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Dog Areas in Florence, AL

15 Parks
22 Shops
13 Eateries
8 Groomers

The urban city of Florance is the economic hub of Northern Alabama, resting on the confluence of the Tennessee River into Wilson Lake. The area was named after a region in Italy when an Italian land surveyor visited the town in 1818. Almost 200 years after the city got its name, the town has flourished and become a major hub for the area, providing blooming residential areas, major shopping centers, and large public parks that are also dog-friendly.

McFarland Park is a waterfront city park with over 50 acres of land along the Tennessee River. The area has campsites, a beach area, fishing piers and ponds, a golf course, plenty of picnic shelters, soccer and baseball fields, and winding walking trails. The entire area is dog-friendly and even allows dogs into the camping and beach area as long as pups remain on a leash. Additional features include nighttime lights, water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.

Deibert Park is on the northern side of the city and used to be an old horse farm. Nowadays though the park and its many features are used by humans and pups and include fishing ponds with fishing piers, a playground, and picnic shelters. There's lots of open space and a network of walking trails with access to features like water fountains, benches, trash bins, and clean-up stations.

Not only is Florence and economic center for northern Alabama, but it also provides plenty of outdoor space, walking areas, and 5 animal hospitals to the four-legged residents of the city.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Florence, AL

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,355/sq mi

    #1 West Florence

    West Florence is a quiet and rural neighborhood, with few residential homes and dense areas of woods. Along the Cypress Creek is a serene and secluded park known as Wildwood Park, which provides residents a peaceful for walking, playing, and enjoy a day out. There are natural and walking trails, picnic tables, a pavilion, and a playground to play in. Other recreational activities include fishing, swimming, and canoeing along the creek, with a fishing pier, boat launch, and beach area that is dog-friendly. The park is dog-friendly to leashed pups and provides additional amenities like water fountains, trash bins, benches, and clean-up stations.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,491/sq mi

    #2 Sannoner

    Sannoner is a bustling and lively residential community with, home to the University of North Alabama. Martin Park is the largest park in the area, with a number of great activities and features like enclosed tennis courts, three different playground, a .75-mile walking trail, and multiple picnic pavilions. There's lots of vibrant open space and forested nature trails that wind through the park, giving Fido plenty of options to do while at the park like playing, running around, playing fetch, or just enjoying a nice stroll through the trees. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park but will have access to features like water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations.
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    Population Density 3,858/sq mi

    #3 Central Florence

    Central Florence is home to the city's downtown area, with surrounding residential areas and small businesses. In the heart of downtown is Wilson Park, a lush and lively park for downtown pups to enjoy. There's green space, large oak trees that provide plenty of shade, a paved walking trail that surrounded the park, and decorative fountain to enjoy. Dogs must remain on a leash inside the park and be under voice command while playing. Also in the downtown area are some great places to eat with Fido. Odette is one of those dog-friendly restaurants that serve elegant lunch and dinner courses to their dog-friendly outdoor tables. Wildwood Tavern is a more casual place, which has pizza, specialty hot dogs, and sandwiches. Dogs can enjoy the shaded dog-friendly seating outside and complimentary water bowls.
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  4. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 1,227/sq mi

    #4 Lakeside Highlands

    Lakeside Highlands is an upscale residential neighborhood in the city that's located right along the shore of the Wilson Lake. The area is home to Veteran's Memorial Park, which has large open areas, dense forests, and gorgeous views of the lake. The park has six lighted tennis courts, fenced-in baseball fields, multiple playgrounds, three picnic shelters, and restrooms. There are twenty-two campsites with paved walkways and nature trails, a boat launch, and fishing pier. Dogs have to remain on a leash inside all areas of the park, but can run, play, or even go for a fun swim in the lake, with access to water fountains, clean-up stations, benches, and trash bins.
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 2,425/sq mi

    #5 North Florence

    North Florence is a tight-knit community, with residential homes and busy streets on the north side of the city. Inside the area is Cox Creek Park, one of the most popular parks in the area thanks to its expansive area, recreational fields, and amazing features. Features of the park include twelve fenced-in tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a playground, pavilions, picnic areas, and a skatepark. Dogs are always welcome inside the park and will have access to plenty of space to run around and play in, paved walkways to walk on, and can run around in the fenced-in baseball fields when no teams are playing. Leash up Fido before coming here, and remember to bring clean-up bags.
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