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All hands and paws in for a team shake at a dog park near Wimberly at Deerwood in Jacksonville, Florida



For pet owners, it's important to keep furry friends engaged and active, in order to avoid troublesome behavior and to improve socialization. There's no better place for dogs to socialize and run off some energy than at a dog park, and our luxurious, pet-friendly apartment community is conveniently located close to some great ones! Here are the top four best dog parks near our apartments in Jacksonville, FL, all pet-owner tested and dog approved.

John Gorrie Dog Park

Well-maintained and spacious, John Gorrie Dog Park is divided into two separate areas, one for larger, rambunctious dogs, and one for smaller dogs. Plenty of benches and water fountains for the dogs are on hand, and there are lots of shady spots for resting after a busy day of play. Plus, the grounds are a part of a much larger group of parks and play areas that are perfect for meetings, reunions, or other activities.

Ed Austin Regional Park

Perfect for sports enthusiasts, the Ed Austin Regional Park is a 144-acre site that houses soccer and baseball fields, golf courses, a walking trail, and of course, a large community dog park. The park has lots of shaded seating, including tables and chairs, as well as doggie water fountains and two separate play areas for large and small dogs.

Boone Park

Beautifully maintained and well-wooded, Boone Park is a bit off the beaten path, perfect for those who want to spend a day relaxing to the sounds of nature. Dogs love the abundance of trees and natural foliage, and their humans love the ample seating and shade. There are adjacent tennis courts, playgrounds, and covered picnic areas as well.

Poochie's Park

Doubling as a doggie day camp and boarding spot, Poochie's Park boasts a beautiful dog park, on three and a half acres of landscaped property. The park features a nature trail, swimming pond, sandy play area, and of course, wide open grassy spaces for dogs to run to their heart's content! The first visit to Poochie's Park is free, while subsequent visits are $10 per household for a DayPass to the park. Membership options are available.

To learn more about these attractions, and other fabulous amenities near our pet-friendly apartment community, contact us today!