I grew up with dogs. Mostly big dogs like Labs and Goldens but I fell in love with pugs when I was about thirteen. Now I own my own little pug and looking to expand our family. I walk him three times a day and have him on a diet to avoid having any of the normal 'Pug problems'. I love dogs and I have dog sat for several people since I was about twelve years old. I am extremely passionate about all dogs regardless of breed and size.
Boynton Beach, Florida is a city recognized as a beautiful town along the coastline. The people of Boynton Beach love dogs so much there are tons of places to bring them to play while you are here. Parks, Restaurants, Hotels, and so much more. Intracoastal Park on N. Federal Highway has BBQ pits, benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, restrooms, playground for the kids, fishing, and fitness trails. Boynton Lakes on Boynton Lakes Boulevard has benches, bike racks, water fountains, pavilions, bocce, trails, and a playground. Jaycee Park on South Federal Highway has pavilions, benches, tables, rental shelters, restrooms, bocce, a playground, fishing, trails, and a boardwalk.
When you work up an appetite there are plenty of restaurants in Boynton Beach that allow dogs. Hurricane Alley on East Ocean Avenue has a special menu just for dogs! The beef tips are a doggie favorite. Skully’s on South Federal Highway enjoys pets and treats them like guests. They get their own bowl of water too. Toojays Gourmet Deli on North Congress Street #700 has huge sandwiches and an equally huge menu with an outside area for dog lovers. When you’re ready to relax, there are a lot of hotels that are pet-friendly. The Courtyard Boynton Beach on North Congress Avenue, Hampton Inn & Suites on Gateway Boulevard, and The Inn at Boynton Beach on West Boynton Beach Boulevard.
If you live in Boynton Beach, Florida, you will be able to go to two beautiful dog parks. Located in the center of the city you will find Boynton Village Park and Dog Park. Like the name says, this park welcomes people and their dogs. Unfortunately it is not an off-leash park, but you will be able to use the amenities available, including doggie poop stations and water fountains. There's another park in the area which you definitely shouldn't miss called Caloosa Park. This park is full of natural beauty and animals. Some visitors have even seen snakes, iguanas and alligators!
There is only one dog park in Delray Beach, but luckily it’s a great park. The Lake Ida Dog Park is extremely clean and well-maintained. It is full of energetic dogs and friendly dog owners. Furthermore, the park has plenty of benches, shaded areas and doggie water bowls. However, the park can get pretty busy at times so if you want to avoid the rush, try going earlier in the day, especially on weekdays. Just take a good book, pack a picnic and leave the leash at home. You and your most loyal companion will have a pawsome day!
If you drive a mere 7.7 miles to Lake Worth from Boynton Beach, you can take your prized pooch to the pawsome Dreher Dog Park. This large park is perfect for dogs who want to run around and stretch their legs. It also has plenty of benches for owners to sit and relax while they watch their dogs. Lastly, the park is very clean and well-maintained. All you need is some water, doggie toys and something to read while your dog runs around making friends. And who knows? Maybe you’ll make some friends with dog owners.
If you drive only 20 minutes from Boynton Beach you will have access to 2 dog parks. Pooch Pines Dog Park is just as fancy as it sounds. It is always in pristine condition. The park itself is split up into sides, one for big dogs and the other for small dogs. It's part of the larger Okeeheelee Park, which spans over 1700 acres! Leash up your pup and explore this vast park. The other dog park, Howard Park, is one of the grassiest parks you will ever go to. And the best part? It is an off-leash park so your dog can have the utmost freedom!
Perhaps because Boca Raton is a top tourist destination and extremely close to the beach, it only has one dog park. It is approximately t30 minutes from Boynton Beach, but well worth the drive. While in Boca Raton, make sure you visit Mizner Bark Dog Park. This park is separated according to dog size. People flock to the park from all over the area. When you’re done at the park, you can take your dog to beach and watch the sunrise. And trust us, you will not be the only person with their dog at the beach. You’re bound to make a friend or two.