Nestled among more than 100 sparkling lakes, Land O' Lakes in central Pasco County blends laid back, country living with proximity to attractions and conveniences in the nearby Tampa Bay area. The town has grown rapidly in the past 10 to 20 years, absorbing nearby towns and creating new neighborhoods. Dog-friendly Land O Lakes boasts four veterinarians and clinics who are ready to look after all your furry friend's needs.
Visit Cypress Creek Preserve's 7500 acres of natural beauty. With 12 miles of hiking trails to explore, your pup will love to follow the butterflies, armadillos, tortoises and other wildlife as his sniff-tastic adventure leads him through the cypress trees. Check out Dupree Gardens, a botanical park offering the most dog-tastic walk near garden ponds, streams, waterfalls, fountains and displays.
After your hike, come by Tijuana Flats for some amazing chicken tacos. Everything is made fresh with an assortment of sauces. If you're looking for authentic Mediterranean cuisine, discover the Greenland Grill, a neighborhood cafe serving an array of tasty dishes in a casual setting. Your pup is welcome to join you at the outdoor tables of both restaurants. Come to Land O Lakes, to enjoy the many parks and sniff-tastic adventures that await!
Grab that leash and head to the Pasco County Land O Lakes Community Park. This neighborhood park consists of 16.47 acres of open grassy land with picnic benches and charcoal barbeque grills for your use. Bring the kids along to enjoy the large playground and softball field while you and your pup enjoy a leashed walk through the pawsome outdoors. Bring a picnic along for a lovely afternoon meal, and sit back and enjoy the sunshine. The central part of the park is open with little shade, but trees surround the park at the edge where Fido might also enjoy some time to explore.
When travelling to Land O Lakes by RV, stay at the Winter Quarters Pasco RV Resort. This dog-friendly RV resort welcomes your pooch in the RV campsite area on leash. There are plenty of places for a walk here, and pups will enjoy exploring for animals and fish in the lake. When hunger strikes, stop in at Benedettos Ristorante Italiano. This pup-friendly restaurant brings New York influences to Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. They serve traditional Italian favorites in an old world atmosphere that breathes warmth and comfort. The outdoor patio tables welcome dogs and their owners.
East Lake Padgett Park has something for every member of the family. While the family may enjoy the pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, jogging track, batting cage, playground, and picnic area, your pup may have something different in mind. Take him for a leashed walk with you around the jogging track or through the park. Bring your picnic lunch or dinner along to enjoy a little more time as you relax after your exercise. Park benches offer a place to rest and enjoy the surroundings, and you might even find yourself accompanied by a Sandhill Crane.