos on the Gulf
Perdido Key River Road Park
14484 River Road