In this Dog Park Series, we are exploring our favorite dog parks in Brevard County, FL as well as tips for the best dog park experience for you and your favorite dog pals! In Part 3, we discussed health and safety preparations for the dog park to make sure that you and your pup are both prepared to play. Playtime for dogs provides great exercise for both physical and mental health.
Let’s check out 3 fun places to take your pup in Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, and Cape Canaveral.
Health Benefits of Visiting the Dog Park
The dog park is a great place to visit for some extra space for your dog to stretch their legs and visit with some of their favorite furry friends. Brevard County dog parks provide a space for your dog to get physical exercise which is great for their overall health and well-being. In addition to physical exercise, the dog park provides mental health benefits.
Dog parks provide opportunities for socialization and mental enrichment. If your dog needs daily exercise, the dog park is a great place to visit to avoid boredom and unwanted negative behaviors that come along with boredom. The amount of exercise your dog needs depends on their breed, age, and overall health.
Dog Parks in Beachside North Brevard County
- Lori Wilson Park Dog Park
- Location: 1500 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
- Phone: (321) 868-1154
- Cost: FREE
Lori Wilson Park is 20 acres full of fun, oceanfront activities including a fenced-in dog park. This park is free of cost and includes a boardwalk, playground, and facilities. Be sure to keep your dog leashed and in designated areas around the park.
- Lorraine Gott Dog Park
- Location: 750 Jamaica Blvd. Satellite Beach, FL 32937
- Phone: (321) 777-8004
- Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30a – 11:00a, 4:00p – 7:30p, Sat-Sun 7:30a – 7:30p
- Cost: $2.50 up to 2 people and/or up to 3 dogs, $3.50 more than 2 people or 3 dogs
The E. Lorraine Gott Dog Park is a beachside dog park that provides an off-leash play area, a small dog area, and a dog wash station. This park requires proof of vaccinations, a county tag, and a registration form and waiver. Be sure to read about specific dog park rules, registration, and tag information. This park does require a fee, and membership options are available for regular users.
- Rover’s Space Dog Spot
- Location: 106 Taylor Ave., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
- Phone: (321) 868-1226
- Hours: 8a – Dusk
- Cost: FREE
This dog park located within Xeriscape Park just opened in May of 2019. The shady refuge near busy A1A provides an off-leash play area for both large and small dogs that includes water features and agility equipment. What makes this park extra unique is a Pup Pantry where the community can share pet supplies!
If you can’t make it to the dog park with your dog, or if your dog needs more personalized attention, contact Space Coast Pet Services to create a custom care plan for your pet! Our mid-day dog walks are perfect for working pet parents!
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