The city of Altamonte Springs was named by the Altamonte Land, Hotel, and Navigation Company in 1882 after the road the community was centered around. The town is known for its park in the middle of town, Cranes Roost Park, which has a one-of-a-kind floating stage and a cobblestone walkway going around the entire lake. There are an estimated 9,440 dogs living in Altamonte Springs, so there are many things to do with Fido when you are in town, which includes walking along Cranes Roost Lake.
Lake Baldwin is a 26-acre dog heaven where Fido's big and small can swim, play, and run off-leash. The park also has amazing trails, pavilions, benches and picnic tables, bathrooms, sandy beaches, a boat ramp, and lake for the humans too. When you are done, you can clean Fido at the dog wash station behind the restrooms, which should save some time when you get back home.
Pawmosa Park is a fun place to let Fido off the leash. Double-gated for safety and separate areas for big and little dogs. On each side, there is dog agility equipment, water fountains, benches, fire hydrants, and a time out area for the bad doggies. Pawmosa makes a great place to test out your dogs agility, or learn some new tricks.
Because Altamonte Spring’s city center is full of hotels and resorts, many people discard it as a location where they can take their pets if they need a place to stay. What they do not know is that city center is home to Eastmonte Park. This park is not a dog park, but it has plenty of grassy lawns where you can relax with your dog. If you want to get some exercise, you can run on the park’s paved path with your pooch. The park also has multiple sports fields and playgrounds. However, since this is not a dog park, make sure you bring your own doggie poop bags.
Interestingly, Palm Springs Drive not only lacks in dog parks, but also does not have any parks in its vicinity. This is why many residents and dog owners flock to Altamonte Mall area. The mall is nothing short of gigantic! It has dozens of shops and a movie theater with 18 screens. The mall has many special events which welcome furry friends, including pictures with Santa days! You will see many dog owners running errands with their dogs in this neighborhood. Furthermore, the mall is located right next to Cranes Roost, a large body of water. After shopping, many people like to sit out and take in the fresh air. Your dog will definitely enjoy it! Just make sure he stays on a leash.
To most people, it seems like the area of the Spring Valley Road doesn't have much in terms of parks, especially dog parks. What they don't know is that hidden among homes, stores and apartment complexes is a large lake, Spring Lake. This hidden gem is one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever lay your eyes on. Many people take their dogs for walks around the lake while others take boats and canoes and spend the day on the water with their dogs. However, keep in mind because this is not a dog park, so there aren't any amenities.
It's no surprise that there’s a lack of dog parks in Florida. The state is covered in natural water reserves in the form of creeks, lakes, rivers and obviously the entire ocean on both sides! If you do not want to make a trip to the Atlantic, head to Lake Brantley. This lake, located on Sand Lake Road, is a popular tourist destination and local hotspot. You will often see residents fishing with their dogs, running in the park and just relaxing. Because the park is so large, you may even have a whole spot to yourself! Just make sure you take plenty of water and snacks!