Sunday, December 15, 2013

PERFECT FOR YOUR POOCHES - Where can you take your dogs for a stroll?

MIZNER DOG PARK: 751 Banyan Trail, off Military down Banyan Trail where USPS is.  Areas are fenced off for different sized dogs.  There are shaded pavilions and dogs can run off-leash.  Benches can be found thruout the park.  No smoking.  Water and “poop” bags are provided.  Hours for use are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday thru Sunday from 7:30 am to dusk.  Wednesday from noon to dusk. Nine reviewers gave it 4.6 out of 5 stars.

BEACH DOG PARK: New Dog Park has opened in on the beach in Boca Raton at the north end of Spanish River Park between lifeguard towers 18 and 20.  They can roam Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 9 am and from 5 pm to sunset.  Annual permits are needed, which can be purchased at the Boca Raton Community Center, James A. Rutherford Community Center and Sugar Sand Park Community Center.  Annual pass for Boca Raton residents is $30; non- residents, $165.  Weekend passes are $10 and available at Spanish River Park gatehouse.

CANINE COVE DOG PARK: Located north of Glades Road near Sunset Cove Amphitheater and east of Osprey Point Golf Course.  Two rotating sections, 1 small dogs only section, 3 fountains for dogs and walkers, 34 shaded benches, 15 Dogipot Pet Stations with plastic bags and waste recepticals, 1 pet washing station, nearby parking.  Open Sunrise to Sunset but closed Wednesdays noon to 3 pm for maintenance.  No food, no smoking within fenced areas.  Two dogs per person, remove if aggressive.  No female dogs in heat.  Dogs must be vaccinated and display current licenses.  Same rules for Lake Ida Dog Park in Delray Beach, Pooch Pines Dog Park in West Palm Beach and Canine Cove Dog Park.

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